Do You Think We Should Bring Back The Death Penalty?

(107 Posts)
fakenamefornow Mon 10-Oct-16 22:49:40

I have heard all opinion polls say most people think we should, assuming that's true, do you think we should. Four questions, did you vote leave or remain, do you still think we should leave, do you want the death penalty back and if most people do, do you think we should have it?

I voted remain
I don't think we should leave the EU despite the leave vote.
I don't want a death penalty.
I don't think we should have a death penalty even if that's what most of the electorate do want.

Room101isWhereIUsedToLive Mon 10-Oct-16 22:54:20

I don't think the death penalty is something that should ever be on the cards in a so called civilized society.
I also don't believe that super-states work in terms of democratic representation.

StripeyMonkey1 Mon 10-Oct-16 22:55:28

No

CousinCharlotte Mon 10-Oct-16 22:57:09

Fuck no, and yes I'm a remainer.

megletthesecond Mon 10-Oct-16 22:57:17

No.

LineyReborn Mon 10-Oct-16 22:57:33

Never will I support state sanctioned executions.

hambo Mon 10-Oct-16 22:58:23

No

OlennasWimple Mon 10-Oct-16 22:59:20

No, never.

Though I read a report that said there's a correlation between Leavers and those who would support bringing back the death penalty, and wondered if this thread was about that?

smallfox2002 Mon 10-Oct-16 22:59:28

No. The case of Timothy Evans should be a stark reminder to all those that the courts do not always get it right.

Or the words of the man who hanged him, Albert Pierrepoint:
"It is said to be a deterrent. I cannot agree....I do not now believe that any one of the hundreds of executions I carried out has in any way acted as a deterrent against future murder. Capital punishment, in my view, achieved nothing except revenge."

Brokenbiscuit Mon 10-Oct-16 23:00:19

I agree with you on almost all points - voted remain, don't want the death penalty and don't think we should have it even if the majority want it. There are some things that shouldn't be left to the general public to decide.

As to whether we should leave the EU, I'm really torn. I desperately don't want to leave, and I'm furious with Cameron for imposing the referendum on us in the first place because I think very few people were qualified to make an informed choice. I also think that many leave voters will find that they're worse off as a result of Brexit, and I don't think that's what they voted for - the leave campaign was dominated by deliberate and calculated lies. However, much as we might all regret it in the years to come, Cameron did give us a referendum, and the people voted to leave. I think we ignore that democratic outcome at our peril. It's a crap decision, but I think we probably have to abide by it - or at least, move towards it and then give people another vote when we actually know what it's going to look like.

Ladybird333 Mon 10-Oct-16 23:01:20

1 I voted leave
2 I still want to leave
3 I do not want the death penalty
4 No! State executions are not something a civilised society should be considering, even with a majority vote.

Ilovemygsd Mon 10-Oct-16 23:04:10

I voted leave
I think we should leave
No
&
No, but only because I have little faith in the justice system, there have been times watchin the news I've thought we should have the death penalty, 4example when those 2 men beheaded a soldier in the streets. But the proof of the crime would have to be that concrete for me.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 10-Oct-16 23:04:29

No. The death penalty is not compatible with a truly civilised society.

And if the subtext of this is, 'is parliamentary democracy or some such system of elected representatives a much better way of dealing with important issues than simplistic yes/no referenda' then hell, yes.

Tartyflette Mon 10-Oct-16 23:07:08

Nope. Google Timothy Evans.
Also the last woman executed in England -- Ruth Ellis, hanged for shooting her unfaithful lover after she had just had a miscarriage . Yes, she should not have shot him but she was unhinged at the time. Sentenced to death by an middle aged to elderly white, male, judge. Still lots of them about.....

Onedaftmonkey Mon 10-Oct-16 23:08:22

God no. One of my ancestors was tried and executed as a witch. Imho executions are just a cop out. Even Sadam Hussain should have been locked up for life. Death is not a punishment for true evil.

celeste83 Mon 10-Oct-16 23:10:29

I don't understand how this has anything to do with Brexit. It just sounds like another way of being sore losers and tarring everyone who voted out with a far right tag.

Dilligaf81 Mon 10-Oct-16 23:12:17

No.
I believe prison should be about rehabilitation not retribution and the death penalty is definitely retribution.

ErrolTheDragon Mon 10-Oct-16 23:18:08

Celeste - I think that what this has to do with Brexit is that if there was a referendum on the death penalty, then there is a high probability that the majority would vote in favour of it.

Corcory Mon 10-Oct-16 23:18:21

Voted leave
No to death penalty
and No

smallfox2002 Mon 10-Oct-16 23:21:37

About 50% of people said they would support the death penalty in a 2015 survey.

It had previously been 75%.

queenofthepirates Mon 10-Oct-16 23:23:37

Good heavens, no! Why on god's green earth would you want to kill someone? It's a nonsense and shouldn't be entertained.

Atenco Mon 10-Oct-16 23:29:41

No. After the Birmingham 6 and the Guilford 4, I just feel we could never, ever be 100% certain of someone's guilt. I don't even bother wondering about whether I would support it otherwise.

SuramarMom Mon 10-Oct-16 23:32:47

I think the point of this was to see how many thick leave voters would say 'Yeaaaa hang the bastards!'

I voted leave. No I wouldn't want the death penalty brought back.

celeste83 Mon 10-Oct-16 23:33:27

I very much doubt the death penalty would be voted for in a referendum. I think its lazy to link Brexiters with also supporting the death penalty. On what basis is this suggestion?

Snuggleblanket Mon 10-Oct-16 23:35:25

There would never be a referendum in bringing back the death penalty...parliament would never agree it

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