Sunday, December 17, 2006

Further Proof That Europe is in Decline

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As if the social-tinged governments weren't enough, now we have this

ACCUSED murderers, rapists, robbers and other criminals are being referred to as "customers" by Scottish court officials in a move last night condemned as "stupid" and "inappropriate".

The Scottish Court Service (SCS) has ordered staff to refer to all accused criminals awaiting trial as customers under a new strategy to make sure everyone's needs are taken into account. But victims' groups and politicians have condemned the move as an example of corporate-speak at its worst.

"Customers?" You've got to be kidding me. They are not customers, they are accused of crimes and many will be found guilty. The term customer infers that the government is providing a revenue-based service. European double-speak at its finest.

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