British Justice ... 24-hour Courts Punish Low Income Families

Feelings were intensified when stories began filtering out of the maximum sentences being handed to first-time offenders of previously good character.

The message coming from Downing Street was clear: go hard on these offenders.

It made political sense for judges to start throwing the book at people they described as 'looters and rioters.'

Whilst most right-thinking individuals would concede that wrong-doing must be punished, the Coalition seems intent on using the courts to score cheap political points.

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Sep 15, 2011