Browsing the small ads in the Sunday Times, Tyler came across the above business opportunity. It seems that Bailbusters is after investors to fund its expansion from its "established" S Yorks base. And note the hook:
"Crime does pay and quite well being almost entirely paid through government funding."
If there's one thing we don't need, it's a tax-funded business to spring even more bad guys onto our streets. And we especially don't need to do it via a further increase in our £2.5bn pa Legal Aid bill (see this blog).
So who are Bailbusters? A quick Google fails to shed much light. We discover they're based at Law Chambers, DONCASTER, DN1 3BU, they were established in 2005, and a local Doncaster councillor recently "wondered what was happening as he had seen an advert in the paper recently saying “Call Bailbusters Instant Response Team”, freephone from the comfort of your Police cell direct to a qualified solicitor or barrister."
Apart from that, nothing.
But Doncaster... Doncaster... hmm... rings a bell somehow...
Ah! Surely, Doncaster is home to another law firm we've met on BOM. Beresfords, the firm that's been paid c£100m by the Government for handling industrial disease claims by colliery workers (see this blog).
What an odd coincidence that Doncaster should be home to both Beresfords and Bailbusters. Both law firms. Both beginning with B. And both following the same fantastically direct strategy of targeting business funded by our Simple Shopper.
PS Google couldn't believe I was searching for Bailbusters, so helpfully suggested Ballbusters instead. I have to say some of the links down that particular alley brought tears to my eyes- not for the fainthearted.