Back in March, the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, had a little rant to the media about Ian Huntley, explaining that Huntley would never be released from prison. A few days later, it was revealed that certain equally vile murderers would, however, be released. Then the noble Lord suggested that, in order to ease prison "overcrowding" (personally, I can't see what's wrong with making them sleep on the floor, if there are no beds - they are ostensibly there to be punished, after all), judges should be obliged to "consider the availability of prison spaces" when sentencing. Or, in plain English, judges should be obliged to spare more criminals the prison sentence they richly deserve. Now the obese buffoon wants to let another 3,000 criminals loose on the British public, in response to the alleged problems of "overcrowding". He apparently feels that there is "no alternative".
Well, I've just suggested one: cram them in regardless. Personally, I couldn't give a damn whether these low-life have a bed to sleep in or not. As I've said before, if you moved the playstations and TVs out of the cells, that would probably free up a bit of floor space for some thug to lie down on. Alternatively, try execution. Executing murderers, rapists, paedophiles, terrorists, and career criminals should reduce prison numbers a bit. Or there's the Japanese method, as set out by the Pub Philosopher recently. That seems to keep the prison population down.
Perhaps I should write to Fatty Falconer setting out my ideas. I wonder whether he'd welcome them?