Immigration minister Liam Byrne has been fined for using his mobile phone while driving. Byrne was fined £100 and had three points put on his licence, bringing his total to six. He must also pay £35 in costs. The MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill pleaded guilty by letter and said he was taking an important call on a deportation …
El Reg prohibited vocabulary usage alert!
Collapse of civilisation imminent!!!
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha HA!
Brilliant, the law does apply to cabinet ministers, now all we have to do is make sure that if they sell honors or start illegal wars they get nailed. Not that I can imagine that ever happening, of course.
A quiet drink
I can't be the only one to read it as 'a large hippopotamus' can I?
About the cabbie comment..
I picked this up on Wikipedia, so it's true (TM):
In Alzheimer's disease, the hippocampus is one of the first regions of the brain to suffer damage; memory problems and disorientation appear among the first symptoms. Damage to the hippocampus can also result from oxygen starvation (anoxia) and encephalitis.
"Damage .. can result from oxygen starvation.."
So do the cabbies get didjeridoo lessons beforehand or what?
Can they simultaneously in- and exhale?
No - I read it as "a large hippopotamus" too.
I don't know about anyone else but the number of times I've had to give directions to taxi drivers (sometimes going from our house back into the town centre ! ) I suspect that the University of London study is probably not very good.
Shame he didn't get caught smuggling illegals into the country so that we can get rid of him and hopefully replace him with someone that will actually implement any sort of border control.
What a shame the odious little shite was caught before he did us all a favour and drove into a wall.
@the use of prohibited words
End of the world will commence in...
<connection to reality terminated>
This is the same Government Minister who has touted the idea that persons including those who have ancestral ties to the UK and originate from the old Commonwealth must be subjected to having their citizenship application delayed if they have broken the law through minor traffic violations. Considering the blatant disregard by the Home Office to actually abide to laws passed within the UK by successive governments - such reckless conduct comes as no surprise.
Battle of the mobe
Apparently coverage of the great battle hasn't reached all corners of the globe yet.
Full report here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/01/mobe_liberated/
It still makes me smile to read that. :)
@ Mike Richards
"What a shame the odious little shite was caught before he did us all a favour and drove into a wall."
Alternatively: "what a relief the odious little shite was caught before he drove into a pedestrian or cyclist."
I feel the latter is a much more likely scenario.
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