‘Most members of the public, if they met some of the mentally ill people in prison would think, “What on earth is this person doing here?”Wrong:
Asked what would happen if a mentally unstable offender released under his new regime stabbed someone to death, Mr Clarke said: ‘The first time someone bumps someone off the fortnight after they are let out, there will be absolute outrage.The answer to mentally ill offenders in prison is not to let them out and let them take their chances with the NHS, but to move them to secure mental hospitals, you cretinous oaf!
'But you have to explain to the sensible public that you can’t give an absolute guarantee.
‘It’s about greatly reducing the risk of incidents like this happening. We can do that by providing these people with proper treatment.’
As for his comment that David Cameron is 'not where I am in the party, that’s true', I rather think even iDave has had enough, by now, of this man's talent for opening his mouth and inserting both feet.
Time he was removed?