Thursday, 2 July 2009

Ronnie Biggs

Had Ronnie Biggs served a long sentence for his part in the Great Train Robbery, then he would probably have been released quite some years ago now.

However, he did not serve that sentence. He instead escaped from Wandsworth Prison and lived the life of Riley in Australia and then Brazil. He basked in the “limelight” of being a “celebrity”, posed for photos and mocked Scotland Yard Detective Jack Slipper on television.

Yes, he returned to the UK voluntarily. In 2001, when the money ran out and his health failed.

He spent a lot of time when he should have been in prison out of it. Now he can spend a lot of time in it when – had he acted differently - he could have been out.

He can stay in for the rest of his natural as far as I’m concerned.

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