While the debate rages over whether prisoners should be allowed to vote, my blogging friend Winchester Whisperer has revealed the latest ban for inmates – the use of sanitising hand gel wash regularly used in hospitals and on crusie ships.

She explains the reason why: “My prison visiting friend tells me it has been banned from her prison because the inmates were mixing it with rum essence and water to make rather good cocktails!”

After knocking back a few of those,  I wonder who they would vote for, or if they would be capable of voting! Can anyone create a witty name for this gluey like concoction? And I wonder if the rum essence has been banned too….