Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Harriet Harman gets off

Compare these two traffic incidents:

1. Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman was caught speeding and was fined £60. This is her second offence

2. James Harper was fined £100 for making an “almost perfect manoeuvre” because it meant he travelled more than 20 metres down a bus lane. No one was hurt and no one was in danger of being hurt. There was no speeding.

Harriet Harman was caught speeding for a second time. There is a reason why there is a speed limit – it’s because it’s dangerous. Surely Harriet Harman should have received the harsher sentence?

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