Soft on crime, soft on the causes of crime
The Labour party brags endlessly about its 'successes' in reducing crime, and it produces yards of bogus statistics to prove that the country is crime-free, but Labour seems to think that the natural place for the criminal is out on the streets.
Why else would successive Home Secretaries have failed over the last 10 years to ensure that there are enough prison places to give society a rest from its unwanted members?
Abandoning children Aggravated burglary Arson Assault causing actual bodily harm Assault with intent to rob Burglary with intent to cause grievous bodily harm Causing death by dangerous driving Causing death by driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol Crimes against humanity Cruelty to children Female circumcision Genocide Infanticide Kidnapping Killing an unborn child Malicious wounding Planting explosives with intent to destroy propery Planting explosives with intent to injure Poisoning Racially or religiously aggravated assault Robbery Threatening to kill someone War crimes
Why else would the government be watering down its Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection, which were introduced with the usual spin and hyperbole in 2005?