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June 12, 2006

Reid attacks 'too lenient' sentence

According to the BBC, John Reid has critised the judgement on a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 6–year–old girl as 'too lenient'.

The man in question recieved life inprisonment, but with the possibility of release in 5 years.

I'm not going to say much here, because I've just finished my exams today, and I'm a bit worse for wear shall we say…

I'll just propose a question. With the separation between the legislator and the judicuary so important in the UK constitutional arrangment, does this signal a step too far by a politician, or is this indeed within John Reid's responsibilities (ie to question the sentencing of independant judges)?

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