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Sunday, April 03, 2011

Crooked tax dodger pays for dodgy report

Crooked tax dodger pays for dodgy report

Prisons must be tougher, says survey

The Coalition's law and order policies have failed to win public backing, according to a major new survey which found widespread support for tougher punishments.

By David Barrett, Home Affairs Correspondent 9:00PM BST 02 Apr 2011

"The research found a huge majority of the public do not back the community sentences which Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary, wants to see used instead of short prison sentences.

The poll, the largest piece of independent research into public thinking on crime and punishment since the General Election last year, suggests little support for community punishments and demand for tougher prison conditions.

The poll of more than 2,000 adults, 1,000 victims of crime and 500 police officers found...".

Comment: This is questionable "independent"? Instead of funding this, perhaps Lord Ashcroft should be paying his taxes? And, when is this nondom going to honour his agreement to be a resident of the UK? Perhaps, we can now have a poll to see whether the public agree with David Cameron's policy of allowing MPs to continue to fiddle their expenses?

A poll of 2,000 people including 1,000 victims of crime and 500 police officers. That's 75% with grudges against offenders being asked whether prison should be tougher. So much for independent and being representative and balanced!

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