England riots: ministers wrong to ‘steer’ courts, says Lord Carlile – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2011 in judiciary, ministers' powers and duties, news, sentencing, violent disorder by sally

“The government’s former terror adviser has intervened in the row over the sentencing of people who took part in last week’s riots, accusing ministers of appearing to ‘steer’ the courts into handing down the more stringent sentences.”

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The Guardian, 17th August 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk