Monday, February 06, 2006
Vision and Leadership for Change
England and Wales has the highest per capita prison population in Europe; without change the situation will worsen. Furthermore, issues associated with substance misuse, mental health, social exclusion and the fear of crime will continue to drive ever-increasing wedges into the very fabric of our society. Above all, we will continue to waste vast sums of money and human resources that should and could be utilised in other ways. We have to do things differently and be radical in the process. For this to arise we need strong political vision and leadership. Will this be forthcoming?