ALL we know about serial killer Levi Bellfield’s new fiancée is that she’s “a blonde in her 40s.”
Unless his IQ is around the same number, it begs the question: why plan a happily ever after scenario with a man who bludgeoned three young women to death and rightfully will never get out of jail?
Yet despite this obvious hurdle, Bellfield, 53, is said to have consulted a lawyer to help her plan to marry under marriage and human rights laws.
It defies belief that a man who deprived his victims Milly Dowler, Amelie Delagrange and Marsha McDonnell of the right to enjoy their own wedding days should potentially have the right to experience the same.
Isn’t prison supposed to be a punishment? “Given the scale and nature of his brutal crimes, it will turn many taxpayers’ stomachs to think that their money is being used to fund such a farcical union,” said David Spencer, director of the Center for Crime Prevention. .
Indeed, it is. So, given that marital rights are not allowed, why can’t the government also find a way to outright ban marriage for a lifer like Bellfield?
Anyone for a short term can marry once they have served their sentence and been released, if they wish.
But “high-security” Category A detainees whose crimes have destroyed lives should not be able to enjoy the freedoms granted to law-abiding people.
So if Boris Johnson et al want a winning decision before the next election, stopping freaks like Bellfield from getting married in prison would be a great start.
In the meantime, what about his bride-to-be, who apparently feels “changed”? She said, “I don’t know Levi from 2002, I know Levi from today.”
Oh dear. What she actually knows is that Levi can’t hurt her physically or mentally because, quite rightly, he’s locked up.
So in that regard, she’s sure to dream up any delusional fantasy she likes about her warped “relationship” with a man who has a long history of hating women.
The misfortunes of couples
There will always be sad, lonely people who fixate on the drama of being involved with someone so sadly unavailable.
And if you want to see it first hand, then check out the fascinating prison wall TV show Love After Lockup, which follows the misfortunes of couples who meet while one of them is in prison, then have to function in the outside world once the sentence is over.
Very often, the prisoner turns out to be the most balanced person in the relationship.
In her book Women Who Love Men Who Kill, author Sheila Isenberg conducted in-depth interviews with several women “in love” with men in prison and said that, without exception, they had all been damaged by some form of abuse. in their previous lives and loved the idea of a relationship with a man who can’t hurt them because he’s locked up.
You are always in a state of control because you are the one on the outside. You are free.
“So you’re always in a state of control because you’re the one on the outside. You’re free,” she says, adding that the relationship still feels like the first wave of romance because “they couldn’t have a normal life with each other.
“No one came home from work and took their dirty socks off and left them on the floor… It was always ‘Are they going to let me in to see it?’ “What’s his lawyer going to say? ‘Will he get parole?’ All this super dramatic and melodramatic stuff.
So when the drama ends and the mundaneness of everyday life begins, it never takes long before the ex-con looks like “prison was better than that.”
Potential future ‘Mrs. Bellfield’ knows her two ‘whole life’ sentences mean their relationship will never really be tested.
Easy recipe for a quiet life, Paul
BAKE Off star Paul Hollywood says he would have turned down the hit TV show had he known how the media scrutiny of his private life would “cut him to the heart”.
Paul, 56, made headlines after having an affair with US co-judge Marcela Valladolid, which eventually led to his split from wife Alex after 20 years of marriage.
He then had a relationship with bartender Summer Monteys-Fullam, 30 years his junior. He says, “Would I have done Bake Off if I knew all this was coming, the loss of my privacy?
“No, I wouldn’t. . . in the end, what matters is your privacy and anonymity.
Alternatively, he could have chosen not to have an affair and, subsequently, not date a much younger woman with a cute figure and a penchant for posing in her underwear.
In other words, if he had stayed with his wife and led a quiet life, he would have found it very easy to avoid the stares of the media.
A JOB NOT TO CRY
It’s normal these days that you can’t discriminate race, age, gender, etc. when posting a job offer. Very well too.
But when takeaway owner Neil Maynard asked for a £25,000 a year manager, the Facebook ad was blocked as he made it clear he wanted someone with “the experience”. Uh, okay. “I thought that was pretty silly,” says Neil from Deal in Kent.
In effect. Thank goodness he wasn’t advertising a surgeon, a sniper or an airline pilot.
ALARMINGLY, one in five children between the ages of two and three struggle to reach speech development milestones.
Experts have attributed it to the pandemic reducing the chances of playing with other children, but surely a world of mumbling adults behind masks must have played its part too?
THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF BORIS
WHEN asked how he would vote in the Eurovision Song Contest, Boris Johnson replied: ‘I haven’t listened to any of the songs.
This admission follows her recent claim that she didn’t know who Lorraine Kelly was, despite having been on our television screens for over 30 years.
Interesting. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair received a weekly briefing on “populist” subjects, so afraid was he of appearing disconnected from the electorate.
But clearly our current Prime Minister either doesn’t care or hopes we’ll just assume he’s focused on much bigger issues than, say, who hits who in EastEnders.
- LIKELY all those footy fans who booed the national anthem will also show their disapproval of the monarchy by going to work on the Platinum Jubilee holiday?
TATT IS A WAY TO STAY
JUST when you think the world couldn’t get any crazier, an asylum judge in Cardiff has overturned a decision to deport an asylum seeker to Iraq because her Beatles tattoo shows she is a “completely westernized woman”.
Cue tattoo parlors across the country are booked by those wishing to illustrate their British identity in a bid to thwart possible deportation.
The 28-year-old Kurdish woman has “Take these broken wings and learn to fly” on her shoulder – a lyric from Paul McCartney’s 1968 song Blackbird.
Maybe I should stay or should I leave via The Clash might have been more appropriate.
Kudos to Blackpool striker Jake Daniels for coming out as gay.
Hopefully, we are getting closer to the day when a gay man playing professional football will no longer be considered news.