Tuesday, November 13, 2007

No matter how bad things get, at least I am not a member of the Diana waste of time inquest jury.
The first doctor on the scene of Princess Diana's fatal Paris crash thought she would survive, her inquest has heard.

Yeah. And. So. What. She didn't live: she died. Who gives a shit?

25 comments:

Verity said...

Quite.

Budgie said...

From the time of Di's death Blair was known as ol' wobble lips.
Anyway she didn't di, she was abducted by aliens.

poohbear said...

The point is for lawyers to make loads of fucking money! thats the point, because the more the fucking parasites 'strip mine' from us the more they need. These fuckers strip the legal aid fund like its their very own piggy bank!
The "peoples princess" is nothing more than a beard for crooked scamsters!

vervet said...

Totally second that.

Complete waste of money.

The doc's reputation wasn't much enhanced !

dr cromarty said...

Just goes to show we're a bit crap at prognostication.

Fuggin' bastards

Anonymous Coward said...

Did you ever watch the Question Time where they spent a good fifteen minutes on this, um, 'news'? I recall it was one of Ian Hislop's better showings:

"Well, it's his money-"

"No it's not, it's your money!"

"Well, there's still doubt-"

"There's no doubt about what happened. Read the report."

"No, right, but there's still doubt-"

"Read. The. Report."

Rory Meakin said...

I think we should all *respect* the Memory Of Diana

Anonymous said...

Gone to Heaven, not to Hades,
And all because of a fast Mercedes.

PS Dodi, remember Jimmy Saville?
Clunk Click EVERY trip!
Fitting proof of Newton's First Law of Motion however...

Ms Robinson said...

Ha de Ha. This is the definition of pure pointlessness: A man saying that he thought a dead person would live after the dead person has died. You can't get better than that.

Mark Wadsworth said...

It does all seem to be a waste of their time and our money, that is true. And it does sort of serve her right for not wearing a seatbelt.

Cygnet said...

Pavarotti bumps into PD in heaven. "What a big halo you have," he exclaims. "It’s not a halo, you fat cunt, it’s a fucking steering wheel, "says she.

John Trenchard said...

COMPLETELY OT

DK - i know you're fond of the odd pint or two, and are as probably pissed off with all the "alcohol binge drinking is killing us" scare stories in the media recently.

well, i've got some juicy links and info on where that media meme is coming from.

think about it - why the fuck is the media all hot and bothered about it, when the English have necked beer like crazy for centuries. why now?

the answer, i am afraid, wont surprise you.

John Trenchard said...

forgot to add - i'll post a link here when i've done my blogpost. feel free to cut'n'paste like crazy into your own blog, when i've posted it. it deserves a wider audience because the media sure as hell isn't giving us the full story.

John Trenchard said...

ok i've blogged it
over here

feel free to cut/paste, follow the links, do your own take on it.

but it will probably make your blood pressure explode upwards a notch or two.

Fidothedog said...

No matter what the result, the Egyptian will believe its all a conspiracy on the part of the royals.

An the Express will still keep on creating Diana stories for years to come.

assegai mike said...

John Trenchard: Why not just send DK an email and post the link in your comment anyway. I'd like to read it rather than wait for DK to decide if he wants to use it. It'd save you, DK and us a whole bunch of time. Cheers, Mike.

Anonymous said...

If we dispense with the legal requirement of a properly constituted Coroner's Inquest to examine all equivocal deaths, we surely dispense with a vital component of the rule of law.

For that reason alone I believe that Diana, Dodi & Jean Paul are all entitled to due process of law in respect of a Coroner's Inquest.

That this Inquest has been obstructed by undue delays and scandalously high costs - and the the popularity or otherwise of Diana - is surely neither here nor there. There must be due process.

In days gone Inquests were promptly held by the Coroner over the body of the deceased, often in the local inn. I'm all for that to keep costs and delays to a minimum - as long as there is due process of law.

Auntie Flo'

John Trenchard said...

"Why not just send DK an email "

because i just prefer to be upfront, and i want to encourage people like yourself to engage in the debate. sending emails to each other is a very web 1.0 way of doing things. i prefer to be , well, here, out in the open...

Vicola said...

If it was an assasination I do think they would have done a better job had they taken out Al Fayed as well because the walnut faced gnome has wasted hundreds of thousands of quid of taxpayers money with his ridiculous blatherings about Prince Philip and his insistence that people keep on investigating stuff. If it wasn't an assasination might I suggest to MI5, the treasury, the judiciary or the audit people that they get one arranged quick smart before the egyptian tit bankrupts the nation?

The Remittance Man said...

Junior emergency response medic (the consultants don't ride the ambulances on night shift) has to make a quick decision amid the chaos of an ongoing accident and rescue scene and errs on the side of caution. Well cover me in ketchup and call me Susan, that's real headline breaking news!

Can someone get the BBC to forget about bloody Diana for a moment and concentrate on the real issues? Like the recent sighting of Elvis behind the counter of a Dunkin Donuts in Pigfuck, Arkansas?

The Remittance Man said...

ps Interesting post John

Katy Newton said...

Well, I suspect that Mr Fayed will say "Oh look! The doctor who attended the scene first thought that she would live! That is because she did not die as a result of her injuries in the car crash, but because she was done away with on secret orders from the Duke of Edinburgh!"

That is where the relevance of his evidence to the coroner's court lies, I would have thought, although I fear it will be somewhat lessened by the fact that he went on to say that he hadn't done a detailed examination of her and had had no opportunity to make any sort of proper diagnosis.

What this really is is an example of the media reporting evidence utterly out of context.

Baron Higham-West said...

A very good point indeed, DK.

John Trenchard said...

the poor woman has been dead for 10 years and it's still a Daily Express/Mail front page material. jeez.

having said that , i came across a link somewhere where Daily Mail (or is it Express?) circulation goes UP if its a Diana on the front page. so , i suppose you cant blame the newspapers if people are buying this stuff.

mark gardner said...

Considering nobody gives a shit, response has been good to this post.

DK, put a Diana post into your blog once a week. Do wonders for your numbers.