02 September 2008

Why Not Abolish The Home Office?

That would seem a reasonable conclusion from the findings of REFORM latest report which labels the UK's centralised justice system as expensive and ineffective. Violent crime has increased from 8 per cent of all recorded crime in 1997 to 20 per cent in 2007/08 and British people are more worried about crime and violence with 43 percent reporting it as one of their greatest concerns compared to 21 percent in Germany and 27 percent in the US.

1 comment:

Ross said...

The Home Office should certainly have most of it's responsibilities shifted elsewhere. There is no reason why the police, prisons and prosecutions couldn't be handled at a local level.

If it stopped doing what it shouldn't be doing it would be better at doing what it shoud.