Tuesday 5 October 2021 / 11:31 AM David Lammy / Justice

David Lammy responds to Dominic Raab’s speech to Conservative Party Conference

David Lammy MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to Dominic Raab’s speech to Conservative Party Conference, said:

“After eleven years of Tory Government, court backlogs have reached record levels, violence and self-harm in prisons have soared, rape convictions have plummeted, and many women have lost confidence in the criminal justice system.

“Yet instead of addressing any of these problems, the new Justice Secretary chose to focus on vague threats to take away ordinary people’s rights.

“The only thing Dominic Raab has demonstrated today is that the Conservatives have no plans whatsoever to fix the crisis they’ve created in the criminal justice system.”