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Our occasionally expressed opinion that sentences handed down by judges are usually fraudulent was confirmed by the recent release from chokey of Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce for perverting the course of justice over some speeding points. They’d both been given eight-month sentences, only to be let out after eight weeks. So that’s a 75% reduction.

Was it worth spending all that public money on the investigation and trial? We only ask.


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