Blog: Carpenters, Whiplash reforms were supposed to be about fraud


It may not be enough to change the outcome in anything but modest ways. I doubt whether this rare display of accord will become obvious in the opening skirmish of the Prisons and Courts Bill this week in the House of Commons, even though it is supposedly one of the justifications for the proposed programme of reforms. This area of consensus should have always been the primary target of any reform package, with all other objectives being secondary. That it hasn't been the principal driving for