CITY VIEWS: DO YOU THINK KENNETH CLARKE IS TOO SOFT ON CRIME?

TOM CLIFTON | MUNICH RE

“I wouldn't think so, but he isn't doing things the right way, especially the rape sentencing. Cases need to be dealt with one by one.”

PAUL NASH | DEUTSCHE BANK

“Yes he is too soft, I think there should be a military system in place in prisons with no luxuries at all. The country’s penal system is too lenient.”

ANTHONY STEAD | DAIWA CAPITAL MARKETS

“No. I can see the benefits in shortening trials for the victims and in reducing costs. But he needs to work on a different way to communicate that isn't so insensitive to people.”