Judge Peter Thornton said Lewington was "a dangerous man, somebody who exhibits emotional coldness and detachment. You would not have been troubled by the prospect of endangering somebody's life."Oh, wow! I can’t wait for the TV adaptation of this manhunt. The cool, calculating villain, the cunning and bravery of the security services tracking him down, the sophisticated gadgets...
It’ll be better than ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’ and last season’s ‘24’ all rolled into one!
Oh. Wait. No, actually, it’ll be a lot more like ‘Shameless’:
The 44-year-old unemployed electrician, of Tilehurst, Reading, was found out after being arrested at Lowestoft railway station, in Suffolk, for drunkenly abusing a female conductor.Thank god for
It seems Judge Thornton is a bit of a mindreader too:
Thornton said that while Lewington had selected no specific target to attack, he "clearly had in mind" Asian and black people.Nice one, your honour! Can you predict Lotto numbers too?
"This action was designed to intimidate non-white people and it was for the purpose of pursuing the ideological cause of white supremacy and neofascism, albeit in a rather unsophisticated way."OK, I’m confused here – was he a cool, calm ‘Jackal’-esque hitman, or a bumbling drunken oaf with unpleasant views and interests?
That last ‘unsophisticated’ there seems to give the game away as to your real assessment of the threat this man posed, doesn’t it?