More arguments against Kenneth Clarke in this piece at The Social Affairs Unit:
Mr Clarke was quite right to say that short prison sentences are not effective but, with the practised lack of logic of a man who has spent far too long in politics for the good of his own mind, he has drawn precisely the wrong conclusions from it. His error will cause much unnecessary suffering.
I just happened to find this piece last night actually as I was researching TD’s views on prison before starting this Facebook group:
The lawlessness has gone crazy in the UK now.
That’s a great group, Gavin. I hope it helps channel people’s concerns about crime.
Thanks Steve. The typical user of Facebook cares little about crime and more about hedonism, one suspects, but I do hope the membership “snowballs” and helps motivate some action on the shockingly lenient sentences being handed down by the liberal elite who are causing so much suffering in the UK.