Fictional justice

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Connell Guides | 1 comment

What would happen to the villains of children’s literature nowadays if the Crown Prosecution Service were able to make the mud stick? The Times consulted the Ministry of Justice…

*J.K. Rowling’s Lord Voldemort: 134 years in jail for crimes including genocide, murder, attempted murder, terrorism and child abuse.

 

*Mr McGregor, Beatrix Potter’s gardener and threat to Peter Rabbit: £6,000 fine for hunting rabbits without a licence.

 

*Fagin: 14 years for child slavery, 10 for grooming and six months for theft (not the gallows, as in Oliver Twist).

 

*Captain Hook: 69 years for piracy, incitement to violence, terrorism, theft, child abuse, animal cruelty and attempted murder.

 

Reported in The Times, Saturday February 1st 2014.

 


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Nettie
Nettie

October 15, 2016

Your’s is a point of view where real inlitlegence shines through.

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