In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

Mr Toad Makes a Furtive Connection


The reference here, of course, is to the announced intention of Mr Johnsons’s government to increase the number of the country’s jails, already very high and yet short staffed, so that even more people can be imprisoned and people jailed for certain crimes can serve their full sentences. This despite finding after finding that jail is both an expensive, damaging, and ineffective form of punishment.

And in the meantime, the nation’s leadership leads the way in matters of deceit and fraud and general loutishness.