FM Lord Bramall

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  1. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    While fining the taxpayer or forcing a reduction in capability by biting a hole out of the budget is absolutely barmy, there will be no way out of this until individual responsibility is vigorously pursued under the criminal law.
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  2. Not unreasonable, but it does depend on what the costs are for the damage done. Lord Bramall will live as it's reputational and people know the truth. Met are lucky he's not suing otherwise it could be a six figure sum
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  3. Although it is our cash, Lord Bramall has probably shelled out his hard earned on defending himself against this accusation.

    And should be recompensed.

    Given the cost £100,000 should easily be recoverable from the individual coppers then that is what should be done.

    Knock £100 off each months pay/pension until the full amount is paid off.

    If they feel aggrieved they could always sue 'nick'.
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  4. Would a regular citizen get £100k if they had been subject to an unfortunate accusation such as this?

    Lord Bramall has rendered a huge amount of service to the nation, but is this kind of payout simply because he is a public figure and not one of the plebs?
  5. We may find out when the Met settles payment with Harvey Proctor.
  6. Harvey, ex MP.
    Same applies.
    But how much did the family of Milly Dowler (sp?) get from the scumbag phone hackers? That is the yardstick to look at.
  7. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    Two million I think, plus a charity donation from the Strine in charge. Unsure if they had anything from Plod/the public purse though, despite their full knowledge of the illegal phone tap.
  8. That's the point.
    Proctor can hit them with similar, citing the case.
  9. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I understand the point you're making but the FM's case was high profile and therefore the damage was worse because he is high profile. There is also an element of precident. A future victim can point uk his case and deman the same treatment.
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  10. So... what is Cliff going to take the BBC for?
  11. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    The BBC where set up by plod
  12. Exactly that. The BBC were invited along to cover the raid. They weren't going to turn it down.
  13. Cliff is going after both plod AND the Beeb.
    Again, your taxpayer's money...
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  14. That someone within the police and bbc willingly put at risk...

    Why on earth the bbc authorised coverage of a raid on an INNOCENT* man's home is not immediately discernable.

    It was a hellish risk, and even without hindsight, foolish.

    That's before you get to common decency part.

    Few news articles have immediately raised my eyebrows, not for the content but their sheer stupidity. One was the mirror's Iraq pictures (in the back of a clearly identifiable f*cking Bedford!). The other, the bbc showing plod turning up at cliff's house.

    Piers Morgan resigned due to his foolishness. I await the bbc's response...

    *alledged, suspected, accused, until proven guilty, all mean innocent.
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  15. Cliff will settle for being added back onto the Radio playlists - preferably just in time for a Christmas Number One!