Monday, 27 October 2008

Compare and Contrast...

Jack Straw will today launch a withering attack on liberal justice groups who 'drive him nuts' by focusing on the 'needs' of offenders instead of punishment.
Really, Jack? Hmm, but never mind what you say, what are you doing...?

Oh:
Prison may be the place that the public would like criminals to be - but it's the last place Mr Straw wants them. He's responsible for the prison service, and he knows that there are no spaces for additional inmates. His immediate priority is to keep additional criminals from being sent to jail. It was Mr Straw who introduced the early-release scheme for criminals, which lets them out 28 days early. He is a great advocate of "community sentences", because they keep criminals out of jail.
Update: I'm not the only one to see through this...

3 comments:

Rob said...

Either Straw has some weird double personality or he is the most hypocritical and cynical bastard in a government packed full of them.

Anonymous said...

Erm, it's all part of the softening-up exercise that's going on to prepare for the snap election Broon is going to call if he holds Glenrothes.

Mark my words.

JuliaM said...

"...the snap election Broon is going to call if he holds Glenrothes."

Six weeks ago, I'd have said Brown would never hang on to Glenrothes.

Now? I'm not so sure.

It seems you really can fool most of the people, most of the time. At least, you can if 'most of the people' = 'the MSM'..