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Penal reform and much else: Be careful what you wish for, Ed.

Yesterday’s post here was prescient.  The Observer front page lead today is ‘We’re losing our claim to be tough on crime – top Tories’ (which translates online to Conservatives risking reputation on law and order, say ministers). Already my fears that change … Continue reading

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Crime rate website may serve right-wing politicians well

Reports that the new local area crime figures website crashed within minutes of its launch today (1 February 2011) do tempt a wry smile and a weary ‘as ever…’..     The site is intended to show numbers of offences reported in any local street, by … Continue reading

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