Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Labour peer jailed for dangerous driving

What IS going on with the House of Lords at the moment?

At least this case confirms the rule of law - even life peers like Lord Ahmed are not above the law.

On the other hand, he only got 12 weeks and his conviction was not related to being involved in a fatal crash, but to sending long text messages to a journalist earlier on the same journey. The last text was sent only two minutes before the crash - I wonder whether he was still looking at his phone? How the mighty are fallen...

It's not been a great few weeks for the reputation of the upper House. Should we keep it or bin it? What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I think this case is an excellent example to show that nobody is above the law but 12 week that is just ridiculous...... that’s what I call a SPEEDY judgment we all know that lord Arhmend is just gonna SPEED through his sentence and be back on our streets/roads ensuring justice. But none the less I do think his sentence was unfair however this will allow precedent for other judges should they offend so allin all a goods day works ; ) gsingh


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