Criminal Justice

Last night, with all attention on Blair regenerating into Brown, a new criminal justice bill was announced, which contains this little gem.

Other measures include: stopping "plainly guilty" offenders having their convictions quashed as a result of procedural irregularities;

How exactly does one determine who is 'plainly guilty' unless some procedure of due process is followed... or are we to take a leaf from Gene Hunt and adopt the policy 'He's a wrong 'un, let's lock 'im up!'

As always, please do comment if you get the urge.

Update: Tim Worstall has also spotted this