Penal reform and human rights are noble causes to aspire to; but the latter, in particular, is being been debased increasingly as it becomes the Communism of the 21st Century.
Austrian Count, Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly was held in a British gaol for seven days as part of a Serious Fraud Office investigation over bribes he allegedly secured as part of a British Aerospace arms-deal.
His opinion of this spell in chokey:
After returning to his palace in Burgenland, Austria, he said: “In the UK human rights are not exactly respected like they are in Austria. I wasnt given underwear that was my size despite asking for it several times. And they didnt give me a comb.”
The 56-year-old also complained that the prison issue disposable razor had been used before, saying: “I found stubble in it – so I demanded and was given a vaccination against Hepatitis B.”
I think all can agree this is taking the piss.
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