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Sunak needs to sack Braverman – politicalbetting.com

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    JosiasJessopJosiasJessop Posts: 40,059
    Cookie said:

    Andy_JS said:

    Cookie said:

    Entirely off thread, but I have had a splendid day walking in Derbyshire. Not the Peak District bit; basically the Green Belt of Derby. On the less fashionable side. An ice cream farm, two stately homes, three ancient woodlands, a hermitage, a ruined abbey and a pub doing tapas. 11 miles of Middle England in all its glory. Not showy, but lovely nonetheless.

    What was the ruined abbey?
    Dale Abbey, I think.
    A guess: Darley Abbey, rather than Dale Abbey?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darley_Abbey

    There's plenty of nice Derbyshire outside the Peaks. I'd particularly recommend a walk from Derby to Matlock, up the Derwent (there is a trail, but plenty of other paths as well). You can also split it up into multiple days, using the rail service.
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    Scott_xPScott_xP Posts: 34,905
    kinabalu said:

    Makes no sense to me at all. Getting a speeding ticket is no big scandal. Why on earth try and cover it up?

    Farooq said:

    Because Suella is, and let's be kind here, a moron.

    QED
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    ydoethurydoethur Posts: 68,800

    Were I to be appointed Attorney-General, or Home Secretary for that matter, I think I'd have a word with myself and say "oh bugger, I'd better pack in law-breaking - including keeping to the speed limit. It would be a bit embarrassing to be a law breaker - I need to set a good example".

    But maybe I'm wrong, as nobody else seems to be bothered about Suella actually speeding.

    I’m not disagreeing with your point, but it’s worth remembering that Harriet Harman did get away with multiple driving offences while solicitor general, including if memory serves driving at 140mph on the motorway, twice, driving while using a hand held mobile phone causing an accident, failing to stop after an accident.

    Any of which should have seen a ‘normal’ person banned from driving.

    This isn’t just a party political issue. Too many politicians seem to have a great sense of entitlement and think they are above petty restrictions.
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    Morris_DancerMorris_Dancer Posts: 61,238
    Good morning, everyone.

    Last football bet failed due to a 9th minute injury time goal. Feel mildly aggrieved.

    The sooner Braverman is consigned to the dustbin of political history the better.
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    ydoethurydoethur Posts: 68,800
    If Russia have finally captured Bakhmut - and it seems possible - I wonder how long they will actually hold it for?

    Or having declared victory to avoid loss of face, will other units suddenly find it expedient to stage a strategic withdrawal?
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    Dura_AceDura_Ace Posts: 13,393
    ydoethur said:

    Were I to be appointed Attorney-General, or Home Secretary for that matter, I think I'd have a word with myself and say "oh bugger, I'd better pack in law-breaking - including keeping to the speed limit. It would be a bit embarrassing to be a law breaker - I need to set a good example".

    But maybe I'm wrong, as nobody else seems to be bothered about Suella actually speeding.

    I’m not disagreeing with your point, but it’s worth remembering that Harriet Harman did get away with multiple driving offences while solicitor general, including if memory serves driving at 140mph on the motorway, twice, driving while using a hand held mobile phone causing an accident, failing to stop after an accident.

    Any of which should have seen a ‘normal’ person banned from driving.

    This isn’t just a party political issue. Too many politicians seem to have a great sense of entitlement and think they are above petty restrictions.
    No way she did get nicked for the "Double Castle". That's porridge.

    I drove from Riyadh to Doha in 5h 31m last night. We topped out a GMC Sierra towing an F80 M3 on a trailer at 209km/h. I deserve a medal or perhaps a personalised one-on-one speed awareness course.
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    squareroot2squareroot2 Posts: 6,463
    kle4 said:

    I'm not one for breakfast tv programming, is there anything especially interesting in the This Morning business worth diving into?

    There is nothing interesting about breakfast tv. ....ever....
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    ydoethurydoethur Posts: 68,800
    Dura_Ace said:

    ydoethur said:

    Were I to be appointed Attorney-General, or Home Secretary for that matter, I think I'd have a word with myself and say "oh bugger, I'd better pack in law-breaking - including keeping to the speed limit. It would be a bit embarrassing to be a law breaker - I need to set a good example".

    But maybe I'm wrong, as nobody else seems to be bothered about Suella actually speeding.

    I’m not disagreeing with your point, but it’s worth remembering that Harriet Harman did get away with multiple driving offences while solicitor general, including if memory serves driving at 140mph on the motorway, twice, driving while using a hand held mobile phone causing an accident, failing to stop after an accident.

    Any of which should have seen a ‘normal’ person banned from driving.

