Jack Tweed has the cheek of the devil. Today he was sentenced for 12 weeks for beating up a defenceless taxi driver. The driver had had the temerity to ask him to prepay a fare. The judge in the case made clear that Tweed had been treated more leniently than usual because of what he described as "recent events", referring to the death of his wife, Jade Goody.
Depending on good behavious, Tweed will be out in less than 6 weeks, yet he intends to appeal the sentence because he feels he has been treated more harshly than he would have been if he hadn't been famous. What does he think he should have been sentenced to? A few nights in Butlins?
In football, if a player appeals against a sending off and the tribunal finds against them they can increase the punishment. I'm not sure whether that is possible in a normal court. If I were the judge I'd increase the sentence to at least six months (actually, maybe he'd get the message if it was six years) on the basis that his appeal is vexatious.