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The buck rests with MPs for inadequate sentences.

IT would be easy to lambast the trial judge for passing a measly two-year jail sentence on illegal immigrant Iqbal Singh, an unlicensed and uninsured driver whose terrible driving killed a man.

It would be easy to lambast the Crown Prosecuting Service for refusing to seek a longer prison term for Singh.

But that would be unfair because the judge was simply following the sentences guidelines laid down by the politicians and the CPS recognise that there is little its lawyers can do to put Singh behind bars for longer.

Meanwhile, the heartbroken family of Malcolm Anderson - the 54-year-old electrician who so needlessly died - are left feeling betrayed by our

justice system.

And they are absolutely right to feel that way.

It is time the Government ensured that sentences reflect the outrage decent people feel about crimes such as this.

No more excuses.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:May 21, 2012
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