PM promises stiffer sentences for dangerous criminals
Boris Johnson has announced plans to allow judges to impose tougher sentenceson dangerous criminals, ending what he described as a “ridiculous” systemwhere offenders are let out of prison early to commit further crimes.
Cabinetministers joined the Prime Minister ahead of the publication of a SentencingWhite Paper on Wednesday, where he told MPs that “public protection” would bethe overriding principle in the reforms. Mr Johnson said the measures wouldinclude longer sentences for child killers, lowering the age limit on whole-life tariff and measures to force violent criminals to spend longer behindbars before they can apply for parole.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is fully behind Chancellor Rishi Sunak'sCovid-19 plan for workers and is hopeful it will mean more people self-isolateif they have symptoms of the virus. Mr Johnson's comments come during a visitto Northamptonshire Police HQ.
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The speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle leads MPs in a minute'ssilence for police Sergeant Matt Ratana, who was killed in a shooting inCroydon, south London, on Friday, as he assisted a suspect to Croydon CustodyCentre.
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Steve Baker, who is part of a Conservative rebellion calling for MPs to have a greater say over Covid measures before they are introduced, says he is sure there will be enough votes to defeat the government. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn