Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Double detention

28 days is not enough, apparently. That six people have gone up to 27 days apparently makes it imperative that we go to 56 days.
Work expands to fill the available time. 14, 28, 56 - whatever the limit, there will be cases where it's drawn out to the fullest extent. And presumably the first time anything approaches 56 days, we bring 90 days back to the table. What is required is a well-thought-out plan based on evidence from a number of sources - not just the police - instead of arbitrarily plucking numbers out of the air and turning that into a policy. However, with such a weak opposition it's likely that whatever proposal is finally put forward will go through without a significant back-bench rebellion. Whether the hunger for such a rebellion is there so early into Brown's premiership, I very much doubt.

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