retributive justice

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GILBERT AND Sullivan's wonderfully imagined Mikado purports "To let the punishment fit the crime, the punishment fit the crime.
LET the punishment fit the crime - and in the case of Kieren Fallon and his assailant, David Reynolds, it almost certainly didn't.
I agree with Nizam, let the punishment fit the crime, 'Taking no chances' (GDN, March 15).
Who will act on those lines from The Mikado - "My object all sublime, I shall achieve in time - to let the punishment fit the crime, the punishment fit the crime.
Bring back the birch, Gordon; let the punishment fit the crime and reduce the misery overnight.
Let the punishment fit the crime, as WS Gilbert wrote in The Mikado.
Yes, Ffrench gave an ill-judged ride and yes, punters suffered as a consequence, but let the punishment fit the crime.