Hence why I said both sides were being dishonest. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...-over-early-release-of-london-bridge-attacker Cooper was dishonest claiming this was a prisoner on an ipp, when it wasn't, the ipp was overturned by the courts and replaced with a fixed term sentence, which at that point changed the rules that applied to release. It's also important to note that ipps were found to be problematic with regards to human rights laws in 2007, but Labour failed to address this concern. Now it is true the Tories could have changed the law, and in fact they did, but its also true that changes retrospectively are also problematic under human rights legislation (again, this was clearly established under labour, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/2345049.stm) https://www.sentencingcouncil.org.u...pes-of-sentence/determinate-prison-sentences/ So this combination of events is the problem. The Tories could have acted earlier and changed the law prior to this individuals offense, and did not. But its also true that the tories could not change that retrospectively. I think the key problem here is the quashing of the ipp sentence by the courts, which isn't the fault of either party. Hindsight being 20/20, it is clear that original sentence was the correct one.