Saturday, 14 May 2011

Welcome to the "Eric Illsley Defence"


Some people really don’t get it do they? Here’s Eric Illsley on his trial, punishment and (brief) imprisonment for fraudulent expenses claims:

“My case shouldn’t have been brought before the court,” said Illsley. “There are so many others who have walked free and nobody is going to say a dickie bird about their situation.”

It seems that Mr Illsley believes that because some others – in his opinion – have “got away with” the same crime, he shouldn’t have been punished? Imagine the next of Barnsley’s burglars up in court:

“M’lud, I shouldn’t be in court because my mate Wayne is also a burglar and he hasn’t been charged.”

That would work now wouldn’t it?


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