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Started 7/16/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 53718 views.
BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/14/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Interpol issues a red notice for the wife of a US diplomat who is wanted in Britain over a 2019 car crash that killed a 19-year-old.

We don't often notice that we're under occupation.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/14/20

adwil said:

There's a fortune to be made by the many companies that have moved into producing PPE, sanitisers and cleaning gear.

No thanks to our government, which appears to have rejected offers of help and supplies from manufacturers.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/14/20

adwil said:

Thank you, though I have to correct what I wrote about travel to Ireland.  If you enter by flight or ferry, you have to self isolate. If you enter from N. Ireland, you don't.

Blimey - you've heard something I'd not heard.

If we weren't still hard at work and could see far enough forward, we might have jumped at that.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/14/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Rail unions in England threaten to stop train services in order to protect workers and passengers after commuters cram onto public transport across London on the first day of eased coronavirus measures.

Sad business - a lot of damage has been done to the reputation of the UK government. 

bml00

From: bml00

5/14/20

This is not a notice of arrest FYI , she is covered by Diplomatic Immunity .

BM

adwil

From: adwil

5/14/20

"No thanks to our government, which appears to have rejected offers of help and supplies from manufacturers."

The accusation was made by Rachel Reeves. The following is the reply.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-chancellor-of-the-duchy-of-lancaster-to-shadow-chancellor-of-the-duchy-of-lancaster-22-april-2020

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/14/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

A unified message is what the United Kingdom desperately needs right now, but Boris Johnson is determined to go it alone, writes Samantha Hawley.

What BM says is sadly correct - Boris has the responsibility for the economy and may have to take some tough decisions.

But he's repeatedly behaved very badly, threatening the unity of the UK, first over Brexit and now over this.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/14/20

bml00 said:

This is not a notice of arrest FYI , she is covered by Diplomatic Immunity .

Diplomatic Immunity is conferred by the host government. And it has to be recorded. It was not in this case, therefore she didn't have it.

bml00

From: bml00

5/15/20

She did have Diplomatic Immunity either directly or via the Husband . Another example of how little numbnuts knows .

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/22/world/europe/harry-dunn-anne-sacoolas-crash.html

The suspect in the case, Anne Sacoolas, 42, is the wife of an American diplomat who worked at a Royal Air Force base that hosts a United States Air Force communication station. As such, she was entitled to immunity under a 1995 treaty between Britain and the United States, Britain’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, told Parliament on Monday.

She is suspected of being the driver of a car that the police say was traveling on the wrong side of the road when it collided with a motorcycle ridden by Harry Dunn, 19, on Aug. 27 in Brackley, a town about 60 miles northwest of London.

Although Ms. Sacoolas cooperated with the local police immediately after the crash, the next day she informed them of her diplomatic immunity, Chief Constable Nick Adderley of Northamptonshire Police told reporters on Tuesday.

This effectively halted their communication with Ms. Sacoolas.

  • Edited May 15, 2020 1:01 am  by  bml00
Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

5/15/20

The saddest part is, she likely would have got off if she just presented herself to police and explained it was an accident.

Instead she chose to put this young man's family through hell.

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