Jeremy Kyle is guilty of attempted murder. Well I’m not surprised. I never did think much of that bloke. His victim was this exquisitely made up girl whose story is covered in The Daily Mail (or insert epithet of your choice):
Then I read the article a little more closely. The young woman is holding Jeremy Kyle responsible for the injuries that she sustained at the hands of her charming coke head boy friend, even though he had been beating her regularly for a decade and she had two children with him. Attempted murder was never an issue for the prosecution in this case in spite of the Daily Mail’s fit of hyperbole. He was found guilty of Grievous Bodily Harm and received a two year custodial sentence.
The journalist continually emphasises the fact that Rebecca Langley hails from a middle class backgound. Is this a ploy to attract the sympathy of the Daily Mail readership? She is still ‘middle class’, according to the introduction. Didn’t she relinquish that status when she got herself pregnant at sixteen? I’d always thought that when it came to social mobility that one’s status, as is the case in buying shares, can go down as well as up. Guess I was wrong. Not to The Daily Mail. Once a middle class lass, always a middle class lass. That is her birthright and no amount of recklessness or fecklessness can change that. Apparently.