In the Media

Spin, scaremongering and the facts about burglary

PUBLISHED December 9, 2004

Tony Blair announced yesterday that the Government will consider changing the law to protect householders from prosecution if they tackle burglars.

Mr Blair clashed with the Tory leader, Michael Howard, in the Commons over an issue creating alarm across Britain: the fear of being attacked in one's own home. Mr Blair said it was important to send a "very, very clear signal to people" that the Government was on the side of the victim, not the offender.