Incarcerating more criminals for longer has saved millions of people from becoming victims of crime.
To halve the prison population, everyone sent to prison with up to fourteen previous offences would have to be given a non-custodial punishment.
It was crucial not just to defy the far left – but also the moderate left and the establishment.
A new account of Labour’s disastrous campaign provides fresh insights for Tory strategists on what we did right and where we can do better.
Any expansion in the supply of homes to buy helps all potential buyers.
Is rising council tax an issue? It is if we make it one.
The Liberal Democrats and Labour are dog whistling to an extremely well-funded anti-prisons lobby.
Intellectual property law fosters innovation and benefits patients, but more effective enforcement is needed to keep disputes out of the courts.
As a Conservative candidate, I found a number of chapters in Cowley and Ford’s new book encouraging.
The Union is safe, at least for now. If ever there were a sure thing in politics, it’s this.
Her book “Prisonomics” shows sympathy only for the perpetrators of crime, not its victims.
Peter recently founded the Centre for Crime Prevention, a new campaign for the proper use of prisons and front line policing. Follow Peter on Twitter. It's not often one gets through a media debate on prisons without hearing a particular trope: "Prison should be reserved for serious, repeat offenders." Well, maybe, but as Nick Herbert […]
Peter Cuthbertson is a Conservative activist and occasional blogger. He works in public affairs. Follow Peter on Twitter. Beat policing works. It was this conviction that led me to investigate for the TaxPayers' Alliance how well each police force in England and Wales performs in getting its officers out on the streets in visible roles. […]