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This week's Prime Ministers’ Question Time saw David Cameron declare that ‘crime is crime and it should be investigated and prosecuted with the full force of the law’, which is fantastic news for all law enforcers and law abiders alike. Now I know that I may disagree with the Prime Minister on the issue of hunting with dogs, as he unfortunately supports its repeal, but it is great to see that the Prime Minister sees no distinction between laws, whether he agrees with them or not
As a result, I am sure that David Cameron will be keen to congratulate the League on committing significant resources into investigations staff and equipment to gather evidence and get hunts to court. With the vast majority of the public supporting this landmark piece of legislation I am sure that Mr Cameron will be delighted to see his ‘Big Society’ in action with the League supporting the work of the police, not to mention providing training to police forces up and down the country ensuring they can carry out their duties as effectively as possible.
There have been over 180 convictions under the Hunting Act since being enacted in 2005 but there are still a number of hunts and individuals who continue to break the law. The League’s investigations department will support the police to ensure that anybody who breaks the law, is held responsible under it.
So there you go Prime Minister, here is a charity that has taken up your challenge of the Big Society and is using its resources to provide services as you have suggested numerous times. Together, with your help we can support the Prime Ministers’ vision and ensure that ‘crime is crime’ and is investigated with the full force of the law.
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