Monday, February 19, 2007
Nanny Wastes Your Money
What a spectacularly absurd waste of money!
Following a recommendation from a UK parliamentary committee, that more should be done to meet the needs of Muslim prisoners, Nanny's jails are to make every possible effort to make available special cutlery for the Muslim prisoners.
Red handled cutlery will be used, locked away from normal cutlery, so that the prisoners can be assured that their cutlery has not been contaminated by pork.
Each cutlery kit, of which 900 have been bought so far, costs between £500-£800.
Aside from the obvious issues about integration, it seems that as ever with Nanny this is an unnecessary "accommodation" to Muslims.
One Muslim resident of HM's Wakefield jail said:
"We've all eaten in restaurants where no one cares how food is prepared.
None except the strictest Muslims bother to check
whether different equipment is used
it's a waste of money."
I would also venture to suggest, that strict Muslims shouldn't be in jail in the first place....or am I being a tad naive on that point?