The comments made by David Lammy, the Shadow Justice Secretary, on 5 August 2020.
The Tories’ disastrous sell-off of courts in England and Wales has created a situation where dangerous offenders could now be released onto the streets.
This could threaten public safety as well as being another insult to the generation of victims who are being denied justice by endless delays.
Tory vandalism has created chaos and permanently damaged the justice system. It’s unbelievable that the Government plans to close further courts.
The Government must stop dithering over its roll out of Nightingale Courts. We urgently need more capacity to deal with the immediate crisis. The Conservatives must also promise to make no new plans to close more courts while in government.