David Lammy responds to the appointment of Dominic Raab as Justice Secretary
David Lammy MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the appointment of Dominic Raab as Justice Secretary, said:
“Appointing a failed Foreign Secretary who was fired for being missing in action to be the sixth Justice Secretary in six years shows how little this government cares about victims of crime.
“Under this government, the Crown Court backlog has reached a record-high, while the number of rape convictions are at a record-low.
“Victims need a Justice Secretary who is capable of fixing the courts crisis the government created, not one who has been open about his opposition to the fundamental rights and freedoms that the public depends on.”