Thursday 30 September 2021
Today's whole-life order against Wayne Couzens has been welcomed by Jeremy Corbyn, who promised in two General Election manifestos to increase Police pay and numbers significantly. No "abolitionist" he. In practice, that is the Government, and the Official Opposition that is failing to oppose.
Following that sentence and today's equally significant, glorious victory for Kate Wilson, the likes of Harriet Harman, Keir Starmer, Wes Streeting on tonight's Question Time, and so on need to be asked very explicitly why they had abstained on the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act, and why they had no intention of repealing either that or what will soon be the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act.
With the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Act, on which they also abstained and which they also have no intention of repealing, those Statutes are already internationally infamous as having "consigned the United Kingdom to the outermost fringe of international respectability" by "drawing a triangle of separation around that country".