They really are desperate, aren\’t they?
There was something sensible-ish about the Criminal Compensation Board. If you had a criminal record then any compensation you got under the scheme was reduced.
Now they\’re extending this scheme of discounts:
Under the new rules, a deduction must be made for any unspent convictions, including motoring offences, \’unless there are exceptional circumstances\’.
Motoring offenders\’ compensation payments will be cut by between ten and 25 per cent – the same reductions that apply to hardened criminals.
Yup, if you\’re raped and also have a speeding ticket then your compensation is reduced.
All to save £5 million next year. That is, to save the amount by which the catering system (one of our favourite numbers around here) at the Palace of Westminster is subsidised.
Why is my mind filled with visions of rolling tumbrils?