David Lammy – 2020 Speech on Sentencing Law Changes

The comments made by David Lammy, the Shadow Justice Secretary, on 16 September 2020.

It is totally hypocritical for Boris Johnson to play tough on law and order in the same week that he ordered his MPs to vote to break the law.

The Conservatives’ rhetoric on crime never lives up to the reality. Under this government we have the lowest charging rate for reported crimes since records began.

Labour will scrutinise this proposed legislation on sentencing closely. Our priority is to keep the British public safe.