It’s criminal what some people do

There’s always someone willing to cash in on other people’s misfortune. But as DPS Software is cashing in on Jeffrey Archer’s misfortune the Diary doesn’t mind.

A postcard with a picture of one of Her Majesty’s prisons arrived on the Diary’s desk. On the back was a letter from “Jeffrey”.

Addressing his lawyers, it says: “Had you spent more time on the details of my case and not on the paperwork, you and I might not have needed to spend so much time together.”

OK, so it’s not belly laughs, but what do you expect from a firm that sells criminal case management systems? The best criminal case management systems in the UK according to the company, although how much competition there is we neither know nor care.

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