Saturday, March 28, 2009

The little white lie that grew

BBC NEWS | Magazine | The little white lie that grew

In a case which has deep resonance for Britain and the entire civilized world, the whole of Australia has been glued to the media in recent weeks, following the story of an eminent judge who has ruined his reputation because he tried to lie his way out of a speeding fine that would have cost him about �36.

At the age of 70, he is about to go to jail for a minimum of two years because he failed to cough up 36 quid at the right moment.

I have to say that I feel a real sympathy for the Judge in question in this story. Two years in jail for a 70 year old is massively too much.

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