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Government 'retreats on crime'

The Sun newspaper is taking credit this morning for the government's decision to scrap plans to allow some criminals in England and Wales to have their sentences halved if they plead guilty early.

Deputy political editor James Landale reports on what the paper is calling its "crusade against soft justice".

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