The Labour Deputy Leader and MP for Camberwell and Peckham, Harriet Harman, is to be charged with causing a vehicle accident whilst driving without due care and attention. It is alleged that she drove into stationary vehicle on the 3rd June 2009n while using her mobile phone. She is then said to have wound down the window and told onlookers “I’m Harriet Harman, you know where to find me.”
Well it seems the CPS have found her and the police know exactly where to go.Â The CPS has decided that there is enough evidence and that charging her is in the public interest. It seems she is refuting these allegations but will ‘co-operate’ with police.
If she pleads not guilty and is found guilty, what then, a peerage?
It seems that there are also papers on their way to the CPS with a view to charging certain MPs and peers over the expenses debacle. According to the Telegraph those concerned are Labour MPs Jim Devine, Elliot Morley and David Chayter together with peers Baroness Uddin, Lord Hanningford and Lord Clarke. The allegations include phantom mortgages and work conducted by non-existent companies. These allegations are robustly denied and the police say everything regarding this is pure speculation.
Fraud would carry a potential sentence of 10 years, false accounting 7 years.
This is a very sad day but necessary day for British democracy. But it is in all our interests that justice is seen to be done. The rule of law should know no boundaries of class, wealth, race, sex or political position. It may be dawning on some MPs that it’s the banks that they have made ‘too big to fail’, not them.