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New Sentencing Policy.

The CTCC has been in consultation with the CPS and Government to discuss a radical new sentencing policy for offences of fraud and deception. Upon conviction the new recommendations concerning sentencing will not justify custodial terms if new guidelines of acceptable mitigation are identified.

Mitigation suggestions will be dealt with and considered on a case by case basis but are likely to include the following circumstances.

1. I have done nothing wrong.

2. I have made an error of judgement.

3. It was within the rules.

4. I am sorry. I will pay it back.

5. I have nothing to hide, I have nothing to fear.

6. This was an oversight, I was very busy at the time.

7. It was the fault of the system.

Could these be a different way of stating the usual ?

1. I haven’t done anything.

2. You can’t prove a thing.

3. No comment.

A new and more radical sentencing policy would be by way of a paper distribution to all registered voters. These voters can then decide by placing their mark, by way of a large X, in the appropriate box to show if the suspect is worthy of selection. The suspect with the least numbers of X’s is deemed to be unworthy and slopes off into obscurity. The suspect with the most X’s will claim to be of pure descent, honest and true and assume the mantle accordingly.

This is hardly the population acting as emperor giving the thumbs down towards the pit of the Colosseum to decide the fate of the chosen one, but as near as makes no difference.

An interesting thought though. Perhaps we should engage with our communities to see what they want. They could ring their local officer to pass on their views about community sentencing.


7 Responses

  1. That’s a fine idea. Sounds vaguely familiar…

    WEB for PM.

    You can keep the dog with you and use him/her to scare the pants off any foreign leader who dares to disagree with you.

  2. Well written – I’m glad I’m not alone in seeing the similarity between some of their responses, and a “no comment” interview.

    Thanks for the laugh.

  3. Can we try them in the ‘court of public opinion’? That would sort out the moneygrabbing pocket-liners from the good, honest upstanding MPs.

    Unfortunately, if we lock up all the ones comitting fraud, I doubt we’ll have enough MPs left to form any parties…

  4. Renoir, All plusses so far….I have doubts about our party politics. When they are not busy stealing from the taxpayer, all our ‘leaders’ seem to do is look to their short term future. Winning the next election, at any cost, just promise any old crap for votes. They do not look to the long term care of this country or it’s law abiding citizens.

  5. The first ‘test’ will be the Europe elections in June. The MPs that made the outrageous claims must have thought they would never be found out. – Wrong.
    And there must be a few MPs in so called safe seats who are ‘bricking it’ at the thought of the next General Election

  6. WEB, you have omitted the ever-popular ‘It was an administrative error’ from your list. Next time someone’s in court for driving no insurance I daresay we’ll let them off without penalty as long as they promise that it was a genuine oversight ……. Oh no, I forgot, ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law is it?

  7. What surprises me about this is that people are surprised that a very large proportion of MPs are greedy, grasping shysters who believe they’re “entitled”.

    You only have to look at the background the typical MP, regardless of part, to see that many of them have never done a real job in their life and have been lining up to take their turn at the top of the gravy train.

    And even among those who have moved on to politics from other things there are quite a few who have succumbed to the “but I’m privileged and I’m entitled” culture.

    I think MPs should be limited to a maximum of 20 years in office, while lawyers should be banned from being MPs at all due to the huge conflict of interest between those making the laws and those interpreting them to the advantage of themselves and their clients. There should also be a ban on married couples both being MPs at the same time.

    As for any of them caught skimming public funds, put them in the stocks for 12 hours a day in every major centre in their constituency.

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