Thursday, 4 February 2010
Peace be with you
Now Cherie has outdone herself by managing to offend the National Secular Society of Great Britain. The gobby fishwife has for some years now been sitting as a junior recorder in London’s Crown Court. With her well-publicised habit of defending underdogs and wastrels, Mrs Blair hardly seems to be the ideal choice for the job of sentencing serious offenders.
If evidence were needed of her unsuitability, then Cherie’s latest faux pas has really set the cat amongst the proverbial pigeons. As a devout Roman Catholic, Mrs Blair decided to empathise with Shamso Miah, a Muslim who broke a stranger's jaw in row over a bank queue. Because he was a religious man, Cherie decided to suspend Miah’s prison sentence for two years instead of sending him off to the cooler for six months.
Sentencing Miah, Mrs Blair said that violence had to be taken seriously, but added: “I am going to suspend this sentence for the period of two years based on the fact you are a religious person and have not been in trouble before. You caused a mild fracture to the jaw of a member of the public standing in a queue at Lloyds Bank. You are a religious man and you know this is not acceptable behaviour.”
A mild fracture! Oh that’s all right, then. Punch a stranger in the face and as long as it’s a mild fracture and you believe in some sort of deity, you can be set free to roam the streets again. On the other hand, if you’re a filthy non-believing infidel, you can jolly well eat porridge for six months and break out in a cold sweat every time you bend over to pick the soap up in the shower block.
Thankfully, the National Secular Society has complained to the Judicial Complaints Office about Mrs Blair’s outrageous behaviour. However, I wouldn’t advise anyone to hold their breath while they wait for Cherie to be torn off a strip.