They are in a state.
Throwing away the sentencing rules results in a four year sentence for posting an incitement on Facebook.
How can this make sense? How does it compare with other crimes? What will it do to prison numbers? This is not Government. It's a series of wild panic measures seeking to claw back popularity. There is no mad repressive idea that they will not espouse.
Cameron's friend from the News of the World is embarrassing him further. His excuse of giving him a second chance is gossamer thin. Perhaps we are starting to see why worse is to come from the scandal. It's a foul business and Cameron has placed himself at the heart of it.
The Government have antagonised the police, pensioners, charities, animal lovers, environmental campaigners, and dozens of other groups.
Not good, Cameron.