There are 80,000 men in British prisons, and just 4,000 women. The government plans to close the women’s prisons.
Men are far more likely than women to be incarcerated for serious crimes, and serve markedly longer sentences when convicted of the same crimes. The last edition of Mail on Sunday carried a story which brought down the red mist. When you read the following story, bear in mind British men pay 72% of the income tax paid in the UK, £64 BILLION more than British women:
So, what could reasonable people object to in this story?
1. The provision of a council flat for an 18-year-old woman on the grounds that she’d managed to become pregnant. This made her ‘vulnerable’ so the taxpayer has to fund her flat – near London’s Hyde Park!
2. She miscarried, yet was still in the flat 11 years later, and presumably would be there today but for the fraud she carried out.
3. She was on a good salary, and had alternative accommodation options, so how would she be more ‘vulnerable’ than a homeless man in London?
4. She sub-let the flat, whilst living with her boyfriend or mother, and netted £24,000 by doing so.
5. She lied about being penniless, but fraud investigators found an account with £11,000 in it.
6. She was found guilty of fraud but received only a suspended sentence.
Last week she avoided jail by agreeing to pay back £10,000. So the woman netted a profit of £14,000 from her crimes, taken up the resources of the taxpayer-funded criminal justice system, and her punishment is…. nothing. Can we doubt that a man in the same position would have gone straight to jail? I think not.