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.