Boris Johnson praised by Nick Ferrari for ‘talking tough’ with new terrorist sentences

The Government has outlined plans to increase the sentences for people convicted of serious terrorism offences. The LBC radio presenter praised the Prime Minister for “talking tough” regarding terrorism. However, Nick Ferrari did reveal his surprise that the current minimum sentence for a terrorism offence is just three years.  

Mr Ferrari said: “Terrorists found guilty of a serious crime that carries a maximum sentence of life will serve at least 14 years.

“Currently – can you believe this – the minimum was three years.

“You’re involved in a terror attack, you can be convicted and it would have got you three, it will now get you 14.

“That, undoubtedly is talking tough.

“Also, offenders given extended fixed terms, such as 20 years, are in for the duration, not freed halfway through on license, as was the case with Usman Khan, the London Bridge attacker.

“You get 20 years, you will serve 20 years. I think we all applaud that.”

Last week the Prime Minister called for the Iran nuclear deal to be replaced with Donald Trump’s deal in a bid to reduce conflict.

Mr Johnson pointed out that the current JCPOA’s main problem is that it is “flawed” from the American perspective because it was negotiated by former US President Barack Obama.

The Prime Minister told BBC’s Dan Walker that a new nuclear deal negotiated by Donald Trump was the way forward.

He said: “We will come under pressure everyone will be saying well you have got to get rid of this nuclear deal the JCPOA.

“My point to our American friend is somehow or other we have got to stop the Iranians acquiring a nuclear weapon.

“If we are going to get rid of the JCPOA then we need a replacement.

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“The problem with the JCPOA is that from the American perspective it is a flawed agreement and it expires.

“Plus it was negotiated by President Obama, from their point of view it has many faults.

“If we are going to get rid of it let’s replace it and let’s replace it with the Trump deal, that is what we need to see.

“I think that would be a great way forward.”

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