Jailed MP has rolex stolen in prison

  Algerian peter 10:23 07 Aug 11

How stupid can you be, taking a rolex into a prison and letting the inmates know you have it.

Will he sue for the loss of his watch or for being mugged in prison? He might walk away with more than he swindled in false morgauge payments.

  Algerian peter 10:23 07 Aug 11

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  rickf 10:24 07 Aug 11

As you say he is stupid at worst and naive at best.And he is an MP??? The mond boggles.

  sunnystaines 10:56 07 Aug 11

man has got to be 100% stupid,may have been bought on expences paid for by the tax payer

  Quickbeam 11:44 07 Aug 11

" To be honest, none of the other prisoners could believe he’d been stupid enough to bring a Rolex into the prison.’ "

Gives a new meaning to the phrase thick as thieves...

  spider9 11:50 07 Aug 11

Perfect example of 'Daily Mail' journalism - how on earth must the private sexual preferences of the Governor become included in this story of theft of a watch?

Or is it now vying for the newsbase vacated by NOTW!!


  Aitchbee 12:42 07 Aug 11

Most Members of Parliament do not live in the real world. I can give lots of examples, but my better judgement says I'd better not criticize them here.

  spider9 15:11 07 Aug 11

fourm member

Spot on, yourself!!

  spider9 15:13 07 Aug 11


"...but my better judgement says I'd better not criticize them here."

Pray tell us why not.

  morddwyd 15:20 07 Aug 11

Do I detect a bit of gloating here?

The guy has been convicted and sentenced (though nothing like long enough in my opinion), but that sentence did not include confiscation of assets.

Like any other citizen he is as entitled to protection on the inside, just as he is on the outside.

Having said that I have no hesitation in bluntly saying "Serves him right"

  spider9 15:44 07 Aug 11


I agree with most of what you say, but slightly disagree about the length of sentence. Regardless of the actual length of the term, his life will have been shattered already and he will be aware the rest of his days will be clouded by this conviction.

For this to happen to a 'public' figure is far more devastating than for a 'regular' recividist.

So, while having no truck with his crime, and welcoming his incarceration, I wouldn't necessarily agree that he should have got even longer - simply adding to the taxpayers losses.

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