The title of this post is a word-for-word copy of the Daily Mail’s front page headline. Let’s go into the matter in a little more depth: British taxpayers (totally against our will, as always) are paying to refurbish (as in improve, make more comfortable, etc.) prisons (which by rights should be hell holes) in Jamaica and Nigeria (which are not part of the British Isles) in an attempt to persuade them to serve their sentences in their home country (… What?).
I’m sure you reacted in the same way I did when I read about it. If you didn’t, then perhaps you can help me understand the logic? Why are we paying money to make prisons nicer? Why do prisoners get the choice of where to serve their sentences? Why are we paying money to make prisons nicer? Why was this decision never put to the public first? And, most importantly, why the hell are we paying money to make prisons nicer?
I’m no longer surprised by the brutal stupidity of our current government. I can’t even think of what else to say about this, other than David Cameron needs to stop “pledging to fix this mess”, grow some gonads and tell the UN where the line between sanity and complete idiocy is – unless of course he can’t see it himself, which is more likely than I’d like to accept.
No wonder so many people have become disillusioned by world leaders of late. Frankly, I can’t blame them.
Also, it appears Google has blessed us with yet another game-logo thingymajig. Presumably they’ll be making one a day for the duration of the Olympics then. Isn’t that nice?
You should know how to access Google to play them by now.