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June 09, 2006

Polly Toynbee on Crime

Polly must be smoking some good stuff these days:

An unquenchable thirst for punishment has seen the numbers given prison sentences rise by 53% in the same decade that crime has fallen.

Gee, think there might be a connection? Stick the scrotes in jail and crime falls? What an amazing idea, wondrous that no one’s tried it before really.

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There you go again, Tim. Pointless: the woman is terminally dim. On the other hand, carry on: no harm in reminding us that The Grdnuaia employs the handicapped as well as the treasonous.

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 9, 2006 10:45:00 AM

If Polly had said something like this about a post of yours which summarised some research with the opposite conclusion, what sort of an "award" do you think you might be preparing right now Tim? I mean come on, this is really weak.

Posted by: dsquared | Jun 9, 2006 11:14:58 AM

Who'd have thought that seperating criminals from the public would lower crime?

Posted by: AntiCitizenOne | Jun 9, 2006 1:17:06 PM

This just in: creation of polio vaccine sees dramatic decline in cases of infection....

Posted by: Emily | Jun 9, 2006 4:17:54 PM