Can you believe it? His sentence was light enough to start with; but after serving 16 days, he is now freed. This decision was made by a panel of 3 judges, who determined that he had ‘exceptional personal mitigation’. His barrister argued that his jail sentence could damage his ability to carry out future community work. Of course, we wouldn’t want to prevent him from going back to his community and mobilising its radical forces.
What next? Will the Labour Party welcome him back to the House of Lords with open arms?