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?