Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya has been booted out of the Labour Party after being convicted of perverting the course of justice by misleading the police to dodge a speeding charge.
The Peterborough MP, who faces a likely jail sentence, had now been suspended and asked to stand down by the party after being found guilty at the Old Bailey in December, but she had been expelled before Christmas after a party chairman told the local paper that it would run a candidate in any by-election.
And Fiona Onasanya took the hyper-marginal seat with a majority of only 607 from Tory Stewart Jackson at the 2017 election only 18 months ago, but now parliamentary laws demand her dismissal as MP, but if her sentence is shorter than 12 months then a recall petition can force a by-election if it’s endorsed by more than 10 per cent of the electorate in the Cambridgeshire seat.
Fiona Onasanya, a 35-year-old solicitor, was convicted following a retrial of conspiring with her brother Festus after her car was clocked going 41mph in a 30mph zone in the village of Thorney near Peterborough in July 2017. The court was informed that she was sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) to fill out, but it was sent back identifying the guilty motorist as Aleks Antipow, an acquaintance of her brother Festus, who was away visiting his parents in Russia.
Festus pleaded guilty to three counts of perverting the course of justice over speeding, including over the July 24 incident, and in a festive season editorial in the Peterborough Telegraph, Fiona Onasanya indicated that she would continue as an MP.
Making no mention of her punishment, she said constituents should rest assured that she would continue to be their representative fighting injustice in the hallways of power. But, she must be really shallow to endanger her vocation simply to evade a fine.
One would have imagined that you have to be of mediocre intelligence to be an MP, but this woman seems to be quite a brazen liar, she will do well in the political sphere! But then they are lots of socialists out there who would be quite content to have such a superior, ignorant woman like her as their MP.
And seeing as she’s a solicitor, and clearly knows the seriousness of what she did, she should be sentenced for an adequate term that would stop her from ever standing for any sort of public office, but then what’s all the uproar about? She’s a politician that’s been trained to tell stories, the more stories you can tell the higher up the ladder you get, I mean, just look at Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May as an instance, not to mention the robbing Nigel Farage and Brexit nincompoop UKIP party, which everybody appears to have overlooked.
Years ago politicians never got a wage, they were committed members of the community who had only the interest of those less unfortunate in society, but now we’ve gone full circle and you can presently really see what the preponderance of politicians are all about.
Not only do they get a huge wage packet, but now they’re maiming those who are in genuine need, and those are the ones that we know about, let alone the degradation of the green-eyed machine called the EU, and the larger the machine the greater the problems, seeking to suppress an uprising of millions when it all goes awry.
But the true crime will be when she’s given a suspended sentence because of course, we can see that coming from a mile away, but for someone in such an esteemed position, a deferred sentence should not even be contemplated.
She promised to fight injustices, yet she bent over backwards to incriminate someone quite innocent, and she should be booted from the Bar Association so that she can’t practice law at all because if she can’t uphold it, she unquestionably shouldn’t be practising it.
But it doesn’t matter what party they’re in, many of them are or have been misusing their position, and they should be booted out. She was elected as a Labour MP and that made her think that she was a cut above the rest, it appears that power corrupts.
Deception appears to be running especially deep on both sides of the house right now, and neither side is in a position to throw stones. Maybe it’s about time for us to call them out on it and to try and vote for people who more accurately represent our local communities.
Nevertheless, to do this we need to get past party politics which sadly the preponderance of voters are just too stupid to do, but we don’t need excuses from any politician’s who have distorted the truth or have committed any criminal offence, and they should never ever be released back into the herd because it simply confirms how dishonest and exploitative individuals can be.
We constantly believe that the person we elect is honest, reliable, trustworthy and will serve the people who voted for them. I guess not when Fiona Onasanya stated that her constituents should rest assured that she would continue to be their representative fighting injustice in the hallways of power, but how can we accept that when she herself lied to the police and courts in an endeavour to evade prosecution?
And she’s not the first MP found guilty of perverting the course of justice.