Labour MP charged with Perverting Course of Justice

Tory MP guilty of false expenses claim

This dishonesty and lack of integrity doesn’t seem to have fired up the outrage bus.
Outraged about what eggzackerly?

For pleading guilty to the offence he committed?
For claiming his treatment made him just like Jesus?
For making a weird video after serving his sentence still proclaiming innocence?

Throw us a bone.
 
Outraged about what eggzackerly?

For pleading guilty to the offence he committed?
For claiming his treatment made him just like Jesus?
For making a weird video after serving his sentence still proclaiming innocence?

Throw us a bone.
In the article it says
"Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery, MP for Northumberland, also called on Davies to quit.
He said: "Trust in politics and politicians is essential to our democracy. Chris Davies cannot remain a Tory MP after admitting to this offence."
Pot,kettle,black etc etc.
 
In the article it says
"Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery, MP for Northumberland, also called on Davies to quit.
He said: "Trust in politics and politicians is essential to our democracy. Chris Davies cannot remain a Tory MP after admitting to this offence."
Pot,kettle,black etc etc.
I don't think so in this case. AFAIK the Tories haven't removed the whip & kicked him out of the party unlike Labour & Onasanya
 
In the article it says
"Labour Party chairman Ian Lavery, MP for Northumberland, also called on Davies to quit.
He said: "Trust in politics and politicians is essential to our democracy. Chris Davies cannot remain a Tory MP after admitting to this offence."
Pot,kettle,black etc etc.
Quite.

Labour have a long record for expenses fraud from multiple MPs.
 
Good business opportunity there........

CnutsRus..... a firm of high- powered lawyers and tax- advisors to tell them how much they can get away with, without triggering the alarms.
There was a firm called Kingsbridge doing just that.Advising footballers and other celebs and wealthy clients about tax avoidance. They went tits up in 2015, and now former clients are starting legal proceedings against them.
There are apparently some 129 footballers involved in the scheme.If they are found guilty they face fines of some £250,000,000. Their identities have not been revealed, but one Man United star is known to have invested £33.5million using a combination of his own cash and bank loans. A Liverpool player is believed to have put forward £10.4million to avoid taxes on his salary.
 

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There was a firm called Kingsbridge doing just that.Advising footballers and other celebs and wealthy clients about tax avoidance. They went tits up in 2015, and now former clients are starting legal proceedings against them.
There are apparently some 129 footballers involved in the scheme.If they are found guilty they face fines of some £250,000,000. Their identities have not been revealed, but one Man United star is known to have invested £33.5million using a combination of his own cash and bank loans. A Liverpool player is believed to have put forward £10.4million to avoid taxes on his salary.
If that's gen and they cough up, it'll put some much needed funding into getting those poor ISIS members back to the UK.
 
As I read the BBC article, he was entitled to claim the item from two accounts. One was close to max.

He was told the bill could be split across the two accounts.

Rather than have the invoice split into two by the supplier ( or even copying the invoice, and indicating that each was claimed in part**) he created a false invoice for each part.

Bad way of doing things, but no financial gain. This from the judge, who then decided he had insufficient sentencing powers.

According to the BBC - not known for its pro-Tory bias.




**not featured in BBC article Tory MP guilty of false expenses claim
 
Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya promises to ‘share her take on your issues’ as she ‘continues legal fight’ to clear her name

Since posting that video the MP has posted three further times on her Facebook account quoting selectively from the judge in her retrial to try and support her claims she is innocent. The latest post came this morning (Saturday, March 23), where the MP also again promised to continue fighting her conviction and to begin commenting on her constituents’ issues once again.

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An interesting approach I must say:
If a defendant has gone through the whole appeal process and believes there has been a miscarriage of justice, they can apply to have their appeal considered by the Criminal Cases Review Commission(external link opens in a new window / tab).
The Commission can refer the case back to the Court of Appeal if they consider that there is a real possibility that a conviction or sentence would not be upheld. This only happens in a very small number of cases.

Perhaps she's hoping that Her Maj will step up to the mark:
The Royal Prerogative of Mercy
Under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy (RPM), the British monarch may grant pardons or reduce the sentence of convicted persons.
The Royal Prerogative of Mercy was originally used to allow the monarch to withdraw death sentences but it is now available for use in exceptional cases which clearly involve an unjust conviction or punishment for which the normal legal process has no remedy.
Applications may be made by contacting the Department of Justice. Each application is considered on its own merits, against the background of precedent and convention as to the use of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy.

As she has told us, she hasn't resigned because being an MP is her only source of income, perhaps she's hoping for a bit of Compo:
Compensation for a miscarriage of justice
Any person (or member of their family if deceased) who believes that they have suffered a miscarriage of justice as a result of a wrongful conviction may apply to the Department of Justice for compensation. Certain criteria must be met by the defendant:
  • the conviction must be overturned on appeal or you must have been pardoned
  • the ground for this should be that a new or newly discovered fact (fresh evidence) shows beyond reasonable doubt that there has been a miscarriage of justice
  • the fresh evidence must, therefore, be the ground on which the appeal succeeded and must show that the person has suffered a miscarriage of justice
Oh wait! New or newly discovered fact. It's already fact that her car was there at the scene (pictures), her mobile phone was there at the scene (signal triangulation), she appeared at her agents house which was very close to the scene of the crime a few minutes after (witness evidence by 2 people). New facts seem highly unlikely.
 
