Early Test For Rehab Policy
"I believe that the rehabilitation of prisoners is one of the most important things we can do to reduce crime in this country. A serious-minded approach to re-introducing prisoners into mainstream work and life after prison is also required if we are to make any dent in the appalling figures for re-offending from which we suffer at present."
So says the caring sharing Mr Cameron.
And if he wins, he'll get a splendid opportunity to put his beliefs into practice straight away. Because ex-con Lord Archer has applied for his old job back. He's paid his dues, and in DC's world it's only right he be given a chance to resume mainstream work and life after prison.
On such an important issue, we're confident DC would eschew any nimbyism or "don't do as I do, do as I sayism" and welcome his Lordship back into the Tory fold.
PS For those who've forgotten DD's pledge to "build the prisons to put them away and keep them off our streets", it's here.