Theodore Dalrymple

Why are we letting dangerous criminals roam the streets?

Jordan McSweeney, who murdered Zara Aleena last year

If you repeatedly ask someone to do something that is inherently, and obviously, impossible, and then blame him for not having done it, you might be suspected of ulterior motives, such as a desire to hide something such as your own incompetence. 

And so it is with the criticism constantly levelled at the Probation Service, which is accused of not keeping the public safe.

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