Crime

I have been very encouraged by David Cameron’s recent satement on our plans to fight crime. The whole issue of crime really does throw into sharp relief the difficulties that face this Government. Back in the early part of 1997 Tony Blair’s famous sound bite that New Labour would be “Tough on crime – Tough on the causes of crime” was widely quoted and requoted. How hollow it now sounds. Barely a week goes past without some new horrible crime each apprently more shocking than the last. Last week there a yound boy was shot simply playing football in a car park sadly it appears he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. What sort of Society has New Labour created?
It is not surprising when criminals hardly ever serve the sentence handed down by the Courts and now even the reduced sentences are shortened further because the prisons are full.