Jailed Tory peers back in Lords claiming expenses.

  Chronos the 2nd 11:17 18 Nov 2012


Can anyone explain why this is so? I am pretty positive that most of us who had done jail time for expenses fraud would not be welcome back to place we had defrauded.

  Quickbeam 11:51 18 Nov 2012

Isn't he just re-integrating himself back into normal society?

Normal for him anyway...

  nickf 12:36 18 Nov 2012

I agree with Quickbeam , once you have served your time , you are no longer a criminal .

  WhiteTruckMan 13:40 18 Nov 2012

But is doing a quarter of your sentence classed as 'doing your time'?

Call me old fashioned, but I think the sentence you get given is the sentence you should do. None of this 'time off for good behaviour' lark. Instead, good behaviour should mean that no extra time is added on to your sentence.

No doubt someone will come along to contradict me.


  Bing.alau 14:34 18 Nov 2012

But as Chronus has said, if it were you or me we wouldn't get over the threshold of the place where we had been fiddling (stealing is more the correct expression). These people should be barred from public office altogether. They are convicted criminals. The amounts of money involved may mean little to their class of yob, but to the ordinary man or woman in the street it is a lot of money. Their continued behaviour disgusts me for one. After all these people should be setting an example to the rest of us.

  Algerian peter ™ 15:44 18 Nov 2012

But is doing a quarter of your sentence classed as 'doing your time'?

Yes. When your sentence is 12 months or under. Everyone will serve on half of the sentence, 6 months. The if they are no risk they may be eligible for 3 months of electronic tagging which places a carefew on them. This is usually coupled with a spell of probabtion.

If the law or rules allow convicted peers to stay in there jobs, that is fine. They have done their time and if they pay back to the proceeds of crime the ammount required. Their slate must be wiped clean.

If it is morral for them to go back and you disagree with it. Then you should write to your MP asking them to ask a question about changing the rules.

I personally think both tears of the house contain many dishonest people that they will never change the rules.

  Bing.alau 16:03 18 Nov 2012

Algerian peter. We can just continue to cry over it?

  Algerian peter ™ 16:06 18 Nov 2012


My mistake

"I personally think both tiers of the house"

Now you can laugh :-)

  Bing.alau 16:09 18 Nov 2012

I think I will carry on crying about it, it's not really a laughing matter is it?

  userious? 17:28 18 Nov 2012

The old school tie at work?

  Chronos the 2nd 17:47 18 Nov 2012

I am looking forward to Monday night's Dispatches on channel 4,examining whether or not parliamentarians are still abusing the expenses system.

Hands up all here that believe that our MPs have learnt the error of their ways and now are all whiter than white.

Me, I shall be shooting flying pigs. LOL.

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