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Opinion: Crime and Criminal Justice – Doing what works to cut crime

Scales of Justice - Some rights reserved by CitizensheepThe criminal justice system is a vital front-line public service, one that most people think they will never come into contact with.  Yet any one of us could be a victim of crime.   Any one of us could be falsely accused.  The Liberal Democrats in coalition deserve credit for bringing crime down to an all-time low but it is still too high and must be reduced.

At conference in Glasgow, the Federal Policy Committee will present its policy paper Doing what Works to Cut Crime.  It is the result of work carried out by a policy-working group I chaired over the last twelve months.

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The Independent View: In defence of the Police

Comedian David Mitchell wrote an article in The Guardian recently in which he was generally disparaging of the police read it here

After reading the article I said to my wife ‘David Mitchell really doesn’t like the police’ her response was ‘What do you expect? He’s a liberal. They don’t like the police generally’ Is this true? It seems, to a degree, that it is. The police represent authority, discipline and justice. They can appear as the antithesis of the most basic principles of Liberalism: Liberty, equality, freedom and civil rights but my argument is that without the police democracy …

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    Caron, Lucy Thomas has a very significant role in the campaign. At all the events we had a conference (including those were Lucy Thomas and...
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    Hey, let's take Caron's critique seriously. The AV referendum was a fiasco, the Scottish referendum ... a near run thing ... so much so that...
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    In my previous posting, for 'Phillips' read 'Mitchell', for 'Amthony' read 'Anthony'. Sorry.
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    Dear Paul, My point is that, if we start moaning before the campaign has even been launched, what hope have we of sticking together when...
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