Saturday, January 17, 2004
Herod Blunkett has opened his mouth and put both his feet in it over death of Harold Shipman. "I laughed when I heard Shipman hung himself" as he might have said if he were a Welsh bass player. One might ask whether if he considers Shipman's death a cause for celebration, is he is suitable to work in a justice system where we don't have the death penalty? And it reopens the old debate, is prison supposed to be primarily about punishing someone who's broken the law or about rehabilitating them to be a valuable and upstanding member of society?