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Graphic writing….10 Clarity….0

By Mike Cunningham On March 8th, 2011

As you do, I read the Daily Mail’s story about Benefit Cheats Nicolas Arnold, 57, and wife Mair, also 57, with resignation; as it was just one more in a never-ending list of Government procedures which have failed us over the years.

The story itself, of a Welsh couple who systematically defrauded the people who pay their taxes as good citizens do, is bad enough. They claimed to be virtually immobile and pain-ridden, but both helped run a successful Arabian stud Farm while claiming every available disability benefit.

There are two things I do not understand about this story.

The first is asking why there is no parallel investigation into the people who rubber-stamped their application for all this money?

And secondly how the Magistrates came to the conclusion that Justice would best be served by giving them an eight-week prison sentence, and then suspending it for 12 months and placing  the couple on a combined 24-hour curfew?

3 Responses to “Graphic writing….10 Clarity….0”

  1. Yet another one from Wales. I reckon most of the Principality is ‘on the hobble’.
    Does anyone do an honest days work for pay in Wales any more? One?

  2. Dogi…,

    Thats a bit unfair, I know at least twenty Welshmen who worked hard, at least they did when I worked alongside them.

    True, there are a lot of sheep around, which does provide problems of diversion, but the Welsh are up to the task!

  3. The story itself, of a Welsh couple who systematically defrauded the people who pay their taxes as good citizens do …

    What?

    Anyone who agrees can pay my taxes and be double good.