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Tony Blair says Coalition is soft on crime

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/06/2010

Mary Riddell and Jon Swaine

"The former prime minister, who famously once promised to be tough on crime, criticised the Government's plans to cut prisoner numbers and scale back the DNA database.

"In an interview published in today's Daily Telegraph, Mr Blair said he powerfully disagrees with the liberal penal policies of Kenneth Clarke, the Justice Secretary.

"You've got to put in prison those who deserve to be there, he said, adding Britain should look to developing countries that just don't accept criminality. He said dysfunctional families who produced 14-year-old kids stabbing one another to death are making people's lives hell."

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"Tony Blair says Coalition is soft on crime", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2010. Consulté le 04/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/tony-blair-says-coalition-is-soft-on-crime