UK prison service

Tabloid rage wins the sentencing argument

No one comes out of the sentencing u-turn saga in a particularly good light; all the political parties should be wary of letting tabloid outrage dictate policy.

Two-thirds of Lib Dem general election voters against fees u-turn

Sixty eight per cent of those who voted Liberal Democrat in May say it is wrong for the party to break its election pledge to “vote against any increase in fees in the next parliament and to pressure the government to introduce a fairer alternative” – with just 21 per cent thinking the party is right to abandon its promise, a YouGov poll undertaken last week (2nd-3rd December) has reveled.

Alexander signals Lib Dem u-turn on Barnett Formula

In an appearance before the Welsh Assembly’s finance committee yesterday, the Liberal Democrat’s cutter in chief, Danny Alexander, performed what can only be described as the next in a long line of Lib Dem U-turns, this time on how the devolved administrations are funded by Westminster.