The BBC headline runs:
Prisoner MacFerran mistakenly released six weeks early
Mr MacFerran, this time, did nothing illegal like numerous prisoners before him – he was wrongly released on David Ford’s prison watch. MacFerran wasn’t the one in the wrong but his name is the headline – how does that work?
Why doesn’t the headline run – Minister Ford oversees another prison farce?
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