It was amusing to read Liberal cheerleader Gloria Galloway decry the Tory "tougher sentencing" legislation as creating overcrowded prisons. This is somehow supposed to prove that tough on crime bills are creating torturous conditions for criminals. Aren't the Liberals criticizing the Tory plan to expand prison capacity? I recall the Liberals approving "tougher time for serious crimes" legislation, which would inevitably increase the need for prison cells, then slamming the government for planning to spend more to increase capacity. The left is flip flopping over all sides of this debate. At least Galloway is acknowledging that our prisons are overcrowded, which justifies the need for more capacity. Yet the Liberals are complaining about the proposed increase in capacity when they voted in favour of legislation that would increase its need??? Another Iggy Flop.
This is all based on an ombudsman report that said our prisons were overcrowded, which prompted Galloway to blame Conservative tough on crime legislation that put criminals in prison longer. Liberals, are you tough on crime or cynical of prison time?