Martin Wright's blog

Restorative justice: a way forward with the banks?

Crime has been falling overall, according to the police, but we are in the middle of a crime wave which affects thousands of people but does not get recorded in the crime statistics.

It is hard to see how mis-selling payment protection insurance, for example, is anything other than 'obtaining pecuniary advantage by deception'; banks are paying billions of pounds in compensation to millions of customers, but are not being prosecuted, because selling worthless insurance was apparently within the letter of the law.