PRITI Patel today declares there will be “no more soft sentences” for terrorists as ministers unleash a sweeping crackdown after the London Bridge attack. The Home Secretary reveals sweeping new protections for the public will be rushed through Parliament to stop another convicted extremist like Usman Khan striking again. Under the tough new blueprint promised by the Tories during the general election campaign: The most serious terror offenders who receive extended determinate sentences will get no early release at all. Non-lethal offences such as preparing acts of terrorism will now get a mandatory minimum of 14, up from as little as three years now. Lie detectors will be used on terror convicts in jail for the first time to see whether they have reformed. Writing for The Sun today, the senior Cabinet minister declares it “the largest overhaul of our response to terrorism in nearly two decades”. Ms Patel adds: “Have no doubt: if you seek to attack our people, destroy our families and tear our communities apart then your punishment will be severe. “There will be no more soft sentences and no more roaming the streets unrestricted.” Khan killed two in a frenzied knife attack on November 29 after… Read full this story
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