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Ten years for lying about your holidays? Al Capone only got 11

Lindy McDowell



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'Don't, whatever you do, imagine that one day soon you can park your campervan on the sunlit uplands.'

'Don't, whatever you do, imagine that one day soon you can park your campervan on the sunlit uplands.'

'Don't, whatever you do, imagine that one day soon you can park your campervan on the sunlit uplands.'

In the wide range of unlikely eventualities which, only a year ago, you could not even have imagined - pubs closed, elbow-bumping, home-schooling, cutting your own hair and not being allowed into a bank WITHOUT a mask - this week has produced another stonker: being threatened with 10 years in prison for telling lies about where you've been on holiday. Ten years! To put this in context, Al Capone got 11.

It's not even a new thing - people lying about their holidays. Not so long ago, it was standard policy to talk your break up a bit.

"Oh, you should have seen the hotel. Fabulous. And the weather - it was almost too hot. Total chill-out for both of us."


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