Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Conrad fades to Black (or any number of similarly crap puns)

Following the sentencing of fraudster Conrad Black to six and a half years, The Daily Telegraph, once owned by Black quotes disgraced former Tory MP, an ex-jailbird himself who served time for perjury and has come out in support of the bad boy from the Black stuff:

“These offences would carry a lower tariff in the United Kingdom and Europe. If I had been on the jury I would have voted to acquit him anyway.”

A case of the blind leading the blind. Dream on, Johnny boy. If we lived in a world where criminals got let off, there would be no justice. Perhaps if the jury had consisted of Aitken along with Jeffrey Archer, Neil and Christine Hamilton, Bertie Ahern, Michael O’Leary, Alisher Usmanov, Roman Abramovitch, Simon Cowell, Sharon Osborne, Louis Walsh and some other lovely person the Black Sheep might have got off on a technicality, but there you go. The hacks at Private Eye will be no doubt having a field day dreaming up satirical headlines and cartoons.

1 comment:

Mope Monster said...

Many criminals do get let off. Although I have no sympathy for Black, at least he is not a violent criminal. We live in a society where violent criminals are ofen released from prison after only serving half their sentence, only to reoffend again. This is far more worrying to me than people like Black and Archer.