Picking up on prison costs, we outsource to cheaper countries very many jobs previously done in the UK in expensive UK buildings and UK labour rates. Often the service is far worse despite the cost saving overhead.
The one which sits up and begs for outsourcing is prisons. Here Paraguay, Nigeria, Thailand, Somalia, Rwanda, do a much better job (as so few wish to return) at a much cheaper price. Certainly under £1000 a year per prisoner.
We need to cut Government expenditure. This is the way to go.
As regards Lord Taylor of Warwick, Andrew Pierce has a clear (researched view).http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/artic ... party.html
He played The Christian card and Bible card to the limit when he sought to be Chairman of The BBC. He played up his mother's credentials (as a strong believer). He knew stealing was wrong. OK he had five jobs (according to him) to make ends meet, but he seemed a careerist seeking Ministerial office, always going AWOL if the Christian cause needed a stand in Parliament or the media and it was against Cameron's fad of the day.
Of course others stole just as much and more. Of course they have got away with it. But it is not right.
Apart from this expenses' matter, he really was headed for a Home Office or Law Office job under Cameron.
Let us hope he learns, repents and comes out ready to atone.
Hard to see how he will get work as a barrister now.
Maybe a job at FIFA ?