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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Distraction politics?

Distraction politics?

I can't help wondering if this whole thing with Kenneth Clarke was engineered by Number Ten to deflect media attention away from Teresa May...

Clarke survives after offering clarification

Justice Secretary defies calls for his resignation after unguarded remarks provoke a storm of recrimination

Home Secretary made to suffer in silence for police spending cuts

Plans to cut spending on the police by 20 per cent over four years were condemned by the Police Federation

In any event, I was quite impressed with the analysis provided by Daniel Finklestein and John McTiernan on Newsnight last night. Basically, the message was that we can no longer afford to imprison so many for such long periods of time. This is why we now have to accept alternatives.

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