Corby Council have lost their High Court battle to prove that a toxic site they supposedly cleared-up didn’t cause birth defects in children born locally. What did they expect? To quote from Blackadder, “They were as guilty as a puppy sitting next to a pile of poo.” As with most court cases featuring large corporations, they seemed to believe all they had to do was turn up and the courts would find in their favour. "Yes your Honour, all these birth defects where we haphazardly cleared toxic waste, but there's no actual proof we were responsible....if could just have easily been caused by alien abduction or the Bogeyman." Mmm...not much of a defence. Face facts - You did wrong and you were caught.
Corby Council should now do the decent thing and pay compensation to the people whose lives have been blighted due to their negligence. Don’t fanny around with more court cases – put your hands into your deep pockets. The sum of three million pounds compensation has been mentioned. If I’m permitted to plunder Blackadder once more (hopefully without having to pay royalties to Richard Curtis) the line, “pay the fellows, and damn their impudence” springs to mind.
Three million quid is a financial pinprick for cash-rich Corby Council. Just use part of the zillion quid the rest of the country gives to you every year. Failing that, stop building your bloody Cube. Or put Phase 15 of the Willows Shopping Empire back a couple of years. Only build 20000 new houses next year rather than 25000.
Or better still; don’t fork out for yet another football ground for Corby Town’s tiny bunch of hardened drunks and wanabee Rab C Nesbits. That would be sweet. Let ‘em whine about that for a while! And if that happened I predict the famous Mallinger begging bowl would get a speedy airing because he’d be, “in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick-insect got stuck on a stick bun!”
Sod it, see you in court Curtis!
Surely nothing harmful could come from here?