Anyone able to explain this paradox?…

The question is this: Why was a prison place available for a News of The World reporter (jailed for 4 months for plotting to hack into phone messages of Royal aides. The Sun) – yet no prison places were available for two paedophiles recently convicted, yet released by the judge (albeit, one on bail) because no space coud be found to imprison them? The Sun

3 thoughts on “Anyone able to explain this paradox?…

  1. Perhaps there are still places in ‘higher-order prisons’ for the wealthy, but less ‘lower-order prisons’.

    Though the above is a joke, the bottom might appear a more realistic possibility:

    Political crimes are much greater than moral crimes, in today’s society. Moreover, I do not believe that many other judges cracked as much under executive pressure as Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips. The latter is a sharp reminder of how judicial independence is under pressure both politically and sociologically

  2. According to Rodney Brazier in ‘Constitutional Reform'(Clarendon/Oxford 1991) Mrs Thatcher, during her term in office personally appointed all of the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary and three quarters of the High Court Bench. Tony Blair has had ample opportunity to reciprocate during his three terms and one wonders why Phillips would be so keen to bow to the demands of the executive in such a way.

    Is he one of those that blind-git Blunkett had in mind when, as Home Secretary, he stated on live television: “at last we’ll get the judges we need”

    Sack Phillips and elevate Judge John Deed, he hates Home Secretaries!

  3. Once I saw the LCJ in that community sentence stunt I knew we had had it as far as independence was concerned. Apparently impersonating a solicitor is a criminal offence. It could have been worse. He could have impersonated a judge.

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