No I do not call any talk of these killers "emotive drivel".
We are more civilised.
Our sentencing is about right.
We value human life.
We are not lenient over here. Sure you can find sentences that are too light as I can find them that are too heavy, but on the whole we are about right.
No one is saying criminals should not be punished.
170 years is ridiculous though.
The killer of 68 yr Richard Mannington Bowes in the London riots in 2011 got an 8 yr sentence for manslaugher yet the arsonists who burnt down a furniture store got 11 years. So much for this country valuing human life.