I remember seeing this when it was broadcast. Simply amazing. But this really is what huge numbers of lefties all over the UK really think. They normally only imply it or state it openly at dinner parties of the Guardian reading elect. It takes the stupidity of Diane Abbot to say it on national television. They are all committed opponents of the death penalty (naturally) but if they had a free rein the corpses would pile up very fast indeed. Why do they oppose the death penalty? Because it implies a state constituted and limited by the moral law. They want an unlimited state defined by contract. That which is merely a creation of contract cannot eliminate the contracting parties without eliminating itself. For those outside the contract on the other hand there is no mercy…