Tough on speeding, but not on the Tories who speed: hypocrite MP gets light sentence

Serial offender: Paul Bristow.

It really is one rule for us and a completely different one for them, isn’t it?

Peterborough Tory MP Paul Bristow is a triple-offender when it comes to speeding in his car – even though he has campaigned for tougher measures against drivers who break speed limits.

But despite this aggravating factor, when he appeared before magistrates for his latest offence, in which he was caught driving at 76mph in a 50mph zone, he was disqualified for only half the maximum amount of time.

So his total sentence was a 28-day disqualification, a ‘Band C’ fine of £667, a victim surcharge of £68 (10 per cent of the fine value, that goes into a pooled fund for victims of crime) and court costs of £110.

He already had six points on his licence for the two previous offences. More would have put him very close to a permanent disqualification.

Put it all together and it really is worth questioning why he got off so lightly.

What sentence would an ordinary member of the public have faced in exactly the same circumstances?

Peterborough MP Paul Bristow was caught out three times in two years, despite campaigning for tougher speeding restrictions

Source: Tory who backed speeding crackdown gets driving ban after doing 76 in a 50 zone – Mirror Online

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