David Gauke

Politician

Nationality: British Born: October 8, 1971

Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A. A. Milne, was an author and poet from England, who was particularly famous for being the creator of the character Winnie the Pooh. Milne was educated at the University of Cambridge and initially worked as a playwright; however it was as the writer of Winnie the Pooh in 1926 that he became famous. It was followed up by The House at Pooh Corner two year later. Other than that, he was a prolific writer who wrote children’s short story and poetry collections, newspaper columns, plays and had also been a columnist for the popular magazine Punch.
The public, investors and stakeholders now expect higher standards of tax compliance and more transparency from large businesses about the way they approach taxation.
For a long time the Conservative party gave the impression of not being terribly interested in the people who were on welfare and that we might just view it as a drain on taxpayer resources.
Sometimes you do have to accept your second or third choice in order to avoid an outcome you consider to be even worse.
If Parliament is voting overwhelmingly against leaving the European Union without a deal but is voting in favour of a softer Brexit, then I don't think it's sustainable to ignore Parliament's position and therefore leave without a deal.
Our reforms to criminal record disclosure will benefit ex-offenders, but there will a broader, more significant payoff for everyone in society.
Many offenders have had immensely difficult upbringings and do not have the support of loving families and friends.
As employees, we are all given specific duties and carrying out these duties provides us with a great sense of responsibility.
Where ex-offenders are genuinely trying to turn a corner and live free from crime, it is vital we do all we can to support them.
Non-custodial sentences are certainly something to look at, more support in the community rather than within prisons is something we have to look at. There will of course still be women who need to be in prison, serious offenders, but I think there is scope to look at that number and I think that number could come down.
I think we do have to be conscious that sometimes there are different issues with women offenders than there are with men.
Whilst long prison sentences will always be right for those who commit the most serious crimes, particularly of a violent or sexual nature, the fact is that the vast majority of all offenders will at some point be released.
There is one stark fact facing us: three quarters of all crime that results in a caution or sentence happens because of reoffending. We must be fearless in dealing with this.