Jack Straw should have seen it Cumin.
The Legal Beagle has bhaji-ed in where other candidates fear to tread, and treated 700 constituents to a slap up- curry at Jan’s Conference Centre in Blackburn.
It’s not the first time he has invested in curry, he previously organised a curry-in for Muslim prisoners during Eid – however this time is different – this time they were constituents, and we are in the election period.
From the Electoral Commission:
A person is guilty of the corrupt practice of treating if they corruptly, directly or
indirectly, either before, during or after an election, give or provide (or pay wholly or
in part the expense of giving or providing) any food, drink, entertainment or provision
in order to corruptly influence any voter to vote or refrain from voting.
Slippery Jack, as an experienced lawyer, would certainly be able to put up a good defence that he was absolutely not, no siree, intending to corruptly influence a voter, he was just giving the good chapati’s in his constituency a pathia on the back…….
Bushra Irfan, on the other hand, who is also a solicitor, and also standing in the Blackburn constituency, has not fared so well with the returning officer.
So far she has been told that she will not be able to place her own ‘seals’ on the ballot boxes – hushra Bushra, you are not suggesting that your votes might end up in a pickle are you? – and that an election poster she had erected in the garden of her own home was rightfully removed by three men from the council within four hours….ahem……
Election advertising is exempt from planning permission regulations as class E of schedule 1 of The Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007.
Surely the law will be applied as stringently to Jack Straw’s electioneering?
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- April 27, 2010 at 20:44