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Tough On Crime?

by | 20th, August 2004

‘THERE’S no pleasing the Daily Mail.

‘The meter’s expired. Move in! Go, go, go!’

‘Call for back-up, lads, we’ve got a number plate with a wrong-colour screw,’ it sneers sarcastically across two pages.

Underneath, it shakes its head in disbelief at the ‘£20,000 case of the borrowed banana.’

Upon closer inspection, the cases do for once bear some relation to the headlines.

A Yorkshire lady’s car was surrounded by police officers after a traffic warden tipped them off about her illegal screw. She describes the incident as ‘bureaucracy gone mad’, and the Mail appears to agree.

Meanwhile, in Newcastle, a young man was jailed for burglary after nicking a banana from the kitchen of an Indian restaurant.

Lord Mackenzie, the Government’s advisor on crime, describes the sentence (a mere

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