Friday, August 18, 2006

Oh look.. more people want pardons now!

What a surprise, less than two days after the Government set's a dangerous precedent relating to a blanket posthumous pardon for 306 soldiers show for desertion or cowardice in WWI, there are now calls for more pardons.

Admiral Byng, executed on the quarterdeck of his own flagship after he failed to failed to retake Minorca in 1757 is one of the front-runners. Yes, 1757. What's more, the Labour MP, Ann Begg, is calling for 191 soldiers from WWII to be pardoned for disobeying orders and mutineering.

The mind boggle at the second example, it really does.

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