IDS right at the centre of this bollocks, with Cameron:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 77588.html
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Courts will be given the right to demand payments of £25 per week instead of the present £5 maximum to show offenders they cannot get away with paying "the bare minimum", the Prime Minister said.
I bet you can walk into a job with a criminal record at the moment.
It wasn't soft justice before. It just gave you longer to pay off the fine, you muppets.
Anyway, Cameron and IDS. Have you any idea what happens when you give people in trouble less money than they need to live on? The burden falls on the other, probably law-abiding, members of their family. Still, seeing you're prepared to kick them out of their homes to get some nice headlines, you might as well kick them in the teeth again.