Since the funeral, people have been jailed for taking flowers and teddy bears, a Church of England minister has called for the chopping off of thieves' hands and now a judge thinks that the forced removal of a young mother's newly born baby is an appropriate punishment for shoplifting.
Is it not time that we all grew up and took a mature approach to offending and faced up to the fact that young people offend because their parents and or society fail them?
A truly fitting memorial to Diana would be a sea-change in the national psyche - less condemnation, more understanding and compassion and more practical assistance. Or were all these flowers and tributes just empty, mass-hysterical gestures?
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