Chris Grayling’s proposals are a calculated move to win over UKIP’s growing constituency of angry little men.
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The Conservatives’ plan to scrap the Human Rights Act will be applauded by dictators around the world
The biggest threat to our human rights comes not from European judges in Strasbourg but from the Conservative party
If the acid test is whether the plan would prevent another Abu Qatada or prison votes row – then it fails.
It’s time that the Conservative justice secretary stopped trying to justify the oversight and started looking at ways to correct it.
Rather than handing young adults to private companies, the government should look at what actually works
The government wants to push young adult offenders into a probation service modelled on the failed work programme.
Mandatory prison sentences are not an appropriate, proportionate or effective response to the problem of knife possession.
Reducing the numbers eligible for release on temporary licence will mean fewer people have the chance to become law abiding citizens and taxpayers.
The Guardian reported this week that prison governors have been ordered to cut costs by £149m a year. Cuts aren’t the only regressive thing the coalition are doing to the criminal justice system, however.