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21 Nov 19 14:40
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another staggering story emerging here.

same old tories....
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Report Lee Ho Fooks November 21, 2019 2:41 PM GMT
I'm amazed at how slowly these stories are sometimes posted on the Forum.
Report Angoose November 21, 2019 2:42 PM GMT
The parents of Harry Dunn have said they are "disgusted" with Dominic Raab after he defended the government's decision to seek legal costs from them.

The 19-year-old died after a collision in Northamptonshire in August that led to the suspect leaving the UK claiming diplomatic immunity.

His parents have begun legal action against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Mr Raab said the government needed to "protect taxpayers' money".

Mr Dunn's mother Charlotte Charles told Victoria Derbyshire the foreign secretary's comments were "just completely disgusting" and she also said they had been "misled" by him.

"A month ago he said in parliament there were no obstacles to justice, but yesterday he said he was still working to clear obstacles."

"I'm just really angry with that," she said.

The FCO said last month it would "seek costs" for any judicial review brought and argues the family has not found "any reasonably arguable ground of legal challenge".

Mr Raab told Sky News: "We just cannot responsibly allow ourselves to be sued without taking the normal action in defending ourselves when the position that the representative and the family are pursuing in law is wrong."

He continued: "It pains me because I want to give them the solace of justice in this case.

"But we also need to protect the taxpayers' money and the legal position that we set out, which is the correct one."

Radd Seiger, the family's spokesman, said: "If [Mr Raab] is so concerned about taxpayers' money in the litigation then he would come and talk to us to find a resolution, rather than risking having taxpayers themselves paying a very expensive legal bill if the FCO lose."

A spokesman for FCO said: "We have deep sympathy for Harry's family. We have done and will continue to do everything we properly can to ensure that justice is done.

"As the foreign secretary set out in Parliament, the individual involved had diplomatic immunity whilst in the country under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations."

He added it was "usual government practice to seek costs in legal challenges of this kind".
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- November 21, 2019 2:43 PM GMT
theres a thread on chit chat, but couldnt find one on here

it shouldnt have been political, but seems to be going that way
Report aaronh November 21, 2019 3:06 PM GMT
love the special relationship
Report 1st time poster November 21, 2019 3:34 PM GMT
raahb fo sec
patel home sec.

get ready for 5 years of people been shafted on a regular basis with these 2 hard loony fruit cakes in charge
Report Alias November 21, 2019 3:53 PM GMT
Despicable Tories. Who's surprised?
Report anxious November 21, 2019 4:15 PM GMT
Raab is true example of the tories , but not only that  for a lawyer which i think he is he is a bumbling cretin with e brains of a rocking horse
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