Good to read a Judge who talks common sense;
Sentencing laws that meant a £12,000 benefits cheat could not be sent to jail have been condemned as pathetic by a judge. Beverley Lunt said it was wrong that the maximum term she could impose on Darren Blagboro was 12 weeks behind bars. And because the double-glazing salesman had admitted fraud, she had to reduce that sentence and, in the end, suspend it completely.‘Some may think it’s pathetic and that includes me,’ said Judge Lunt.
The killer detail is this. This Welfare fraudster is already serving a suspended prison sentence on a different matter.
As you can see, we do not take sentencing seriously. Then again, there is the Human Rights Industry to ensure that it stays that way!