Ian Dunt starts his lacerating analysis of Westminster with an extended case history
- Kathryn Hughes
- The Guardian
It concerns Chris Grayling at the time he became secretary of state for justice in 2012
Having inherited a probation service that was creaking at the seams, he decided to privatise the whole thing, turning over the delicate business of managing ex-offenders to a selection of security firms that had no experience of that kind of work.
The big idea was that they would be incentivised with a…