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    I'm working with a colleague today whose been following this story, I've told him if he gets 3 months for perjury I'll sack him, he agrees this is fair enough.

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    1 hour ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

    "if the sentence is less than a year then a recall petition can force a by-election if it is signed by more than 10% of the electorate in the Cambridgeshire seat."

    Time to start an online petition?

    Fiona Onasanya, Peterborough’s Labour* MP who was last year found guilty of perverting the course of justice, has been sentenced this morning to three months. She has become the first woman MP ever to be jailed…

    The judge said that  “If she wasn’t an MP or wasn’t in a position of responsibility, she would go inside. It’s not one law for those in a position of power, and another for those who are not.”

    “By the time you met a police investigator, you knew that you were providing information that you knew to be untrue. You deliberately committed the offend of which you are convicted.  That was a disastrous decision. It is an aggravating feature that you both persisted with dishonest course… It was a serious and flagrant offence.”

    Onasanya’s defence argued that as a barrister and an MP, prison time would be overly harsh, as “she will no longer be able to work in either of her chosen professions.” Guido would have thought that she should have considered this before attempting to pervert the course of justice…

    Her brother Festus, who had previously been sentenced to 54 months back in 2011 for offensive robbery, and had a raft of drug offences is expected to serve prison time for ten months. His guilty plea entitled him to a reduction of 15%.

    Upon her conviction last year, Onasanya compared herself to Jesus, claiming she was “in good biblical company” with Joseph, Moses, and Daniel as well, “who were each found guilty by the courts of their day.” Today she failed to rise again…

    A by-election is now all but certain. The sentence leads to a Recall Petition, triggering a by-election if 10% of Peterborough constituents sign it. Onasanya won the heavily leave voting seat in 2017 with a majority of just 607. The local Tory candidate is already out campaigning…

    *Former Labour MP, she votes with the Labour front bench even though she was expelled from the party.

    UPDATE:  Labour have called on Onasanya to “act honourably and resign.” A spokesman said “she should do this without delay and not take another penny in salary from the public purse.” They’ve also confirmed that they will support efforts to out her through a recall petition if she refuses to budge…

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    Well, I hope she enjoys her three months holiday courtesy of HMP.  Labour MP who prevaricated about her speeding conviction etc., has just been committed to three months imprisonment.

    Made my day.

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    5 minutes ago, pinfireman said:

    Labour have called on Onasanya to “act honourably and resign.” A spokesman said “she should do this without delay and not take another penny in salary from the public purse.” They’ve also confirmed that they will support efforts to out her through a recall petition if she refuses to budge…

    I will believe this when and if  it happens - at the moment the leiboor party are changing their mind with 180 deg flips more often than their socks.

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    22 minutes ago, Walker570 said:

    I hope she enjoys her three months holiday courtesy of HMP. 

    Ill be surprised if she does 3 weeks !

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    incredibly lenient sentence, historically 8 months to 4 and a half years for an MP committing perjury  - a pity the crown cannot appeal the leniency of the sentence - I hope that she does appeal as it would give another judge the chance to deal with her properly and in proportion.

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    35 minutes ago, Lord v said:

    Has future BB or celebrity get me in there contestant written all over her.

    You have a point there !

    First female MP to be jailed ever.. I can see the book sales and film rights now .
    She is (in)famous , and Im not even joking, the longer she fights for staying in Parliament the more publicity (= £ ) she gets.

    Idris Elba for uncle Festus ?? 🤣

    Edited by Rewulf

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    14 minutes ago, 243deer said:

    appeal as it would give another judge the chance to deal with her properly and in proportion.

    Then she would try to play the Disabled, coloured, female, card(s) claiming prejudice.

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    2 minutes ago, Yellow Bear said:

    Then she would try to play the Disabled, coloured, female, card(s) claiming prejudice.

    Shes already played her best cards, they werent good enough.

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    14 minutes ago, Rewulf said:

    You have a point there !

    First female MP to be jailed ever.. I can see the book sales and film rights now .
    She is (in)famous , and Im not even joking, the longer she fights for staying in Parliament the more publicity (= £ ) she gets.

    Idris Elba for uncle Festus ?? 🤣

    I bet Channel 5 are already on the blower. 🤣

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    3 hours ago, JohnfromUK said:

    I had already sent them an email, but the charge of perverting the course of justice doesn't meet the criteria. But I listed the other crimes she committed but wasn't tried for like, fraud (which does meet the criteria) and purjury.

    Fingers crossed but I don't think it will go anywhere.

    Edited by Newbie to this

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    11 hours ago, Newbie to this said:

    Fingers crossed but I don't think it will go anywhere.

    Looks like it is going ahead; https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/jailed-mp-fiona-onasanyas-sentence-to-be-reviewed-after-complaint-it-is-unduly-lenient-a4054406.html

    and

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-47071120

    Edited by JohnfromUK

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    From her intention to become the country's first female black Prime Minister to her becoming the first black female MP to be imprisoned, her parents must be so proud!

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    The review of her sentence will have been conducted by then too, so she might still be detained!

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