Clegg has once again trotted out the old chestnut about Britain being some jail-mad prison state, calling Labour and Conservative policy on crime “stupid”.
There are certain liberal myths that largely go unchallenged on television and radio, or in academia, and this is one of them. The others are, in no particular order:
Non-judgmental sex education programmes reduce the level of unwanted pregnancies
Holland has low teenage pregnancy rates because all the kids are given condoms for lunch
If you give more money to the poor in first world countries, they will not be poor anymore
Before the state took over health and education, most people had no access to health and education
Poor Americans are left to die in the street because they have no NHS. Paramedics check their credit cards before saving them
Britain is a nation of immigrants
Muslim scholars preserved the works of Ancient Greece
Willful stupidity on every count .