David Ramsbotham

David Ramsbotham, who retired from the Army in 1993, was Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons from 1995 to 2001. He served as an adjutant general in the first Gulf War.

Operation Overstretch: Unfair to the Army

David Ramsbotham, 20 February 2003

“So what is the military aim to which elements of our Army seem likely to be committed? Pre-emptive defence as part of a wider self-defence operation? Who is being threatened? Not the United States or the United Kingdom directly. Israel? Israel has already demonstrated that if it feels itself threatened it takes unilateral action, at once and without question, to eliminate that threat . . . So what justifies the escalation of Iraq to the top of the list of threats to world order?”

The Enemy: The Great Prison Disaster

Marian FitzGerald, 18 December 2003

In 1995 Michael Howard, the Tory Home Secretary, dismissed Derek Lewis from his post as Director General of the Prison Service and appointed David Ramsbotham Chief Inspector of Prisons. Lewis...

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