Bloody typical. I have said it before, but it's worth saying again. We don't need new laws. If the Government focussed on enforcing those we had 100 years ago (murder, burglary, rape, etc.) and did not trouble with the others until it had achieved satisfactory police performance, we would all be better off.
Here is Charles Clarke, having failed to use his existing powers and perform his existing duties as Home Secretary, promising to take on new powers and duties. How New Labour is that? Enough spin already. Let's have some honest-to-God performance for our money.
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