Get caught slightly over the limit in a 30mph speed area and it is an automatic £60 fine and 3 points on your licence or an "awareness course" and, I believe, nul points. Show disrespect to the country in which you live and from whom you receive benefits and the fine is £50.
Emdadur Choudhury, a Muslim extremist received the paltry fine of £50 for burning poppies on Armistice Day and chanting anti-British slogans. What is more surprising is that Choudhury could have been charged with far more serious offences carrying far stiffer penalties - but was not.
The question has to be asked just who made the decision to prosecute with the lower offence? And Why? Just who in the Crown Prosecution Service made this decision? Has what may be termed a mis-carriage of justice been raised by any of our 'honourable' elected representatives? Why not?
And we are supposed to respect the law; respect our politicians; respect the human rights of those who choose to disrespect our traditions and customs; respect those who choose to "thumb their noses" at the country that houses, feeds and protects them?
Well the next time one of the political elite, CPS or those in the legal profession who sit in judgement are attending a family memorial event do let me know and a few of us will turn up and show our disrespect - that should result in the "roof falling in"!
How ironic that today in Parliament our political elite were debating the lack of democracy and rule of law in Libya, yet in their own country, those two processes are disintegrating under their very noses!