Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Slip slop

The Scottish Prison Service expects to pay out £44m to 1,000 prisoners and former inmates who were "degraded" in prison by having to slop out. One 25 year old armed robber has already won £2,450 after he claimed he suffered an outbreak of the skin complaint, eczema, when slopping out at Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow. He should have been more careful. How much compensation did his victim receive?

Only the Scottish National Party could claim that "the price is now being met by the Scottish taxpayer" for the failure of the Scottish Executive to end slopping out. I thought Scotland was subsidised by English taxpayers!

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