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A whingeing quangocrat

I do not suppose many of us will have heard of Jane Earl, head of the Assets Recovery Agency. She does not appear to be the Jane Earl who starred in Guerillas in Pink Lace, but who can be sure?

Showing the grasp of logic one would expect from someone in her position, she has complained that, "Certain criminals made much of their criminal proceeds back in the 1980s and they are clearly outside the grasp of the law. There are key people who we could never go after simply because of the limitation period." My emphasis.

Likewise, my ability to hunt down and kill certain politicians is limited 'simply because of the law'.

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Anonymous Bel said... 3:35 pm

This Jane Earl is acquiring some sort of notoriety. I blogged about her in January after she made some pitiful excuses for the failure of the Assets Recovery Agency. Apparently the Agency had trouble getting court orders to seize the crooks' property, because the crooks were obstructing their path by employing all manner of delaying tactics in court.

I remember wondering how anyone in charge of such a body could be so naive. Did she just expect the bad men to pay up on demand? Has she no idea how our civil court system works? Exactly what did she expect?

Perhaps she's better suited running a convent or a small boarding school somewhere in the shires. However I suspect that the latter may even be too wild for her.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 6:33 pm

I googled her during research for the post and The Guardian seems to think she's the bee's knees. Fancy.

Putting a non-lawyer in charge of a quango with legal powers seems an appointment of remarkable stupidity. Perhaps we will run the Audit Commission as her next act.  



Blogger Newmania said... 5:00 am

They may chnage the law retro spectively C have you noticed how that is becoming a less impenetrable barrier.  



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