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Sadistic killers WILL die in jail under measures to be set out in the King’s Speech, Suella Braverman promises

Murderers who kill for sexual or sadistic thrills will die behind bars under measures to be set out in the King’s Speech today.

The Tories will put crime and sentencing at the heart of their legislative programme for the coming year, as they seek to make law and order a key dividing line with Labour.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak today vows that ‘life needs to mean life’ for a wider range of killers, as a package of criminal justice reforms extends the use of ‘whole life orders’.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman, writing exclusively for the Mail, says the move will ‘accelerate the fight against crime even further’.

Mr Sunak said: ‘Crime is down, but we must always strive to do more, taking the right long-term decisions for the country and keeping the worst offenders locked up for longer. 

Home Secretary Suella Braverman, writing exclusively for the Mail, says the move will 'accelerate the fight against crime even further' Home Secretary Suella Braverman, writing exclusively for the Mail, says the move will 'accelerate the fight against crime even further'

Home Secretary Suella Braverman, writing exclusively for the Mail, says the move will ‘accelerate the fight against crime even further’

The Tories will put crime and sentencing at the heart of their legislative programme for the coming year (Stock Image) The Tories will put crime and sentencing at the heart of their legislative programme for the coming year (Stock Image)

The Tories will put crime and sentencing at the heart of their legislative programme for the coming year (Stock Image)

Downing Street said a new Sentencing Bill will extend whole-life tariffs – meaning killers have no possibility of parole – to 'any murder involving sexual or sadistic conduct' Downing Street said a new Sentencing Bill will extend whole-life tariffs – meaning killers have no possibility of parole – to 'any murder involving sexual or sadistic conduct'

Downing Street said a new Sentencing Bill will extend whole-life tariffs – meaning killers have no possibility of parole – to ‘any murder involving sexual or sadistic conduct’

‘In the most despicable cases, these evil criminals must never be free on our streets again. Life needs to mean life.’

Downing Street said a new Sentencing Bill will extend whole-life tariffs – meaning killers have no possibility of parole – to ‘any murder involving sexual or sadistic conduct’. 

Further moves include making rapists and other serious sex offenders serve the full period of their sentence, and new powers for judges to require convicted criminals to attend court for sentencing. 

Labour’s justice spokesman Shabana Mahmood said the Government was ‘simply repackaging ideas’ it had announced before.

CrimeRishi SunakConservativesDowning Street

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