13 November, 2006

Hard drugs: now you know it makes sense.

The Home Office is to pay tens of thousands pounds to heroin-addicted criminals for the distress they suffered through being deprived their fixes when in jail. Criminal heroin junkies are using public money to sue the government under Human Rights legislation and, rather than fight the case, the Home Office has agreed to settle out of court. Up to 200 addicts could be involved. For legal anoraks, the Daily Telegraph has the relevant articles of the European Convention on Human Right.

David Davies, shadow home, secretary estimates the bill could be at least £2m. There must now be some very happy heroin dealers.

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