"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 7 January 2011

Chaytor Gets 18 Months

After all the twists and turns, implicating his mother and daughter in his scam and finally pleading guilty last month, David Chaytor has been sentenced to eighteen months imprisonment for making fraudulent expenses claims. There was an automatic reduction of a third in the maximum 7yr sentence because he pleaded guilty but he'll also have to pay the costs of the defence and the prosecution's fees.

I hope he enjoys his stay at HMP Wandsworth tonight and the inmates make him feel welcome.

Full article HERE

UPDATE: This sub-headline made me feel a bit better:   Former politician to be strip-searched, showered and placed on a Bodily Orifice Scanner You can't fault the DM for failing to capture the public mood this time.

UPDATE 2: Now I'm back to being grumpy - according to this morning's news (Sat.8th) he's expected to be out in May - FIVE MONTHS!


  1. What a turn up for the book. One of the retards and corrupt sorted. Just some 500 plus left. Wiggin for starters? Sad to learn how depressed he is. About getting caught, I suppose. As for his brief's suggestion that he would have been paid if he had followed the rules! Unbelievable.

  2. Hi OR, eighteen months wasn't long enough and he'll be out long before then. He brought his depression on himself by his own actions so, like you, I have little sympathy for him. We'll see what happens to the others in the CPS pipeline but, really, the answer lies with the electorate.


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