The sentencing white paper, to be unveiled by the justice secretary, Robert Buckland, will lower the age at which whole life orders can be handed down for murder from 21 to 18, as well as several measures that will ultimately increase the number of people held in prison.
So it’s basically classic authoritarian government of gradually reducingly culpability standards while increasing punishment levels.
It’s doesn’t make anyone safer.
David Lammy, the shadow justice secretary, said: “Labour’s priority is to keep the public safe from dangerous criminals.
“The Conservatives’ decade of austerity, failed experiments with privatising probation services, cuts to policing and poor management of prisons have endangered the British public. Their failures have resulted in a reoffending rate of 64% for those who spend fewer than 12 months in prison.”