Wednesday, April 30, 2008

One For the Road: Go to Jail, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect £200

Here's looking ahead to the swear blogger Paul Staines aka Guido Fawkes aka Mr GuF's sentencing for drunk driving on almost twice the legal limit - itself the highest by far in Europe - and driving without any insurance too. This will be on on 14 May 2008. Ministry of Truth carries the salient details right here.

Being his fourth alcohol related conviction and following hard on the heels of a 12-month ban for the same offence the bankrupt Staines could face fines totalling £9,000, a three years ban, and six months in the slammer.

In which case the recent inflation busting raise of £1.50 a week could bring a £39 windfall for the drunken, irresponsible and abusive GuF.


tory boys never grow up said...

I'm not sure that prison would solve the problem - I'm sure he'd get someone to mind the sewer and probably smuggle out postings. Didn't appear to do Jeffrey Archer any good.

The punishment needs to fit the criminal - far better some community service which would involve him staying in the UK long enough not to avoid taxes. Now that would really punish him.

Chris Paul said...

I'd have thought an accidental drowning in the Tower involving a Butt of Malmsey? Or perhaps a variation on water boarding involving Lech Polish Lager would be the way to go in this case??

jailhouselawyer said...

As long as he doesn't obtain a get out of jail free card I will be content.