Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Lord Ahmed update

Lord Ahmed the texting Labour peer has not received the maximum sentence for driving dangerously -
"The court had heard how Lord Ahmed sent and received a series of five text messages while driving in the dark at speeds of, and above, 60mph along a 17-mile stretch of the motorway."

The headline sentence is a paltry 12 weeks in prison, but in fact apparently he will serve just half of his sentence in jail and the other half on licence. He was also banned from driving for a year.

Maybe the BBC will now refer to Lord Ahmed as the "convicted criminal" Lord Ahmed rather as they do with Jeffrey Archer. Maybe they would also like to mention in their article about Lord Ahmed's conviction that he allegedly threatened to "to mobilise 10,000 Muslims to prevent Mr Wilders from entering the House".


Dungeekin said...

No doubt upon his release, he'll sue the estate of the deceased for compensation.

After all, the inconsiderate Prole was blocking the passage of a Member of the Labour Elite.

12 weeks. It's a joke.


Anonymous said...

It has been said that Ahmed was not texting at the time of the accident. How do they know this? Are we accepting Ahmed's word and that of his passengers (both family)? And if he wasn't texting how come he didn't see the vehicle that had hit the central reservation?

This was a straight stretch of road. Even at high speed and at night there should have been some warning if he was actually paying attention to driving his car.

This doesn't add up. Neither does the judgement. But then, did we really expect justice to prevail here?