Last edited by RightinNYC; 11-13-10 at 05:08 PM.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
That bastard thought it was funny to use race and stir up hate to get his seat. His ass got knocked down. As I said, he ought to be on his knees kissing those judges feet for being so soft with him
Last edited by Laila; 11-13-10 at 05:15 PM.
And you people have the nerve to criticize the US for violations of rights. Hoo-boy.
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This is sooo the same as torturing.
I respect the UK for having laws that keep politicians in check. Campaigns based on lies are not good for a healthy democracy.
I had some dealings with Woolas 20+ years ago when I worked at Manchester City Council. The guy is scum. He would and did do whatever it took, ethical or otherwise, to promote himself. It came as no surprise at all to learn of this case and I'm glad the judges were prepared to make the point that blatant and provable lying that misleads the electorate and subverts the democratic process is not acceptable in a democracy. Clearly the clarity of the evidence in cases like this is very rare (first such case in over 100 years) but when it's proven the sanctions should be severe.
To those who believe that lying should not be a criminal offence, you might like to check out the multitude of offences on the books for perjury, fraud, false claims and obstruction of justice. Lying IS a criminal offence in many contexts. I'm not saying Woolas should go to gaol, but the measure taken was proportionate, just and correct, IMHO.
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