We waltzed into a plenary session about the need to curb serious crime - murder, rape, armed robbery, drugs trafficking, all those little things that make life in our inner cities so vibrant today. When I uttered the fact - not at that stage reinforced by an expression of opinion, but simply a fact - that the murder rate had quadrupled since the abolition of capital punishment, an embarrassed silence permeated the room. It was as if my personal hygiene had suddenly taken a turn very much for the worse....read more
When are these liberal do-gooders going to realise, that with the advent of DNA testing and the huge leaps forward in forensic science, the chances of someone being wrongly convicted for murder are extremely slim. And what these murdering bastards need, is a proper deterrent. Not just for killers of police officers, but for anyone who commits this horrendous crime.
So thank you Simon Heffer for having the balls to speak up for us realists in this liberal, namby pamby nanny state we live in.