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Re: Scottish High Court Appeal

Originally Posted by Naughty Nigel View Post

Only a misguided Liberal would seek to justify the pre-meditated torture, rape and murder of an innocent child. I am sure the warm platitudes expressed towards the accused will be of great comfort to her distraught family.
I make no comment whatsoever on the Scottish case in the OP. It is a matter for the Scottish Courts.

What I would say, however, is that savage and ongoing cuts to EVERY part of the criminal justice system - from the Police to the Prisons via the Courts is doing demonstrably more damage to the safety of the people in this country than "going soft" on criminals (which IMHO is a perception unproven by statistics). Like I said, I recommend you read that book. It is an objective assessment of the system based on real events in a criminal barristers life and explains clearly why things appear "soft", why sentences seem short, why there are stupidities in Statute Law etc.

And my last word is that I prefer the rule of law to mob rule.

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