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2 June 2010

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Lady Scotland, former attorney general, was fined 5,000 earlier this year for failing to keep proper records of her employment of a housekeeper. Loloahi Tapui had outstayed her student visa and was not entitled to work in the UK.

But instead of the Baroness being left to bear responsibility for this transgression, Loloahi has been sent to jail for eight months! Not only that, she was being paid a mere 6 an hour yet she has been ordered to pay 1,600 in prosecution costs and the defence costs are still being calculated.

Somehow the Baroness is claiming to be the victim in all this, yet she's only been fined what is a paltry amount to anyone who has had a sniff of the Westminster gravy train these days. Whilst the massively exploited worker is in prison.

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