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:
Folk seem less anxious about crime than some might hope: