Deportation, or transport to the colonies used to be free. It was a punishment. Not any longer.
Grimsby man James OâNeill proved his eligibility for convict central, otherwise known as Australia, by leaving one man with a broken nose and another with a fractured ankle after a late night fracas over a kebab.
The Magistrates have fined him Â£4,500 and ordered him to pay his victims another Â£4,000 as the price of allowing him on the convict hulkâ¦â¦.
âThis was a serious offence. We feel the custody threshold has been breached and we seriously considered sending you to custody. However, we are going to take the very unusual step of moving back from that to allow you to start a new life in Australia. Consider yourself very lucky.â
At that price Australia is lucky to be getting any of our thugsâ¦Best buy your 25p stamps whilst they are still 25p, inflation is upon us.