Law and Order – where is the balance?


According to recent figures – covered in the Daily Mail and London Evening Standard, 1 in 3 of the London rioters of three years ago have re-offended.

I received this email comment about the story;

12 people have been murdered by them, 6000 other offences have been committed from burglary to rape to GBH. 6,000 in London alone have had their lives touched by these thugs. We need serious extra capacity in the prison system, these thugs amount to some 1,600. I am beginning to think we need an extra 10,000 prison places…

None should have been allowed out of jail to re-offend [many were given non-custodial sentences – Paul].

Remember the outrage at the time? The outpouring of politicians who we can now see were spouting BS?

Of course there is also the Police time spent chasing down the offenders to put them back in jail.

Meanwhile, Government proposed last year a £10,000 fine for motorway speeding. Coming off the back of a record income of £284 million from speeding fines in 2012-13.  It’s a strange country we live in where the motorist is punished far harder than a burglar.

And the shame of Government law and order policy doesn’t stop there;

Last week in Brussels the EU decided that prisoners’ human rights were violated when they were not given the vote, in a case brought by some of the UKs most notorious criminals including a hitman, a child rapist and a serial killer.

Diane James MEP – UKIP Home Affairs Spokesman said;

“This case highlights that a foreign court with inexperienced judges has final say over the British justice system. The ECHR has not pulled back one inch in demanding its right to be the final judge.

UKIP believes that it should be the British parliament which should have the final decision on which laws are implemented in the Britain.

There should be no unwarranted interference in a national issue.

This European court has a history of giving succour to murderers and terrorists. The only way to escape the intervention of this court is the leave the EU itself. David Cameron is deluding people when he says he will try to curb the power of the ECHR without leaving the EU. “

UKIP policies on Law and Order include;

  • Withdrawal from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights.
  • Repeal the Human Rights Act and replace it with a new British Bill of Rights.
  • The interests of law-abiding citizens & victims will always take precedence over those of criminals.
  • UKIP will not give prisoners the vote.
  • Full sentences should be served and this should be taken into account when criminals are convicted and sentenced in court.
  • Parole should be available for good behaviour on a case-by-case basis, not systematically.




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