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Started by BBBilly on May 16, 2019 7:48:48 AM
Yet Another Grayling Failing

Probation service: Offender supervision to be renationalised

It reverses changes made five years ago by then Justice Secretary Chris Grayling to drive down re-offending.

However, in March the National Audit Office said problems with the new system had cost taxpayers almost £500m and that the numbers returning to prison for breaching their licence conditions had "skyrocketed".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48288433

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Jacob_Richter - 16 May 2019 11:17:42 (#1 of 38)

All the problems that NAPO said would occur did so.

dottie30 - 16 May 2019 11:20:59 (#2 of 38)

It's almost as if these criminal justice bods who have been working in the system for years know more than a jumped up ideologue with no experience waving a big stick and shouting.

Who'd have thought it?

SinnerBoy - 16 May 2019 11:22:31 (#3 of 38)

Not me, I think that Grayling is right! The market will provide.

fenderstrat - 16 May 2019 11:36:14 (#4 of 38)

Perhaps some of our marketeers could explain how this came to be? All ears, me.

TheExcession - 16 May 2019 11:39:57 (#5 of 38)

Quick! Leverage paradigms in greater amount!

WibbleAgain - 16 May 2019 12:11:09 (#6 of 38)

the National Audit Office said problems with the new system had cost taxpayers almost £500m and that the numbers returning to prison for breaching their licence conditions had "skyrocketed".

I'm sure that means a phenomenal increase in GDP. We no longer have heavy industry, and not much of light industry is left either. This kind of thing takes up the slack.

bailliegillies - 16 May 2019 13:14:17 (#7 of 38)

Another Grayling failure coming back. European countries refusing to extradite to UK because of the poor standard of prisons.

British jails have been inhumane, violent and degrading for years. Now other countries are noticing

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may
/16/uk-prisons-dutch-court-refused-extradite-inhumane-degrading-violent

bossab2 - 16 May 2019 13:18:47 (#8 of 38)

The sooner Grayling is locked up in jail the better.

dottie30 - 16 May 2019 14:16:25 (#9 of 38)

In fairness, it's not only Grayling that is to blame for the disaster that is our prisons. The main problem is sentencing - which needs drastic reform. But he managed to turn a bad situation into a catastrophic one.

Having said that, Jack Straw and David Blunkett were also fucking disastrous.

FleurDuMal - 16 May 2019 14:17:32 (#10 of 38)

Grayling has cocked up everything he touches - it's inevitable he'd add to the prison fuck-up.

Macpaddy - 16 May 2019 14:43:52 (#11 of 38)

Surely Grayling must have something on certain Tory ministers? It's the only explanation for his continued employment. They can't possibly think he's of any use whatsoever. Does he have some powerful Grandee who is moving him from post to post convinced that he will find his perfect niche?

CarlosFandango - 16 May 2019 14:48:10 (#12 of 38)

I could find him a niche easily enough.

JohnIlly - 16 May 2019 15:11:40 (#13 of 38)

Surely Grayling must have something on certain Tory ministers?

I agree. The only explanation is some old negatives of something none of of wishes to think about.

HouseOfLametta - 16 May 2019 15:40:45 (#14 of 38)

"it's a three line whip at cabinet today"

machiavelli - 16 May 2019 15:43:12 (#15 of 38)

Surely Grayling must have something on certain Tory ministers?

He's got all the polaroids from the Elm Guesthouse.

Bonusy - 16 May 2019 15:50:53 (#16 of 38)

The problem is that successfully blackmailing people would indicate a level of competence that Grayling has yet to display in any other form

FleurDuMal - 16 May 2019 15:53:23 (#17 of 38)

GPWM.

JohnIlly - 16 May 2019 16:01:57 (#18 of 38)

Yes, he'd be in the pictures himself.

HouseOfLametta - 16 May 2019 16:06:51 (#19 of 38)

They'd be loads of pictures of his eye.

SatelliteOne - 17 May 2019 10:29:00 (#20 of 38)

If the tax-payer has lost 500 million, someone must have "found" it. Who? Do they contribute to the Conservatives?

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