...yesterday, Court of Appeal judges criticised the decision arguing the system had failed in Mrs Kirk's case.
Lord Justice McFarlane said the process had been "mechanical" and added: "No-one at any stage of it has stood back and said 'what are we doing here? "Sending this 71-year-old lady to a six-month prison sentence in order to achieve a welfare benefit for (the elderly man)'?"
Sir James Munby, the judge who headed the appeal panel, concluded by saying: "She is to be released forthwith. The system has failed in this case."The system hasn't failed. The individuals who pursued this case and the judges that ruled on her at the first trial have failed.
And, since there's no consequences for them, they are free to do it again. So if anything needs 'fixing', it's that.