Monday, 15 December 2008

Clegg - 'crime must not end hope'

. Nick Clegg is due to speak to the think-tank Demos today and he is expected to tackle the issues of youth crime and the economy. Full story here....

"Politicians who impose "disaster" measures after crimes like the killing of Baby P or kidnap of Shannon Matthews damage society, Nick Clegg will say.

The Lib Dem leader will say that the reaction to the murder of two-year-old Jamie Bulger in 1993 led to a "massive upswing" of young people in custody.
Mr Clegg will tell the think-tank Demos that it is important to have "an optimistic attitude towards people".

He will also warn against a "lurch back" to 1970s economic policies.

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