It’s not about the money

For too long, the Left has peddled the dogmatic assumption that there is a hydraulic relationship between the amount of money that goes into public services and outcomes. In fairness, occasionally, some brave analysis on the Left has challenged this assertion. For example, in The Spirit Level,  by Wilkinson and Pickett – the tome currently treated […]

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Should Life Mean Life?

Prisoners serving ‘whole life’ sentences are challenging the right of the UK justice system to sentence them to jail for the rest of their lives on human rights grounds. Today, on the Today program, I debated whether – for the worst crimes – life should mean life.   You can listen to the discussion on this […]

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