A MASSIVE unpaid army of workers is to be created from thousands of convicted criminals in a bid to kick-start the economy. Multimillion-pound industrial projects will be undertaken by a land army of 100,000 criminals as an alternative to custodial sentences.
Offenders will be expected to work unpaid for up to seven hours a day in a major plan for them to “pay something back” to society. They will do labouring work on building projects, carry out industrial cleaning and clear towns and cities of the blight of graffiti. A huge expansion of the community service or unpaid work scheme will see it double in size as part of the Government’s flagship “rehabilitation revolution”. Instead of the “soft touch” option of doing several hours community labour a week offenders will work full-time completing up to 240-hour sentences more quickly. Road-sweeping and window cleaning will be replaced by harder manual work, saving the public purse millions as part of Government cost cutting.
A Whitehall source revealed: “Putting it simply it is payback time. This policy will send out a very tough message that there is no easy ride and that it is everybody’s responsibility to rebuild the economy and the country. “One hundred thousand is a big workforce, almost doubling the 55,000 now sentenced to community service or unpaid work.” Putting criminals to work on social housing and even bridge construction has also been considered.
The Government wants to completely rebrand community service by toughening up its image and cutting costs by up to £40million. Battle-hardened war veterans will be put in charge of criminals serving community sentences. Using Afghanistan and Gulf War veterans would also tackle the threat of violence against probation service officers who currently do the job.
I'd still prefer to see the bastards go to jail for their crimes but once again, because of the cunty commie, Gorgon Brownfinger, who had control of the Country's pursestrings, no new prisons were built to accommodate the fuckers at Her Majesty's pleasure!
Still...... if it has to be community service, this sounds a lot more appropriate than picking up litter or working for a couple of hours a week in the local charity shop where they appear as if they are volunteers - a place where nobody gets to laugh at them and poke them with pointy sticks!
Of course, the bleeding heart socialists are already up in arms and bleating loudly......
The probation service, which has run community sentencing since 1974, says the proposals could break health and safety legislation and threaten the future of paid workers. Harry Fletcher, assistant general secretary of the National Association of Probation Officers, said: “This is all about punishment and not rehabilitation but clearly it is essential that there is an element of rehabilitation, otherwise individuals are likely to carry on offending.”
Blah, blah, blah....... fucking typical - the work we're talking about here is exactly the sort of work that has been deliberately handed out to immigrants instead of British workers, (lying Winky McFuckwit again), so that it can done on the cheap....... so as usual these Lefties are talking complete and utter bollocks!
I also happen to believe that if these yobs, thugs and cunts knew that every time they stepped out of line they were going to end up getting a dose of hard labour with a Regimental Sergeant Major bellowing in their faces all day, they would be rehabilitated extremely quickly indeed.