Rehabilitating criminals - here's one success story at least

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Back on planet Earth. A highly qualified guy, with a lot of contacts and experience in different fields has managed to land a job. Truly shocking.

He got someone to take points for him... I would have done it when I was on 9 points. It's hardly the crime of the century.
 
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I cannot understand why people are surprised. With a conviction for perverting the course of justice he clearly has the experience and ability needed for an executive in a corporate startup seeking "Green" contracts.
 
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And his ex-missus is now writing a book on penal reform, with particular reference to how wrong it is to imprison women. It will be published to great fanfare from the likes of Polly Toynbee, the journalistic scourge of lawbreakers who disagree with her politics.

All the rats which feast upon the body politic will be rallying around for their rehabilitation in public life.
 
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I don't really understand all the faux outrage. We'd whinge if he was on benefits for being un-employable as an ex-con and as a former Cabinet Minister, I can hardly see him flipping burgers. He has the political connections required for the role and I doubt it's a role that, were it advertised on Arrse, many of us here would be considered suitable for it. As for the 100k, well we'll got 40% of that back in tax and since he still has massive legal fees hanging over him from his trial / conviction, the fact that he is earning such a substantial sum means he would be foolish to even attempt trying to get legal aid to cover his costs. He may well be on 100k but I doubt he'll be seeing much of it for the next few years.

He did the crime, he did the time and, if he can contribute somethnig back to society, clean slate as far as I'm concerned
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
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Back on planet Earth. A highly qualified guy, with a lot of contacts and experience in different fields has managed to land a job. Truly shocking.

He got someone to take points for him... I would have done it when I was on 9 points. It's hardly the crime of the century.
Morning Chris.

A 'highly qualified' guy (head of a minor ratings agency and a Guardian journalist does not a biofuels expert make) who would fail a 'fit and proper person' test in the real world and the basis of whose relevant contact list is so clearly at odds with the guidelines that it has called into question the role and make-up of the committee that declared there was no conflict of interest.

P.S. Given that you have set yourself up as the supreme arbiter of what constitutes a crime, in the real world he was done for 'Perverting the Course of Justice', not getting someone to take a few points for him. Even our supine legal system thought that worth a spell in chokey.
 
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Morning Chris.

A 'highly qualified' guy (head of a minor ratings agency and a Guardian journalist does not a biofuels expert make) who would fail a 'fit and proper person' test in the real world and the basis of whose relevant contact list is so clearly at odds with the guidelines that it has called into question the role and make-up of the committee that declared there was no conflict of interest.

P.S. Given that you have set yourself up as the supreme arbiter of what constitutes a crime, in the real world he was done for 'Perverting the Course of Justice', not getting someone to take a few points for him. Even our supine legal system thought that worth a spell in chokey.
Evidently you are more qualified to work out if he can do the job than the people employing him and paying his wage. His CV is a hell of a lot more impressive than anyone who has the time to comment on this forum.

And I don't really give a crap what you call it. He got someone to take some points for him. He went to prison for a short time, lost his job, lost his family from what I read, and now he's managed to get another job. If that upsets you I suggest you take up a new hobby and find something more productive to fill your time with.
 
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Evidently you are more qualified to work out if he can do the job than the people employing him and paying his wage. His CV is a hell of a lot more impressive than anyone who has the time to comment on this forum.

And I don't really give a crap what you call it. He got someone to take some points for him. He went to prison for a short time, lost his job, lost his family from what I read, and now he's managed to get another job. If that upsets you I suggest you take up a new hobby and find something more productive to fill your time with.
What a lot of bollocks!
 
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Evidently you are more qualified to work out if he can do the job than the people employing him and paying his wage. His CV is a hell of a lot more impressive than anyone who has the time to comment on this forum.

And I don't really give a crap what you call it. He got someone to take some points for him. He went to prison for a short time, lost his job, lost his family from what I read, and now he's managed to get another job. If that upsets you I suggest you take up a new hobby and find something more productive to fill your time with.
Lost his family when he went off with that Grommit looky-likey! Lost his job when he broke the law. You've seen his CV? Give us a gander at it then.


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FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
Book Reviewer
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Evidently you are more qualified to work out if he can do the job than the people employing him and paying his wage. His CV is a hell of a lot more impressive than anyone who has the time to comment on this forum.

And I don't really give a crap what you call it. He got someone to take some points for him. He went to prison for a short time, lost his job, lost his family from what I read, and now he's managed to get another job. If that upsets you I suggest you take up a new hobby and find something more productive to fill your time with.
I'm upset that an elected official in a high position felt that the rules didn't apply to him; I'm upset that one of the bodies designed to stop corruption in public office is now under suspicion of having failed to do its job and I am upset that someone has been recruited on the basis of their little black book to work in a sector of the energy industry long notorious for dodgy public subsidies, poor environmental practice and the use of political placemen to secure the introduction of mandatory use legislation at EU level.

I take it from your extreme sensitivity that you too have had a lapse in standards and values at some point?
 
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I take it from your extreme sensitivity that you too have had a lapse in standards and values at some point?
Loads of times, and much more seriously than this bloke. I just haven't been caught.

When I was a kid there were port-a-loes for tourists. When we say someone who looked rich we used to tip the toilet over when they were inside, when they came out shocked and scared and soiled we would have their valuables away. To you that would be robbery, assault and some other stuff. To me, it was kids playing around.