Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Never-Ending Conservative Leadership Election

It has been going on continuously for something like 25 years, if not longer. And today, David Davis launched the latest phase in it.

However, unlike Jack Straw, Davis is in a position to make the point that if we returned to the situation whereby we could safely assume that almost everyone convicted deserved to be, and where there was far less crime anyway due to proper policing, then no one would be suggesting votes for prisoners.

We could also have proper sentencing, and a proper regime for the far fewer people who were in prison. None of whom would be in for less than four years despite having been convicted of the gravest violent, sexual or drug-related offences.

Oh, and if we did not implement a ruling of the ECHR, then what would happen? What would it, or anyone else, actually do?

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