The Scottish Prison Service are swapping inmate's old CRT tellys for new LCD ones in order to meet green targets.
If prisoners are getting free LCD TVs, then why not pensioners, who are more deserving and haven't a hope in hell of affording one themselves? If ever there was an example of getting priorities fucked up beyond comprehension, this is a classic.
As for the Scottish Prison Service quote "the TV sets would not cost the taxpayer any money as prisoners were charged for television access", don't even get me started on that one except to say who pays the prison service to pay the prisoners to pay for the TVs? Unless the SPS have some way of magicking money out of thin air at no cost, then of course its the bloody taxpayer.
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