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Let's vote on punishment
1:59pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Letters
IN THE UK, capital punishment was abolished around 1965 for the murder of men, women and children.
Now that the deterrent has well and truly gone, I read in a report that statistics have shown that the murder rate in this country has risen to something like 90 per cent, which is a staggering figure if this is the case.
My own view is that capital punishment should be brought back for the murder of innocent men, women and children, where it is 100 per cent conclusive.
The British Government doesn’t have an alternative to capital punishment now because the whole life sentence is a breach of the pathetic Human Rights Act under Article Three for Murders of Men, Women and Children, which was signed by the “do-gooders” in British Politics.
We are told we live in a democracy, therefore, let us have a referendum on capital punishment and see what the British public think of it.
I’m not a “betting” man, but I would say it would be brought back very quickly.
BRIAN ASKEW Barnton