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Started by Lawlsie on Jan 29, 2019 1:33:47 PM
Former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya jailed for lying to avoid speeding ticket

Three-month sentence at Old Bailey automatically triggers a recall petition in Peterborough seat

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/29/labour-mp-fiona-onasanya-jailed-for-lying-speeding-ticket

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Lawlsie - 29 Jan 2019 13:36:47 (#1 of 142)

So... looks like Labour is going to get an election after. Just not the one they were hoping for.

Can Labour hold the seat? Took it from the Tories in June 2017 with a 607 majority, overturning a 1925 majority from 2015; 4861 in 2010.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peterborough_(UK_Par
liament_constituency)

moto748 - 29 Jan 2019 13:41:12 (#2 of 142)

IIJM is is that piece really badly written?

The first question most people will ask is "WTF is a recall petition?". So that should be the first thing to be made clear, before you start re-hashing the court case.

Peterborough has been pretty marginal for quite a while. Since ther days of 'Sir' Harmer Nicholls (father of Sue Nicholls of Crossroads fame, trivia fans).

bossab2 - 29 Jan 2019 13:42:21 (#3 of 142)

Massive fuss over 11mph!

Rendered - 29 Jan 2019 13:42:57 (#4 of 142)

FESTUS

mancurse - 29 Jan 2019 13:44:28 (#5 of 142)

Did she not know about Chris Huhne and his wife? What a stupid person she is.

Lawlsie - 29 Jan 2019 13:44:52 (#6 of 142)

Thought she could get away with it.

SaffronSunrise - 29 Jan 2019 13:44:56 (#7 of 142)

''the sun was shining in my eyes, your Honour''

moto748 - 29 Jan 2019 13:45:14 (#8 of 142)

No bossab, massive fuss over a solicitor lying in court.

Lawlsie - 29 Jan 2019 13:45:26 (#9 of 142)

She remains an MP and will continue to get her MP's salary.

I've no idea if constituents can write to her in jail and she's allowed to answer them.

moto748 - 29 Jan 2019 13:46:10 (#10 of 142)

Only needs 10% to say different, though.

solomongursky - 29 Jan 2019 13:46:12 (#11 of 142)

She's been paid nine grand since convicted.

JacobReesBogg - 29 Jan 2019 13:55:44 (#12 of 142)

She seems like a bit of a nut job, comparing herself to Jesus.

“I am in good Biblical company along with Joseph, Moses, Daniel and his three Hebrew friends who were each found guilty by the courts of their day. ... Of course this is equally true of Christ who was accused and convicted by the courts of his day."

I think you'll find , Fiona , that Jesus was most definitely not caught exceeding the speed limit in a 30mph zone, but if in fact his contribution to history had been being done for speeding by Pontius Pilate (with or without photographic evidence from a speedcam), then western civilization and its religious affiliation may well have evolved in a different direction..

solomongursky - 29 Jan 2019 13:56:42 (#13 of 142)

She said that was a Whatsup message that an MP must have leaked.

SinnerBoy - 29 Jan 2019 14:21:43 (#14 of 142)

mancurse -

Did she not know about Chris Huhne and his wife?

Certainly, but she probably thought that the Police wouldn't get in touch with someone in Russia. I wonder why she's been given such a lenient sentence, in comparison to the Huhnes?

They eventually pleaded guilty, she's still denying it now.

Lawlsie - 29 Jan 2019 14:24:36 (#15 of 142)

That's why

JacobReesBogg - 29 Jan 2019 14:30:10 (#16 of 142)

First offence, she'll get away with crucifixion, it's a doddle.

Welease Fiona.

SinnerBoy - 29 Jan 2019 14:32:18 (#17 of 142)

Lawlsie -

That's why

?? She's been given five months less, despite denying it and being found guilty. The Huhnes pleaded guilty, at a late stage and got eight months apiece.

Lawlsie - 29 Jan 2019 14:33:44 (#18 of 142)

She's a lawyer. She must've known pleading not guilty would get her a lighter sentence.

SinnerBoy - 29 Jan 2019 14:35:30 (#19 of 142)

Was Vicky Huhne not a lawyer, too? Also, sentences are reduced for pleading guilty. The earlier it's done, the greater the discount. Denying it to the last attracts stiffer sentences.

Gotout - 29 Jan 2019 14:36:28 (#20 of 142)

Why did her brother get 10 months to her 3 months?

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