John Cooper, a barrister specialising in human rights and criminal law, has tweeted his scepticism about the Justice Secretary's new law to give greater protection to people who use force against burglars:
There is no confusion about the law re protecting your home from burglars just an opportunity for new Ministers to posture. #BBCr4today.
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