The government has a patchy record with criminal justice bills – and the latest is no exception. The Social Action, Responsibility & Heroism Bill is attacked as a “vacuous waste of time” by the Labour party.
As Andrew Adonis argues, successful reforms are incremental and build on existing best-practice, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel.
The Justice Secretary is pushing ahead without parliamentary approval and without any evidence that his plans will work. Labour will call him to account.
The Justice Secretary's assault on the Human Rights Act is legally illiterate and betrays a breathtaking ignorance of our history.
Justice Secretary accuses the chair of the Public Accounts Committee of "political grandstanding" after her committee described the performance of the Work Programme as "extremely poor".
Grayling's reforms show the coalition hasn't learned from the failure of the Work Programme.
Our political system is fixated on punishing ex-prisoners after they have reoffended, as opposed to trying to get things right in the first place.
The law already provides a robust defence of those who used what they considered to be"reasonable force".
Chris Grayling on prisoners watching TV.