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Thursday, 6 September 2012

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William Hague's reaction to the admission of Judge Dredd into the Cabinet

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the Prime Minister's Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday was the replacement of veteran MP Ken Clarke with ruthless law enforcer Judge Dredd.

Sources close to David Cameron say Clarke's approach to the Justice Minister role was considered increasingly too soft and out of step with Government policy.

The new appointment will attempt the opposite with the hardline approach of Judge Dredd, famous for aggressively policing a violent city and being a one man judiciary system. In comic book fiction.

When asked by puzzled reporters about giving the job to a fictional character and in doing so radicalizing the Justice System, Cameron said, "Well i'm sure it would have raised a few eyebrows but I believe we have put in place the Government's finest method actor to portray Judge Dredd, and literally enforce the law from street level.

"The notion of one entity policing, sentencing and executing sits very well with Conservatives and I look forward to working closely with Judge Dredd, from a very long distance away."

Indeed the Prime Minister is confident that privately educated, Maryleborne born and Epsom MP Chris Grayling, complete in Judge Dredd garb, can police the city centres of the likes of Manchester, Leeds or Glasgow on any given weekend effectively.

Grayling appeared to be getting into character yeterday by only responding to questions with the statement "I am the law!"

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