I along with probably many others am utterly disgusted at the pisspoor sentences handed out to the killers in the Philpott case.
Mick Philpott should have been given at least a life sentence with a 25 year minimum term instead of life with a minimum of 15 years. As for how the Judge treated Mairead Philpott well, that is even more disgusting. She has been given a 17 year sentence of which she will serve only HALF. She colluded with Mick Philpott in hiding the arson even though it was her own children who were killed in the fire. The 17 year sentence on Mosley was also far far too low and should also have got life. All three should have got life sentences on the grounds that this was a joint enterprise.
Mrs Justice Kate Thirlwall, has made a mockery of justice in this case and I do hope that the Attorney General appeals these derisory sentences and see that justice is properly done. Mrs Justice Thirlwell has also rode roughshod over the legal precedent set at Nuremberg in the case of Mairead which stated that ‘following orders’ as Mairead did was not a defence where such a heinous crime as this has been committed.
These three people who were reckless as to whether the lives of the six children would have been endangered should have got much, much longer sentences.
A disgusting set of sentences which are LESS than a person would get if they did a bank robbery or imported heroin or committed a major fraud.
Yet again our judiciary has failed to live up the inscription over the door of the Central Criminal Court in London which says ‘Defend the Children of the Poor and punish the wrongdoer’