Victims of crime have learnt that there is no such thing as a free tax cut. We argued that a home secretary trying to control crime by sentences alone is like a golfer who drives off the tee with his putter. You cannot sentence criminals unless you can catch them first.
You say Michael Howard's majority is "unassailable", I spent yesterday watching Liberal Democrats assailing it with skill and determination. It is no more unassailable than Nigel Lawson was before Mrs Thatcher fired him.
Social Security spokesperson
House of Lords
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