Tory righteous rage against fewer short sentences prompts letters from just two angry citizens and three Modern Studies students.

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From the Express in January 2018

Despite angry words in Holyrood aimed at winning popular support for the Tories, widely reported across the Scottish media, only 5 people wrote to the Scottish Government to complain about ‘scrapping’ short sentences. Two were very angry and seemed to agree with the Tories that the SNP actions would release a torrent of slavering violent psychopaths into their midst. The other three letters came from Advanced Modern Studies students researching the topic for their projects.

Hoping, I’m guessing, for a bigger sack, some ‘opposition’ politician or cub-reporter made this FoI request. The letters are published today at the link below:

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https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-201900000791/

Folk seem less anxious about crime than some might hope:

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https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/issues-index-concern-about-crime-reaches-seven-year-high

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2 thoughts on “Tory righteous rage against fewer short sentences prompts letters from just two angry citizens and three Modern Studies students.

  1. Ludo Thierry April 8, 2019 / 4:37 pm

    Have to say that the e-mails from the young people doing their Advanced Higher Mod. Studs were pretty impressive. Showing good confidence and initiative. Not sure I would have been as confident at that age if I’m being honest. To me it demonstrates that the current Scottish Education system is delivering something worthwhile to these young folk – not simply information but confidence and life-skills in addition.

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