Nick Herbert may think (reported in The Guardian this morning) that “Justice delayed is justice denied” but it is never as easy as all that.
As his fellow Conservative MP, James Clappison said last August (again from The Guardian):
There has to be firm, deterrent sentencing but rushed justice will be bad justice particularly when you’re trying to sort the professional repeat offenders and organisations from the weak followers.”
Referring to the report of the leaked document, he said: “The situation is tough for the police, but we can’t have short cuts to justice. In every case we have to have normal high standards of justice for determining guilt and innocence and the right sentence.
Says it all.