Friday, February 27, 2009

Lord Ahmed to received 10,000 visitors in prison

Lrd Ahmed hs bn snt 2 przn 4 txtn on hs fone + drivn bad. He got 12 wks bt wll srv jst 6 wks in przn coz he’z a gr8 geezr realy.

Hz Grce thnks Hz Lrdshp shud b xpeld frm th Lbr Prty bcs its own roolz say NE membr that recvs a przn sntnce shud b xpeld.

Xept 4 mtig8in crcumstncs:

Jeremy Baker QC, defending Lord Ahmed, asked the judge to take into account ‘the Peer's years of service to the community and the country’. And also, after causing death driving dangerously, the Peer ‘took it upon himself to warn other motorists about the incident at some personal risk to himself’.

Noble chap.

Mr Baker also told the judge how Lord Ahmed had come Britain ‘as a child speaking no English but built up a successful business and political career before he was made a life peer’.


The barrister also said Lord Ahmed ‘provided an important function for the country both nationally and internationally, particularly in the field of inter-faith relations’.

How does Jeremy Baker QC sleep at night?


Blogger Young Mr. Brown said...

"How does Jeremy Baker QC sleep at night?"

The man is a lawyer.

When I read reports in my local paper about the cases that come before the court, it is difficult not to laugh at some of the things that defence counsels say about the mitigating circumstances of their clients.

Sleep at night? Even keeping a straight face would be an effort.

27 February 2009 at 08:17  
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27 February 2009 at 08:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damiam Thompson's attack on Cranmer was uncalled for. Beware of ROMAN Catholic elitists!

27 February 2009 at 08:52  
Anonymous Gnostic said...

Your Grace, a man of words like yourself should realise that lawyers are sharks. I have it on good authority this species of shark's appetite is too avaricious to allow even a moment of sleep.

27 February 2009 at 08:54  
Blogger Forlornehope said...

American joke:

"What are 200 lawyers at the bottom of a lake?"

"A good start!"

27 February 2009 at 09:04  
Anonymous Cockney rebel said...

How come a Portugese lorry driver who killed a family of six got a longer sentence than Lord Ahmed,I do not dispute the severity of the lorry driver's sentence but would like to know the difference that exists between the two cases, one had an open computer on the dash, the other was texting on his phone, both killed people through negligence. Is the British judicial system biased or is it a question of being able to afford a good brief? either way Lord Ahmed should loose his right to sit in the Lords, firstly because it's the constitutional law of the Lords, secondly it would rid their Lordships of a loud mouthed bully boy who is trying to run the show. But then again if the Lords are run on E.U rules they'll shape the rules to suit themselves as in the Irish No vote on the E.U referendum. Do they REALLY think we're all stupid? On second thoughts don't answer that.

27 February 2009 at 09:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it was my decision, I would give all muslims and their socialist running dogs 6 months to get out of the country and after that it's open season on them.
I don't recall mr Ahmed even mentioning the person who he killed, let alone expressing any feelings of remorse or an apology to the family of the dead man. But then in the muslim world, it is god's will and if the man hadn't been there, then he wouldn't have died. I heard that so often when I worked in Saudi Arabia.

27 February 2009 at 10:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There seems to me to be something fishy about the case. I am sure In my own mind that if the offender had not been a "favoured Muslim Lord" with a top Barrister, the outcome would have been remarkably different, possibly even the charge.

27 February 2009 at 10:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord Ahmed has already been moved to an open prison!!! That's what being a member of the establishment gets you. You end up killing someone and you spend 6 weeks lounging around in a cushy place. Welcome to justice UK style.

27 February 2009 at 10:59  
Anonymous anonymous 11:11 said...

Anonymous 10:11

The God's will presumption allows for a multitude of possibilities. I am know of one doctor who bemoans the UK because it is so difficult to test out experimental treatments compared to her Muslim homelands where medical negligence claims are unknown and the resultants deaths are accepted philosophically. So, if you were thinking of going to Algeria...

27 February 2009 at 11:11  
Anonymous Learned Fool said...

Was there a plea bargain? Not long back Ahmed claimed he was not texting at the wheel. Fast forward a little and Ahmed admits texting while driving, and ta-da as if by magic the death of Gombar and the dangerous driving are officially decoupled. Foul smell in the air.

27 February 2009 at 11:48  
Blogger Chrysippus said...

You Grace has no doubt already read the letter in today's Telegraph querying whether H.M. Prison Doncaster will be designated as Lord Ahmed's primary or secondary residence for allowance purposes......

27 February 2009 at 12:34  
Anonymous len said...

Basically our justice system is a joke !
However there is a higher court where some Q C`s might find themselves in contempt!

27 February 2009 at 13:25  
Blogger Oldrightie said...

He's a Labour donor ergo pays the judges wages.

27 February 2009 at 14:56  
Blogger Manfarang said...

I remember a case of a solicitor's article clerk smashing his sports car into another motorist at a roundabout,killing him but the articled clerk wasn't sent to prison.This was in the days before mobile phones of course.

27 February 2009 at 15:03  
Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

10:59 Anon "... Lord Ahmed has already been moved to an open prison ... You end up killing someone and you spend 6 weeks lounging around in a cushy place ..."

