Author Topic: John Radford  (Read 43470 times)

Re: John Radford
« Reply #325 on: January 12, 2016, 11:14:12 pm »
Yes, RIP John.

I'll continue to miss him. I saw him at Barnie on LEL a couple of days before he died, and then on the road when me and Miff gave him directions to the station. "What'll Bob say when he hears you've packed," I said to him.

The sentence isn't enough. What could ever be?

Re: John Radford
« Reply #326 on: January 13, 2016, 09:22:37 am »
Cos it's his Human RIght!!!

(and this stupid country wouldnt let him have a gun)

It's not really about Human Rights and lumping that sort of thing about is getting into the sort of Daily Mail reporting territory. The trouble with this is that when Human Rights is an actual issue then association with things like this means that public interest is diminished and it gets harder to protect and preserve them.

The reasoning behind a sentence that will at some point allow Gledhill behind the wheel of a car is based on two related things. Firstly the current judicial system which incorporates a system of sentencing guidelines doesn't allow for the courts to prescribe a permanent revoking of a driving license. Nor, for that matter, does our drivers licensing system. Secondly, this is because our judicial and sentencing system is designed to include the prospect of rehabilitation and reformation of offenders.

If the judge had issued a sentence that had been longer or more onerous then Gledhill would have been able to seek a review, especially if it had exceeded the existing guidelines and license disqualification practices. I doubt another court hearing would do much for John's family.

However, I suspect that further discussions on the rights and wrongs of our system would be best saved for somewhere else. The sentence won't bring John back and nor will our anger and ire over it's inadequacy.

Re: John Radford
« Reply #327 on: January 13, 2016, 11:32:17 am »
With a conviction for causing death by dangerous driving though, I doubt any insurance company will ever want to accept him onto their books in the future. 

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: John Radford
« Reply #328 on: January 13, 2016, 11:50:32 am »
There are specialist insurers for that sort of thing.


+1 for SK's post.


All a very sad episode and my thoughts remain with the family.
Look out here I come!

Re: John Radford
« Reply #329 on: January 13, 2016, 12:02:25 pm »
There are specialist insurers for that sort of thing.

Really? Good grief. :(
You're only as successful as your last 1200...

Re: John Radford
« Reply #330 on: January 13, 2016, 12:33:50 pm »
True.

But with a hell of a high premium though.

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: John Radford
« Reply #331 on: January 13, 2016, 05:56:07 pm »
Indeed, specialist needs, popular entertainers have the same problem - which is totally bizarre.
Look out here I come!

Re: John Radford
« Reply #332 on: January 13, 2016, 09:02:11 pm »
True.

But with a hell of a high premium though.



Exactly,  you beat me to it!

caerau

  • SR x 3 - PBP fail but 1090 km - hey - not too bad
Re: John Radford
« Reply #333 on: January 13, 2016, 11:11:51 pm »
I hardly denied that fact.  I saw Michael Caine once say in an interview that he bought a car back in the 60s and the annual premium was more expensive than employing a chauffeur - so he's never driven.
I also heard an insurance company quote £25,000 a year to a guy posing as a premiership footballer on the phone (on a radio show).


Exactly as it should be for this lowlife.  One would truly hope that getting his insurance will prohibit him but sadly many faced with such premiums (and even many with just normal premiums) just drive anyway, uninsured. >:(
Look out here I come!