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Harriet Harman’s Sympathetic Background Story

by | 8th, January 2010

8184829LABOUR Party deputy leader Harriet Harman has admitted driving without due care and attention. The minister was fined £350 and ordered to pay £75 costs and a victim surcharge of £15 after her lawyer entered the guilty plea at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard that a second charge of driving while using a mobile phone had been withdrawn.

Had it not have been, things would have been interesting, after all it was Labour that introduced the law to ban driving with a mobile phone in 2003, when Miss Harman was, er,  Solicitor General.

But lest we think Harman damaged in any way, a spokeswoman for the Cabinet Minister arrives to give a sympathetic background story

“Ms Harman fully accepts the court’s judgment. Ms Harman is pleased that the potential charges of leaving the scene of an accident without exchanging particulars and failing to report an accident to the police have been dropped.

“Ms Harman is pleased that it has been established that this was not a ‘hit and run’ accident as portrayed in some media reports. It was a parking incident and no damage was done.

“Ms Harman has pointed out that she was in her constituency attending the emergency reception centre for residents who had been evacuated from the fire at Lakanal House in Camberwell.”

Which is relevant how? Yer honour…

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