Monday, May 15, 2006
Extreme Flatulence Alert
The Beloved Leader has always suffered from...well, let's call it wind energy. And he's having a particularly distressing bout just at present. After the Big Stink, and the Big Room Clearer, he's run out of names and this one's just called the Big Wind. Stand well back:
"I think what people want is a society without prejudice but with rules - rules that are fair, rules that we all play by, and rules that if they are broken carry a penalty. Despite our attempts - and we have made many of them - to toughen and reform the criminal justice system ... the criminal justice system is the public service most distant from what reasonable people want."
Of course, it can't be his fault that we have all those tens of thousands of reoffending foreign rapists and murderers rampaging through our streets: he's only been in power for a decade. And why would he have had the faintest idea he was going to need to be tough on crime? He's only a Labour lawyer after all.
We- along with 99.217% of the population- know what needs doing: forget all that wishful thinking about reformation and sorting the sheep from the goats- for a mere £3bn pa we can double the number of prison places and lock up bad guys for good (see eg this blog). We'd save at least £50bn pa in crime costs, and we peasants might once again believe the Law was on our side.
But instead of that, we've got at least another four years of flatulence.
Get yourself a Big Clothespeg. And a gun.
Posted by Mike D at 8:53 pm