Diary: Crime doesn’t pay - as lobbyists are set to find under Labour

Commenting on Labour’s plans to make professional criminals pay their defence costs as part of its overhaul of the legal aid system, legal affairs spokesman Paul Boateng was in little doubt who it would hurt the most.

Commenting on Labour’s plans to make professional criminals pay

their defence costs as part of its overhaul of the legal aid system,

legal affairs spokesman Paul Boateng was in little doubt who it would

hurt the most.



’The vested interests and the professional lobbyists will squeal - the

public will breathe a sigh of relief,’ he told the Guardian last

week.



Does this mean the Labour Party now views criminals and lobbyists as

completely interchangeable?



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