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25 July 2017, 12:55
Caller Says UK Too Soft On Criminals, Proposes Town Centre Floggings
Rick from Mansfield thinks Britain has gone too soft on criminals… so he wants all convicts flogged in town centres as a means of “proper punishment”.
The outlandish suggestion left Nick Ferrari at bit taken back as the fiery caller embarked on a monumental tirade.
He phoned up with suggestions on how the country can put a stop to a rise in acid attacks.
Rick didn’t think a register for those who own noxious substances was fair on the people who have a genuine use for them.
“If I want to unblock my drain why should I have to go on a register to use something innocently,” he thundered.
Rick also thought prisons were not tough enough for criminals, but stopped himself describing them as a holiday camp “because that’s a cliche”.
So, he came up with a more extreme form of punishment: “Put them in a town square and flog them.”
A bit shocked by the remark, Nick questioned whether Rick had gone a “bit over the top” adding “we can’t stop flogging them in town centres”.
Undeterred, the caller fought on: “Why not?”
Watch the impassioned chat at the top of this page.