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.@pritipatel is either making up sentencing laws, or has hopelessly misunderstood how the existing law works.

As Danny says, there is no minimum sentence for the offence of assaulting an emergency worker.

Here’s the video of @pritipatel pledging to double a minimum sentence *that does not exist*.…
The most charitable interpretation of this fiasco is that the Home Secretary, reading from a prepared document having supposedly been fully briefed, confused the words “maximum” and “minimum”. Which, in criminal law, is about as forgivable as confusing “guilty” and “not guilty”.
While I’m here, I’m also still waiting for Ms Patel to explain why she instructed or permitted her civil servants to try to influence independent judicial proceedings and then publicly lie when I pointed this out:
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