Sunday, November 29, 2009

If SNP Candidate Charles Brodie is ever caught drink driving again, it will be a bridge too far

Dear All

Charles Brodie is the prospective SNP Candidate for the Westminister seat in the Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock.

Last year; he was caught being over the limit while driving.

There is no excuse for drink driving at all, such things lead to death on the roads of Scotland every day.

He was fined £230 and disqualified for 14 months which I consider unduly lenient as £3,000 and 5 years would be have been better.

However, Brodie has had his sentence reduced after he completed a rehabilitation course; he now has to serve a 12 month ban.

So, should Charles Brodie be an SNP Candidate?

I would say yes, he has paid for his mistake but it should be made clear that this understanding wouldn’t be available if he was to be found guilty of drink driving again.

You want to drink, get a taxi.

It’s that simple.

On a lighter note which prompted me to blog on this, Charlie Gordon, Scottish Labour’s transport spokesperson said;

“Politicians have to set an example on road safety. His position is probably untenable. He would have no credibility on any road safety issues.”

Rather like him on illegal donations to politicians!

Maybe Brodie should adopt the Charles Gordon tactic of going into hiding till the heat dies down.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

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