Ruth Davidson’s ‘soft on crime’ charge doesn’t stand up to scrutiny

IF in doubt, “criminals!” shout. That seems to be Ruth Davidson’s strategy for any session of FMQs that falls during a week when her colleagues at Westminster have been disgracing themselves, disrespecting Scotland, slinging mud at each other and infuriating our EU neighbours.

At the moment that describes just about every week, so no wonder we’ve had Tory questions about prisoner voting, prisoner monitoring and now the fine detail of the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Bill, which covers areas including electronic monitoring, or tagging.

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Published in The National on June 15 2018.

Published by Shona Craven

Writer, editor, talking head

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