An interesting approach I must say:
If a defendant has gone through the whole appeal process and believes there has been a miscarriage of justice, they can apply to have their appeal considered by the Criminal Cases Review Commission(external link opens in a new window / tab).
The Commission can refer the case back to the Court of Appeal if they consider that there is a real possibility that a conviction or sentence would not be upheld. This only happens in a very small number of cases.

Perhaps she's hoping that Her Maj will step up to the mark:
The Royal Prerogative of Mercy
Under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy (RPM), the British monarch may grant pardons or reduce the sentence of convicted persons.
The Royal Prerogative of Mercy was originally used to allow the monarch to withdraw death sentences but it is now available for use in exceptional cases which clearly involve an unjust conviction or punishment for which the normal legal process has no remedy.
Applications may be made by contacting the Department of Justice. Each application is considered on its own merits, against the background of precedent and convention as to the use of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy.

As she has told us, she hasn't resigned because being an MP is her only source of income, perhaps she's hoping for a bit of Compo:
Compensation for a miscarriage of justice
Any person (or member of their family if deceased) who believes that they have suffered a miscarriage of justice as a result of a wrongful conviction may apply to the Department of Justice for compensation. Certain criteria must be met by the defendant:
  • the conviction must be overturned on appeal or you must have been pardoned
  • the ground for this should be that a new or newly discovered fact (fresh evidence) shows beyond reasonable doubt that there has been a miscarriage of justice
  • the fresh evidence must, therefore, be the ground on which the appeal succeeded and must show that the person has suffered a miscarriage of justice
Oh wait! New or newly discovered fact. It's already fact that her car was there at the scene (pictures), her mobile phone was there at the scene (signal triangulation), she appeared at her agents house which was very close to the scene of the crime a few minutes after (witness evidence by 2 people). New facts seem highly unlikely.
You didn't add that the clock on the camera could be out.

What she, and some people seem to forget is that she was not jailed for speeding but of lying about it. She still seems to be fighting the original crime and not the one she was convicted of. Her use of the judges report as evidence that they thought she was innocent seems to go against the fact that the judge convicted her, so must have thought she was a lying, conniving Miss dog.

When does she appear in front of the Bar Council?
 
When does she appear in front of the Bar Council?
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are currently investigating Ms Onasanya following her conviction for perverting the course of justice - and her failed appeal bid.
All solicitors must abide by a 10 point code of conduct, and any breach of the code can result in disciplinary action - which can range from a fine to being struck off.

A spokesman for the SRA said: “We are aware of the issue (regarding Ms Onasanya’s conviction) and continue to gather all relevant information before deciding on next steps.” It is not known how long the process will take before the SRA make a decision on Ms Onasanya’s case.
While Ms Onasanya is still on the Solicitors’ Roll, she has been a ‘non practising solicitor’ since she decided not to renew her practising certificate in 2017 following her election as MP for Peterborough.


On a hiding to nothing methinks:
The Code of Conduct for Solicitors:
You must:
1: Uphold the rule of law and the proper administration of justice; (no perverting the course of justice)
2: Act with integrity; (no lying)
3: Not allow your independence to be compromised;
4: Act in the best interests of each client; (don't try and defend your own case. Just like Doctors shouldn't try and treat themselves because "You have a fool for a patient and a fool for a doctor")
5: Provide a proper standard of service to your clients; (when you appear in court bring the relevant paperwork with you)
6: Behave in a way that maintains the trust the public places in you and in the provision of legal services; (no lying)
7: Comply with your legal and regulatory obligations and deal with your regulators and ombudsmen in an open, timely and co-operative manner; (when interviewed by the police you must cooperate, not say nothing)
8: Run your business or carry out your role in the business effectively and in accordance with proper governance and sound financial and risk management principles;
9: Run your business or carry out your role in the business in a way that encourages equality of opportunity and respect for diversity;
10: protect client money and assets.
 
4: Act in the best interests of each client; (don't try and defend your own case. Just like Doctors shouldn't try and treat themselves because "You have a fool for a patient and a fool for a doctor")
5: Provide a proper standard of service to your clients; (when you appear in court bring the relevant paperwork with you).
As I started reading you post I thought there must be something in there about being competent.

I also thought the McDs may be hiring but they are trying to get away from the idea that they only employ numpties and a career with them has opportunities for further education and growth. Deliveroo seems to be her next port of call and you don't need a licence to ride a bike.
 
As I started reading you post I thought there must be something in there about being competent.

I also thought the McDs may be hiring but they are trying to get away from the idea that they only employ numpties and a career with them has opportunities for further education and growth. Deliveroo seems to be her next port of call and you don't need a licence to ride a bike.
When I was a student in the early 90's McDonald's had a graduate trainee scheme. In 1992 the starting salary was £11.5k, with a £500 bonus if you lasted three months. That was the same salary as a trainee teacher. I went into retail management where the starting salary for a junior manager was £8k.
 

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