Actually, that's not true. Ageing hippy academic and Master-lookalike Rod Morgan, head of the so-called Youth Justice Board, spat the dummy and resigned, claiming too many ickle kiddiewinkies were being banged up. I thought banging up small children was what this government ... never mind.
Though somebody loves him, even the government thought he was crap.
Newsnight said he told the programme he had been working behind the scenes in the Home Office trying to get a change of policy.
But when ministers decided to advertise his job rather than extend his contract for another three years, he chose to resign and tell his staff and the BBC about his concerns.
He said: "It's self-evident that you can't occupy a post such as mine if ministers don't have confidence in you and, if you come to the point where you think that is clear for all parties to see, then it is your duty to go, and that is why I am going."
The BBC give you the Guardian perspective.
"But Mr Morgan could not be accused of being an "ivory tower" academic divorced from the realities of the criminal justice system."
Oh yes he can !
"Throughout his years of research, he worked as a lay magistrate and chairman of a youth court."
My Lord, Exhibit A. I rest my case.
The rest is bad news.
Smackheads ! We'll pay you not to take drugs !
Drug addicts could win prizes including televisions and MP3 players in clinic lotteries to help them keep off drugs, a Government advisory agency recommended yesterday.
The prizes could be worth £20 to £100 in incentive schemes being suggested by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice), which turned down a new bowel cancer drug for use on the NHS three days ago.
A second proposal from the consultation document is for addicts to receive £10 food vouchers if they keep off drugs such as heroin or cocaine.
Young people apparently need encouragment to masturbate.
Children should be shown explicit videos of masturbation as part of sex education, campaigners said yesterday.
Many pupils form impressions of sexual activity from internet pornography and need better lessons at school, said Rebecca Findlay of the Family Planning Association.
I forget how much taxpayer money the FPA gets, but it's a lot.
And this tale which tells us more about how the rights culture is rotting our criminal justice system than any number of cross judges.
A mother has spoken of her fury after police refused to chase her sons' stolen motorbikes — because the thieves weren't wearing helmets.
Pauline Nolan, of Droylsden, Greater Manchester, claims traffic officers told her they could not pursue the pair in case they fell off and sued the police force.
The Deed is done
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