Rishi Sunak goes for the jugular & brands Keir Starmer ‘Sir Softie’ for going easy on violent criminals in PMQs bust-up | The Sun
RISHI Sunak slammed Sir Keir Starmer as hypocrite today after the Labour Chief accused him of being soft on crime.
At a PMQs bust-up Mr Sunak labelled the Opposition Chief "Sir Keir Softie".
He described how Labour has consistently tried to kill off measures to crackdown on crime.
And he hit out at opposition MPs for suggesting the Tories don't take crime seriously when Labour has actively campaigned against policies to crackdown on violent thugs.
The defiant PM said: "Since 2010 crime is down by 50% under the Conservative government.
"We've given police more powers and toughened up sentencing – all opposed by Sir Softie."
Mr Sunak added: "We've increased rape convictions by over 60%.
"Meanwhile, he attended 21 Sentencing Council meetings that watered down punishments. That's why they call him Sir Softie.
"Soft on crime. Soft on criminals."
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At PMQs today Sir Keir said: "Can't the Prime Minister see because they have lost control of the court service because they have created the largest court backlog on record and he is letting violent criminals go free?"
Earlier this year The Sun revealed that Sir Keir campaigned to keep violent thugs set for deportation in Britain.
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Sir Keir refused to apologise for signing a letter stating that foreign criminals should not be deported to Jamaica.
The lags ended up staying in Britain, with many going on to commit further heinous crimes.
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