Your Grace

Yes, ummm, but

embarrassed hopping from left talon to right ... and back again

This Case has been a Tragedy for Everyone involved as "players" in it - for the tragically deceased young man & his family ..... and for Lord Ahmed - we can hardly expect him to enjoy the next 6 weeks in an Open Prison

... and you cannot cause the totally unnecessary & avoidable death of another because of your own "infelicitous" driving, without it having a major impact on you for the rest of your life

BUT can any of you Human Drivers truthfully say that you have NEVER driven so badly that you would have caused death, if circumstances had been against you

The Good Lord's perceptive observation applies :

Let he who is innocent cast the first brick

Let us pray for God's healing and forgiveness for Lord Ahmed ... his victim ... and for ourselves

Your Grace's obedient servant etc


wv - oventi

Are the Romanians infiltrating your Word Verification

27 February 2009 at 15:05  
Anonymous Voyager said...

Ahmed admits guilt for a 30% tariff reduction then serves 50% of an already reduced sentence. He'll be back threatening MPs before long.

His succesful businessman routine requires leveraging local authority contacts - never mind Donald Trumpo built an empire on his father's contacts at City Hall.

Ahmed is a buffoon but he is a buffoon for the ruling clique. Just as in Pakistan his star will fall to earth as soon as regime change takes place

27 February 2009 at 15:13  
Anonymous a n o n said...

A worrying development this. One hears that prisons are hotbeds of radicalisation for our mohammedan brethren. So he'll probably emerge with a longer beard and a wide eyed glare.

27 February 2009 at 15:18  
OpenID BL@KBIRD said...

Imagine the seething today in Mosque's all over Britain that the leader of the 10,000 Immortals has been cast into prison for the death of a najis kafir.

27 February 2009 at 17:10  
Anonymous Another nail in the Coffin of Great Britain said...

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27 February 2009 at 17:49  
Blogger Unsworth said...

Your Grace

What's remarkable is that the presiding judge did not see fit to ask Counsel to substantiate these claims in mitigation. But then it possibly does not do to probe too deeply.

27 February 2009 at 20:42  
Blogger it's either banned or compulsory said...

As I understand it Nu Lag Ahmed will be released 2 and 1/2 weeks prior to the 6 weeks half-time result under the current de-crowding scheme. That means he will serve just 3 + 1/2 weeks.

28 February 2009 at 03:46  
Blogger PaulineG said...

Clearly it is reprehensible to be texting while driving (on or off the motorway), but I think it is important not to misjudge the facts of the case and therefore the thinking behind the sentence handed down. The sentence is for the texting while driving, not for causing the death of Mr Gombar.

According to the various newspaper reports, Lord Ahmed had, in fact, ceased texting two minutes before the accident. The victim’s Audi was stationary in the fast lane of a motorway and Mr Gombar was running across the motorway ‘trying to retrieve his mobile phone” at the time of the collision. Police accident investigators said that the Audi was not visible to other drivers until they were almost upon it. The sentence, presumably, reflected these facts. There but for the grace of God ...

28 February 2009 at 15:49  
Anonymous Morus said...

Your Grace, if these were the posts that were left up, I hate to think what the moderated ones said.

The QC sleeps at night because every man deserves legal counsel capable of giving as robust a defence as the defendent would give were he qualified. Of all the criminals that this QC has ever had to defend I cannot believe that Lord Ahmed, for whom I have no liking or respect, is in the worst quarter of them. I share your criticisms of the Lord Ahmed, but his QC is contributing towards justice - by ensuring that no effort is spared in his defence we can be sure that the conviction is safe and justicial.

Also, I notice you have refrained from responding to an attack made upon you by another blogger in the Telegraph. You have my sympathies.

Finally, I was appalled that you were not longlisted for the Orwell Prize - for a contest that professed to be about making political writing an art form, to have chosen such an artless list when you had entered disappointed me. 2 BBC blogs, 2 blogs from the Times and Guardian, Tom Harris MP and Iain Dale? The latter two are amongst the best bloggers in the UK, but I never would have thought them artful writers. Know at least that there are appreciative readers, even if they don't sit on judging panels.

28 February 2009 at 17:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a clever Q C is capable of acquitting a guilty person is this justice ?
Or if an inept Q C isn`t capable of defending an innocent person is this justice?
If so Justice isn`t relevant to truth , only on the presentation of the case and the ability of the CC.
How hypocritical.

28 February 2009 at 23:47  
Anonymous Morus said...

Justice must be both substantive and formal.

Where justice is insubstantive (the innocent found guilty and vice versa) then a problem has arisen - the fault is with the judge and jury.

However the role of the barrister is to ensure that justice is formal - ie non-arbitrary and in keeping with the rules so that all can expect equal treatment. The role of a barrister is to make the best legal representations that a client would make if they were legally trained. In doing so, the best cases are made by both sides, so that the judge and jury can decide.

Substantive justice, fulfilled without formal obligations such as this, would be only accidentally substantive. It would be lacking in authority, and would be little better than arbitrary dispensation by a benevolent dictator.

QCs defending the guilty do so to make justice worth the name. It is in all our interests that they continue so to do.

1 March 2009 at 00:24  
Blogger Field Marshall Watkins said...

It would appear, that this dodgy Muslim may only serve 18 days of his 'sentence'.

1 March 2009 at 12:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has he claimed that he's been tortured yet?

2 March 2009 at 19:20  

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