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Old 6th October 2019, 10:16   #1
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Default Time to rethink Diplomatic immunity

wife of a US diplomat has fled Britain because she is suspected of involvement in a fatal hit-and-run.

I appreciate that the rule may be there to prevent false charges against diplomats and their families but it should not allow them to evade justice.

How to make sure false charges are not crated while making them accountable for their actions will take some consideration, it does however need doing.

this post refers to according to press reports :-
The death of a young man, Harry Dunn, 19. He was on his motorbike and hit by a car being driven on the wrong side of the road, near RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire. It was a head-on crash and the young man died of his injuries in hospital

shame on the US

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Old 6th October 2019, 14:28   #2
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Diplomatic immunity is abused for money laundering, drug smuggling and anything else you can think of.

It happens all the time, all over the world.
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Bit suspicious that she disappeared after assuring police she had no plans to leave the country.
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Bit suspicious that she disappeared after assuring police she had no plans to leave the country.
tongue in cheek, she didn't at the time, her plans changed and the two are not connected. I should be a politician.

I hope it becomes news in the USA and the people there do something about it...extradite her. I hope our government do all they can to get her back and if she is guilty of a "crime" she is given an additional sentence for trying to evade justice but she may voluntarily return to face questioning


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A new slant on The Diplomatic Bag.
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There are reports she has at least one conviction in the USA for driving without due care and attention.
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Old 8th October 2019, 20:01   #7
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There are reports she has at least one conviction in the USA for driving without due care and attention.
If true then that makes it all the worse. Apparently Diplomatic immunity is rarely waved.

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BBC is reporting that the story has struck a chord with a lot of Americans who don't think its right that she can hide behind diplomatic immunity.
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BBC is reporting that the story has struck a chord with a lot of Americans who don't think its right that she can hide behind diplomatic immunity.
I donít doubt that at all.
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'Our' diplomatic establishment is not exactly famous for its aggressive approach to foreign law breakers. More inclined to quietly file it under 'NFA'. USA embassy owes millions in fines and London traffic zone non-payments. They could start by dis-inviting that pompous twerp of their ambassador that lords it here in his grace and favour palace. He is the overall boss of US diplomacy here, yet not a word has he said. Redundant. 'Diplomatic bag' should be reserved for strategic and confidential information only. In other words, what you can get in a briefcase.
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