Compensation culture gone mad

Ian Huntley, dubbed the Soham killer, who is serving two life sentences for the murder of 10 year-old friends Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002, has launched a legal bid against the Government for compensation after his throat was slashed in prison.

Whilst one can argue that the prison service should do all within its power to protect the health of inmates during their internment, it is hard to justify paying compensation to, in this case, a double child killer. The final cost of of such litigation could, reportedly, reach one million pounds – taxpayer money, of course.

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