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Conservative party conference: over the top on the home front | Simon Hoggart's sketch

PUBLISHED October 9, 2012

Talk about radical thinking! The Tories have announced a programme of shooting burglars, to ease the pressure on Britain's jails. It wasn't quite put like that, but the new justice secretary, Chris Grayling, said that even if people use force "that in the cold light of day might seem over the top", the law will be on their side ? unless their response was "grossly disproportionate".

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