Posts Tagged “crime”

Lib Dem opposition to mandatory jail terms for second knife offences show our principles are intact

by Stephen Tall on June 17, 2014

The Lib Dems have sold our soul, abandoning all principle, since going into Coalition – so goes up the cry from the party’s detractors, both internal and the very many beyond. That trite claim doesn’t sit very comfortably with the party’s actions today, voting against Labour and Conservative MPs’ united support of mandatory jail terms […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #63: Andrew Bridgen

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2014

Liberal Hero of the Week (and occasional Villains) is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  Andrew Bridgen Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire Reason: for campaigning successfully to decriminalise non-payment of the BBC licence fee. In 2012, 181,880 people were prosecuted for not paying the BBC licence […]

Liberal Hero of the Week #35: Rick Perry, Republican Governor of Texas

by Stephen Tall on April 19, 2013

Liberal Hero of the Week is chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum. The series showcases those who promote any of the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book — economic, personal, political and social liberalism — regardless of party affiliation and from beyond Westminster. If they stick up […]

Huhne / Pryce: I just don’t see how ‘prison works’ for anyone here

by Stephen Tall on March 12, 2013

His crime was speeding then lying (and lying some more). Her crime was lying and self-immolating revenge. Last night they spent their first night in prison. Few people will spare much sympathy for either Chris Huhne or Vicky Pryce. They are, as Mr Justice Sweeney said yesterday when sentencing the pair to eight months each, […]

Paddick: some Met detectives adopt a “she wants it really” attitude to women alleging rape

by Stephen Tall on March 2, 2012

The Lib Dems’ London mayoral candidate Brian Paddick is interviewed in today’s Guardian, and has some strong words for his former employers, the Metropolitan police: Paddick warns that some detectives adopt a “she wants it really” attitude to women alleging rape and sometimes refuse to acknowledge that some types of men, such as licensed cab […]

Labour teaches kids the new 3 Rs: Remand, Raw, and Recession

by Stephen Tall on August 27, 2009

Three stories today – see if you can spot the blatant connection. First up, the first R: Remand. Lib Dem research today revealed that over a million kids have been convicted of a criminal offence over the last decade, with (…)

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Huhne: police officers with criminal convictions should be sacked. (Question: should they?)

by Stephen Tall on March 11, 2009

Here’s how the party’s lead press release today, picked up by much of the media today, reports this latest crime statistic: Over a thousand serving police officers in Great Britain have criminal convictions, according to new figures revealed by the (…)

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