A contest between victims and criminals?
Why I disagree with Andy Burnham’s view of the criminal justice system
Andy Burnham, once a minister in Gordon Brown’s cabinet, now the mayor of Greater Manchester and perhaps a future leader of the Labour party, committed himself last week to a “root-and-branch reform of English justice”. His thesis, published in the Guardian, was well meaning but ill-informed.
You can read my reasons for saying this — and my v…