Not the first or last woman to be landed in the utter shit by being in love with one. What’s the ev. psych. take on why women fancy useless bastards again?
Still, the whole prosecution thing seems a bit harsh: I’d infinitely rather have the living shit battered out of me and then be paid Â£200,000 than, well, not (ditto for Â£20,000, come to that).
Seriously: blood money is an eminently sensible concept in criminal justice, successfully punishing the criminal, helping the victim, and not wasting taxpayers’ funds. It’s a shame we dropped it somewhere along the way.
[The problem, of course, is that many of the scrotes who commit crimes don’t have any money. My modest proposal is to abolish prison, to make blood money the only criminal punishment, and to re-introduce slavery for a defined period of time for people unable or unwilling to pay blood money. Win-win.]