The Home Secretary's favourite phrase
Over the past few weeks Charles Clarke has promised to learn a great deal.
A sixth gang member behind the kidnap and stabbing of Mary-Ann Leneghan has been found guilty of murder.March 15, 2006:
Indrit Krasniqi, 18, of Chiswick, west London, was convicted on Monday. Four men had already been found guilty and a fifth man had admitted the murder.
Four of the gang were on probation at the time of the killing in Reading, Berkshire, it has been revealed...
Home Secretary Charles Clarke described the case as "dreadful" and said it was "vital" lessons were learned.
A burglar who stabbed a teacher after he broke into his home just five weeks after early release from jail was sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday.February 28, 2006:
Yousef Bouhaddaou was told at the Old Bailey he would serve at least 27 years for murdering 45-year-old Robert Symons at his home in Chiswick, west London...
Home Secretary Charles Clarke is expected next month to announce changes to the supervision of offenders... The Home Office said there had already been a review of the Bouhaddaou case and any lessons from it would be included in Clarke's conclusions.
Damien Hanson and Elliot White were convicted of the killing of Mr Monckton and the attempted murder of his wife in December 2005. Both Hanson and White were under the supervision of London Probation Area (LPA) at the time the crimes were committed in November 2004...February 9, 2006:
The report identifies many serious deficiencies in the way in which the cases of Hanson and White were managed and is the result of an urgent investigation ordered by Home Secretary Charles Clarke to consider the management of both cases by LPA and the lessons to be learned for all the authorities involved.
The Home Secretary rejected calls today for a judicial inquiry into why the radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza was not brought to justice sooner…Yeah, whatever you say Charles.
Mr Clarke said it was a "lack of confidence" in the ability to secure a conviction that was behind the length of time taken to bring Hamza to trial.
And he promised to learn lessons.