RADICALLY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO CRIME NEEDED – CLEGG
5 February 2007

Commenting on a European security survey published today, which describes the UK as a “high crime” country with “common crime” above the European Union average, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary, Nick Clegg MP said:

“So much for Tony Blair’s tough-talking 10-year record on crime. These days it is on crime that we are the ‘sick man of Europe’.

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“These figures confirm what an increasing number of people already know. We need a radically different approach to crime if we are to emulate some of the best practice elsewhere in Europe.

“The Government should ask itself why the prisons are at bursting point and yet the level of several crimes are still higher than elsewhere in the EU. The present strategy must be rethought urgently.” Load more

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