One rule for us, another for them?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by dui-lai, Nov 20, 2004.

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  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4027545.stm

    The word t'osser comes to mind. Would be interesting to see the outcome of this case :?
     
  2. All he,Derbyshire Chief Constable David Coleman, has to do is say he has converted to Islam and he'll get off.
     
  3. I doubt that it will be got away with it's already been placed in the public eye.

    But it won't be Coleman who gets done he'll just say he was asleep or something (To preserve his good name as if he had been aware he would have informed the driver to reduce his speed :lol: :lol: ) and screw the guy who was jiffed to drive him it's that poor Git I feel sorry for but only slightly knowing that he would screw any of us for the slightest thing we did wrong.
     
  4. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Careful !

    You'll have the PC Kommissars round your basha to transport you to off a re-education camp !
     
  5. Sorry, but whilst agreeing Coleman should be setting the right example by telling his driver not to speed, ultimately the driver himself is clearly at fault and must be punished accordingly. The "I was only obeying orders" line of defence didn't work for the post-war Nazis and shouldn't do so in this instance either.
     
  6. [quote="Ethel_the_Aardvark
    Sorry, but whilst agreeing Coleman should be setting the right example by telling his driver not to speed, ultimately the driver himself is clearly at fault and must be punished accordingly. The "I was only obeying orders" line of defence didn't work for the post-war Nazis and shouldn't do so in this instance either.[/quote]

    That said, the driver would obviously be aware of the attitude of his VIP passenger. More likely he was told to put his foot down. Who'd be guiltier then?
     
  7. It's happened before on a speed camera and they got away with it because they couldn't tell who was driving. As this a 'stop' it might be a little more difficult to get away with it. Tmk, it's the driver who gets done. Accordingly, the Chief Const should bite the bullet and pay the fine. Driver'll still get three points though.
     
  8. Surely the Chief Constable is guilty under police discipline of something along the lines of failing to prevent an offence being commited whilst on duty?
     
  9. If the vehicle was being used for a police purpose the Road Traffic Act may not apply.

    In which case the driver may be "not guilty."

    Intersting to see two county forces traffic depts fight this one out. :D

    Trotsky
     
  10. If the vehicle was being used for a police purpose the Road Traffic Act may not apply.

    In which case the driver may be "not guilty."

    Intersting to see two county forces traffic depts fight this one out. :D

    Trotsky
     
  11. Oddly enough -

    For her part the PM said she was 'unaware of the speed as she was busy working in the back seat'

    It will be interesting to see what comes out of the court cases as to who gave the word to get Hellon Earth on to the airport.