He could have stayed as free as a bird in Rio 'til he died, his son could have stayed with him. However, he was ill and wanted to use our NHS to prolong his life. I believe a redtop paper paid for his airfare to come home to give himself up, with a possible consequence being incarceration. I don't think he should have many complaints. With regard to the cost, it costs taxpayers money to lock up anyone who breaks our laws. Lesson to us all: If you're not prepared to do the time then don't do the crime.
If we hadn't become the nanny, Brussels led state we have, then the cash involved in keeping prisoners, wouldn't be as exhorbitant as it now is.
Biggs was made an example of, granted, but none the less he was out of order. Slaps on the wrist don't fix anything. **** him.
As his rather dodgy lawyer said yesterday, in his state the only crime he could commit is using his bus pass before 9am.
However I would be concerned that on release he'd get payments from papers for his story.
I do believe in forgiveness and compassion, so on balance Id not like to see him end his days in prison. But on the other hand I would not want to see him (or his son) profit from his crimes any further.
I cant help think that Jack Straw over rulling a parole board descision is partly the action of a politition trying to either misguidingly wanting to appear 'tough on crime' but actually appearing to be a bitter politition who is frankly in a bad mood and wanted to show the public (and Ron) that he still held a little power.
Let the doddering old fart out and pack him off on the cheapest method out of this country - never to return - and fill the plane/boat/train with all the other criminal scrotes that we've imported under this 'freedom of movement' EU **** (if we can find the ones that were released and then went 'missing' when they should have been deported).
The fill the prisons up with up with the defrauding [email protected] that have been helping themselves to the public purse these past few years, along with all the scrounging tossers that have never dragged their **** out from in front of their 50 inch plasma screens and actually paid into the pot they are happy to claim out of.
Honesty and hard work gets you nowhere in this country any more - and the corruption starts at the top and filters all the way down............