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Ray White



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit woman, just get in the car...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know whether the royal fleet provide their own insurance cover but if not then Philip is quite right according to normal insurance practice, not to admit liability to the other party even if he was largely to blame for the collision. That said, I guess he could have jotted a note asking after the health of the occupants of the other vehicle but did they ask after Philip's health in writing?

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Ray White



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
I don't know whether the royal fleet provide their own insurance cover but if not then Philip is quite right according to normal insurance practice, not to admit liability to the other party even if he was largely to blame for the collision. That said, I guess he could have jotted a note asking after the health of the occupants of the other vehicle but did they ask after Philip's health in writing?

Peter Rolling Eyes


Good point, Peter.

We are of course all assuming that Prince Philip is to blame for the accident. He probably is...but we don't know for sure and the Police are still investigating.

What if the other car swerved to miss something or the driver was texting at the wheel? I know it looks like old Philip is responsible but we may not be in possession of all the facts.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

emmerson wrote:
And today the same elderly gentleman has had "words of advice" from the police for driving without a seat belt!
One law for them and one for us!


On the contrary....

But then, how many on here have been deliberately 'hounded' by mobile phone-clutching seekers of sensation, when we've 'forgotten' to bother with our seat belts?

There again, Phil-the-Greek might just as easily have a medical dispensation to not wear a belt?
Or may have been engaged, or just finished engaging, in a manoeuvre? [Neither of which have a lawful requirement to wear seatbelts!]
I had a medical dispensation a few years ago, for a short period, after having sustained severe bruising to my chest as a result of the iniquities of modern seatbelt design...and a 'student' who over-reacted and braked violently. LAp & Diagonal belts often not only restrain, but create a violent twisting effect.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so heartened to read quite a few on here actually see the reality of the whole situation.

Instead of clinging to the sensationalist claptrap so commonly proffered by the headline grabbing public-at-large.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is not true to say that Prince Philip is untouchable. He is not above the law and could still be prosecuted in a Magistrates Court if the CPS decide to bring charges. He wouldn't necessarily have to appear in person.

All the Royals below the Queen are subject to the same laws as the rest of us.

The Monarch is the only person in this Country who cannot be prosecuted. This is because the law is commissioned in the name of the Queen.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:

The Monarch is the only person in this Country who cannot be prosecuted. This is because the law is commissioned in the name of the Queen.


Thoughts of "The Crown v. the Queen."
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
Ray White wrote:

The Monarch is the only person in this Country who cannot be prosecuted. This is because the law is commissioned in the name of the Queen.


Thoughts of "The Crown v. the Queen."


Oliver Cromwell had the right idea, IMO...
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bitumen Boy wrote:
peter scott wrote:
Ray White wrote:

The Monarch is the only person in this Country who cannot be prosecuted. This is because the law is commissioned in the name of the Queen.


Thoughts of "The Crown v. the Queen."


Oliver Cromwell had the right idea, IMO...


You must be joking!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
Bitumen Boy wrote:
peter scott wrote:
Ray White wrote:

The Monarch is the only person in this Country who cannot be prosecuted. This is because the law is commissioned in the name of the Queen.


Thoughts of "The Crown v. the Queen."


Oliver Cromwell had the right idea, IMO...


You must be joking!


Aaaah! The age of the tin tee-shirt?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Years ago the then p.m. of Australia , Bob Hawke , got booked for not wearing a seat belt . He was on the back seat , being driven . He paid the fine but it was pea nuts to him .
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