Makes my blood boil. The Government are not listening to public opinion at all. Most of the UK population want longer, tougher sentencing.
What we are getting with Government at present after election is four years of doing exactly what they wish. This is not representation of the people.
Not enough prisons, build more. Keep the cost down by using prison labour.
Sorry Slim, what we need is more convictions first. The real problem is that especially for the minor crimes the ones that really affect the ordinary man or woman the clear up rate is way too low and until the clear up rate goes up jail is no deterent. Until the scrotes actually start to think they might get caught they will carry on thieving etc. There is far too much concern with punishment and not enough on catching the little b*ggers.