    This isn’t just a party political issue. Too many politicians seem to have a great sense of entitlement and think they are above petty restrictions.
    No way she did get nicked for the "Double Castle". That's porridge.

    I drove from Riyadh to Doha in 5h 31m last night. We topped out a GMC Sierra towing an F80 M3 on a trailer at 209km/h. I deserve a medal or perhaps a personalised one-on-one speed awareness course.
    In fact my memory played me false on two counts:

    1) it was 99mph not 140

    2) She was fined £400 and banned from driving for a year as a result.
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    StillWatersStillWaters Posts: 7,342
    ydoethur said:

    Dura_Ace said:

    ydoethur said:

    Were I to be appointed Attorney-General, or Home Secretary for that matter, I think I'd have a word with myself and say "oh bugger, I'd better pack in law-breaking - including keeping to the speed limit. It would be a bit embarrassing to be a law breaker - I need to set a good example".

    But maybe I'm wrong, as nobody else seems to be bothered about Suella actually speeding.

    I’m not disagreeing with your point, but it’s worth remembering that Harriet Harman did get away with multiple driving offences while solicitor general, including if memory serves driving at 140mph on the motorway, twice, driving while using a hand held mobile phone causing an accident, failing to stop after an accident.

    Any of which should have seen a ‘normal’ person banned from driving.

    This isn’t just a party political issue. Too many politicians seem to have a great sense of entitlement and think they are above petty restrictions.
    No way she did get nicked for the "Double Castle". That's porridge.

    I drove from Riyadh to Doha in 5h 31m last night. We topped out a GMC Sierra towing an F80 M3 on a trailer at 209km/h. I deserve a medal or perhaps a personalised one-on-one speed awareness course.
    In fact my memory played me false on two counts:

    1) it was 99mph not 140

    2) She was fined £400 and banned from driving for a year as a result.
    How very convenient it was just below the 100 level where the penalties become much more severe
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    MexicanpeteMexicanpete Posts: 26,658
    edited May 2023
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    ydoethur said:

    Dura_Ace said:

    ydoethur said:

    Were I to be appointed Attorney-General, or Home Secretary for that matter, I think I'd have a word with myself and say "oh bugger, I'd better pack in law-breaking - including keeping to the speed limit. It would be a bit embarrassing to be a law breaker - I need to set a good example".

    But maybe I'm wrong, as nobody else seems to be bothered about Suella actually speeding.

    I’m not disagreeing with your point, but it’s worth remembering that Harriet Harman did get away with multiple driving offences while solicitor general, including if memory serves driving at 140mph on the motorway, twice, driving while using a hand held mobile phone causing an accident, failing to stop after an accident.

    Any of which should have seen a ‘normal’ person banned from driving.

    This isn’t just a party political issue. Too many politicians seem to have a great sense of entitlement and think they are above petty restrictions.
    No way she did get nicked for the "Double Castle". That's porridge.

    I drove from Riyadh to Doha in 5h 31m last night. We topped out a GMC Sierra towing an F80 M3 on a trailer at 209km/h. I deserve a medal or perhaps a personalised one-on-one speed awareness course.
    In fact my memory played me false on two counts:

    1) it was 99mph not 140

    2) She was fined £400 and banned from driving for a year as a result.
    How very convenient it was just below the 100 level where the penalties become much more severe
    Have you never heard of "cruise control"? Professional drivers of my acquaintance ALWAYS set the cruise control at 99 to avoid the diversion from Magistrates to Crown Court.

    She got the same penalty you or I would be sentenced for the same offence.
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    MoonRabbitMoonRabbit Posts: 13,202
    Dura_Ace said:

    ydoethur said:

    Were I to be appointed Attorney-General, or Home Secretary for that matter, I think I'd have a word with myself and say "oh bugger, I'd better pack in law-breaking - including keeping to the speed limit. It would be a bit embarrassing to be a law breaker - I need to set a good example".

    But maybe I'm wrong, as nobody else seems to be bothered about Suella actually speeding.

    I’m not disagreeing with your point, but it’s worth remembering that Harriet Harman did get away with multiple driving offences while solicitor general, including if memory serves driving at 140mph on the motorway, twice, driving while using a hand held mobile phone causing an accident, failing to stop after an accident.

    Any of which should have seen a ‘normal’ person banned from driving.

    This isn’t just a party political issue. Too many politicians seem to have a great sense of entitlement and think they are above petty restrictions.
    No way she did get nicked for the "Double Castle". That's porridge.

    I drove from Riyadh to Doha in 5h 31m last night. We topped out a GMC Sierra towing an F80 M3 on a trailer at 209km/h. I deserve a medal or perhaps a personalised one-on-one speed awareness course.
    Applauded out of the speed awareness course in guard of honour, straight into the waiting Black Maria.
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