It is my job to champion the police, and I am both energised and reassured when I speak to coppers, so many of whom do truly heroic work. But is also my job to hold them to account. And trust has been lost.
Exiling her is a temporary fix but solves nothing.
The party that has always been seen as the most effective on law and order has to stay that way.
The Prime Minister tasked me, the Home Secretary and the Attorney General with leading the Government’s fight against crime.
Tempting as it may be to stop disruptive demonstrations, these changes give too much discretionary power to the Home Secretary.
The Home Secretary says: “We need answers as to why this was allowed to happen”.
We must create a system which is tough on people smugglers, but ensures we extend hospitality to the most needy and vulnerable.
It is harder for liberal critics to impute racism, or undue severity, to a Home Secretary who herself belongs to an ethnic minority.
When it comes to law and order, it is undeniable that our voters are in favour of firm policies to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour.
Controversial but reasonable opinions can be the basis of a visit from the police or even arrest.
The maximum sentence of imprisonment will now be ten years’ imprisonment, reflecting the severity of the nature of the crime.
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Collectively, the group is deeply committed to righting the wrongs of the Windrush scandal and ensuring that this type of calamity never happens again.
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