Thursday, 30 April 2009

A New Labour bubble that has not burst

New Labour are definitely the party of law and order.

Over the last 11 years, the prison population has exploded. Between 2008 and 1996 (the last full year of the Major government), the number of convicts under lock and key has increased 50 percent.

In contrast, the Tory record is much more merciful. There was an extended period during the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the prison population actually fell.

It all goes to prove a point that I have always believed; socialists love locking people up.

7 comments:

London Estate Agent said...

"Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime"

roym said...

pity the next regime who'll have to let em out again

Alice Cook said...

Can't we just keep them there....?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what has caused the rise? An increase in the number of prosecutions, or an increase in length of sentences? or both?

sobers said...

I heard a stat somewhere that 20% of the prison population is from overseas. Could the mass immigration since 1997 be the cause of the rise in prison numbers?

electro-kevin said...

For ballance (acknowledging previous comments) there is also the issue of DNA being used in courts - conviction rates are bound to increase with this evidence.

Anonymous said...

I think the rise is directly connected to immigration. Trust me: I see it everyday where I live in London.