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)?