Mr Hayes has a rather strange point of view

So according to John Hayes MP, the whole of the nation is feeling excited because his chum Priti Patel has been appointed by Boris Johnson as Home Secretary. In reality this is pure nonsense and one wonders what goes through his mind before he opense his mouth? Still if we were truly excited about her appointment, the much bigger challenge is how long he wants people who break laws to be locked up for? Of course some people would agree with him, but many of us know this solves very few problems and it creates a great many more. Certainly some people do need to be kept outside of our nation, but the numbers of people in prison are already far higher than is sustainable in our nation. The really strange element of his contribution is that what Anna Soubry actually said was:

“Can the Home Secretary help me? In the nine years that I sat with her on those Benches, the Conservative party’s determined policy was to reduce the prison population by the careful introduction of all manner of sentences and by the support of suspended sentences, which have great power. Is not the real way to help our police to ensure that our criminal justice service is fit for purpose? It needs huge investment and for our courts to be able to hear trials quickly. At the moment, there is two years’ of delay in most cases.”

So in reality what she was calling for was something that his and her party have sought to do over the last 10 years with the one difference that some funds are released to ensure that the CJS is properly resourced which Priti Patel claims to agree with and indeed we should all wish for, even the idiotic John Hayes. Mind you as he stated a year ago “To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to reintroduce the death penalty to tackle violent crime.”

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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