In the Media

1960s liberal consensus on crime to be rejected

PUBLISHED July 19, 2004

Tony Blair is to confront Labour's past today by demanding the end of the Sixties liberal consensus on law and order.

Mr Blair will say the Sixties social revolution, widely seen as engineered by his mentor Roy Jenkins when he was Home Secretary, brought a breakthrough in terms of freedom of expression and lifestyle, as well as tackling discrimination.
But he will say the decade has left a remaining downside in criminal justice, with attention still focused on offenders' rather than victims' rights.