Recent disturbances at a number of prisons and other similar institutions have brought into sharp focus the result of staff shortages in the Prison Service, with many inmates often locked up for 23 hours a day, every day, and moreover having to share cells that were designed for single occupancy. Potentially violent situations have been worsened by the incidence of illicit drugs, like man-made Spice.
Karen Danczuk - not on the candidates' list. For any political party
Hence it was that when shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon saw that every prison given a fire inspection in the past year has failed it, he Tweeted out his concern: “Deeply, deeply concerning - every prison inspected for fire safety over the last 12 months failed the test”. The idea of a prison burning down with its inmates locked in should horrify the public. But one member of the public did not see what the fuss was about.
To no surprise at all, that person was reserve Z-list Sleb and failed political wannabe Karen Danczuk, now reportedly fallen on hard times after her ex-husband was booted out of Parliament by the voters of Rochdale. Kazza replied to Burgon’s concern “I'm sorry but this doesn't deeply concern me. Just like the prisoners weren't ‘deeply concerned’ for their victims & crimes!” Did she ask them all? Whatever. There’s more.
Billy Lunn asked “Do you not value the idea of rehabilitation and re-entry, then? Would you rather we just burn all criminals or something?” and by so doing exposed Kazza’s routine idiocy. “You can't rehabilitate a pedo [sic]. You can only manage them”. And there’s me not knowing there are 80,000 paedophiles in our slammers.
Another Tweeter was unimpressed: “They are locked in their cells and you don't care if they're trapped in an inferno? What sort of person are you? That's grotesque”. What say Kazza? “I'm a victim of their crimes. They don't care about us & the pain they cause not to mention mental problems why should I care about them?” What, all 80,000 of them?
A Tweeter from Scotland was equally unimpressed: “Let us know when you decide to join the rest of humanity. Hope you never need anyone to stand up for you. Might just get a shock”. Well, Kaz? “Let me know when you come back to reality. Not everyone thinks criminals of hardcore crimes are victims … they are animals”. Who is this “criminals of hardcore crimes”? No rehabilitation or decent human treatment from her.
And just to make sure we all knew where she was coming from, Kazza then added “Surprise surprise extreme left wingers think hardcore criminals are the victims. News flash don't want the time, don't do the crime”. Let’s blame the rotten lefties!
Abi Wilkinson observed “I would like it if ‘prisoners burning alive in their cells is fine’ doesn't become a mainstream Labour position”. Well, quite. Anyone still thinking that it might be a good idea to allow Karen Danczuk back anywhere near the Labour Party should take one look at those rants - and send her straight to UKIP.
She never did become the Sleb she dreamed of being. And on the basis of that intolerant unpleasantness, she won’t become even the most minor of politicians, either.