Tory minister’s plans to ask UK taxpapers to fund comedy workshops, prisoners’ parties slammed

July 23rd, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 23 (ANI): A Tory minister has angered British taxpayers by demanding that they fund comedy workshops and party nights for prisoners.

According to the Daily Mail, Crispin Blunt, who is Britain’s Prison Minister, wants to scrap harsh indefinite sentences for the country’s most depraved criminals, but in the process, has been accused of damaging the Conservatives’ reputation as the party of law and order.

The disturbing moves follow the announcement by Justice Secretary Ken Clarke that thousands of offenders will be given community sentences instead of short jail terms.

Former Justice Secretary Jack Straw, who introduced the ban on unacceptable events, condemned the impact on victims and said the law-abiding public would be ‘incredulous’. (ANI)

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