Justice is a joke if you're famous
What an amazing sense of justice we have here in our magistrates' court.
A 46-year-old comic who is caught speeding and has amassed 30 – yes 30 – points on his driving licence is given three more points and fined a total of £600.
I refer, of course, to the report in the Leicester Mercury on October 3, relating to a comedian (Omid Djalili) who was caught speeding at 37mph in a 30mph zone. This took 11 months to come to court.
Meanwhile, an insignificant engineer is caught speeding at 35mph in a 30mph zone.
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The engineer has a clean licence and is threatened with a penalty of £1,000 fine and three points if it goes to court, or attend a speed awareness programme.
Mr Djalili has 33 points on his licence and is reported to be disqualified from driving last week for six months. He said: "I am not going to spend any more money on taxis, so I drive myself."
Well, the insignificant engineer gives his parting words: "I am attending the speed awareness course at a cost of £92 so as not to amass 33 points on my licence."
How on earth does someone amass 33 points on their driving licence? The answer? Be a comedian of course.
Terry Crockett, The insignificant engineer, Wigston Fields.