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Tony Blair's daughter Kathryn and her boyfriend threatened in gun robbery terror
Mail Online ^ | 19 September 2013 | EMILY DAVIES

Posted on 09/19/2013 5:38:42 AM PDT by expat1000

Tony Blair’s daughter Kathryn has been threatened at gunpoint in a botched robbery.

The young barrister was walking her dog with her boyfriend and a group of friends when the attackers struck.

The pair were in Marylebone, a mile from the £975,000 home her father bought her in 2010, and near his own central London property.

Neither 25-year-old Miss Blair nor her boyfriend were harmed in the attack, which took place at around 8pm on Monday.

The attempted mugging is thought to be linked to another similar incident in the area on the same night.

The two attempted robberies took place just half an hour apart and both involved the use of a firearm to threaten a couple.

A spokesman for the Blairs said: ‘Kathryn was with a group of friends. No one was hurt and nothing was stolen.’

The group were approached by two men, one armed with a gun, and were asked for cash and jewellery before the suspects fled empty-handed.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: banglist; europeanunion; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment; unitedkingdom
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When guns are outlawed...
1 posted on 09/19/2013 5:38:42 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Good thing guns are strictly regulated over there...


2 posted on 09/19/2013 5:40:33 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: expat1000
I don't get it. It sounds like two incidents in one night, one of which involved Blair's daughter. The robbers apparently walk up, show a gun, and then run away without taking anything.

How weird is that?

3 posted on 09/19/2013 5:44:07 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: expat1000

Okay, so in Britain a “barrister” is a lawyer, as opposed to this country where it a person who serves you coffee?


4 posted on 09/19/2013 5:45:27 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: expat1000
a mile from the £975,000 home her father bought her in 2010

I'm always amazed at how lifelong public servants manage to amass such huge fortunes while collecting the measly salaries the get while "serving" said public.

5 posted on 09/19/2013 5:45:56 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Perhaps because they’ve been without guns for so long, that when they finally HAVE a gun, they don’t know what to do with it.


6 posted on 09/19/2013 5:45:59 AM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: WayneS

In this country, we have Breastisters.

Neil Cavuto has a pair of Breastisters on his show every single day


7 posted on 09/19/2013 5:47:02 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: expat1000

What a brilliant idea, disarming law abiding citizens for their own safety. What’s next, taking life preservers away from boaters because the coast guard is there to save you when your boat capsizes?


8 posted on 09/19/2013 5:48:22 AM PDT by RC one
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To: expat1000

Gun control = Crime control

FAIL


9 posted on 09/19/2013 5:48:44 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: WayneS
Okay, so in Britain a “barrister” is a lawyer, as opposed to this country where it a person who serves you coffee?

In England, you have two types of lawyers, "barristers", who are trial lawyers who argue cases in court, and "solicitors", who due things like draw up contracts and wills and send nasty letters threatening to sue.

10 posted on 09/19/2013 5:50:48 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: expat1000

>‘We believe both attempted robberies were carried out by the same male suspect though on the second occasion he was accompanied by another individual.

Not a single word other than “male” describing the perp. Lots of other typical blather, but nothing to help describe the mugger. Pathetic gits. With all the surveillance there, you would think a video of this would be available somewhere.

Journalism and effort to catch criminals are at an all time low.


11 posted on 09/19/2013 5:50:54 AM PDT by soycd
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To: expat1000

“a mile from the £975,000 home her father bought her in 2010, and near his own central London property”

Always fascinating to see politicians who have never held a job outside of garden variety attorney, becoming multi-millionaires. He’s supposedly worth 45 million. Very socialist.


12 posted on 09/19/2013 5:52:39 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Do any of them serve coffee?


13 posted on 09/19/2013 5:53:51 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: PapaBear3625

Barristers work in Starbucks.

Solicitors work on street corners.


14 posted on 09/19/2013 5:54:33 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Maybe Hillary gave him some advice on investing in cattle futures.


15 posted on 09/19/2013 6:02:39 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: expat1000

Obviously a hoax. Guns are illegal in Britain.


16 posted on 09/19/2013 6:03:54 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: expat1000

nowhere to hide


17 posted on 09/19/2013 6:16:25 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: expat1000

Lies! Lies! Lies! Guns aren’t allowed in Great Britain!


18 posted on 09/19/2013 6:26:51 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Gamecock


19 posted on 09/19/2013 6:26:57 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: WayneS

Same thing basically :)


20 posted on 09/19/2013 6:29:52 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: WayneS
Okay, so in Britain a “barrister” is a lawyer, as opposed to this country where it a person who serves you coffee?

That's a barista.

21 posted on 09/19/2013 6:33:15 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

No, it was a joke.


22 posted on 09/19/2013 6:34:34 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: expat1000

When and where guns are banned... only OUTLAWS have guns.


23 posted on 09/19/2013 6:35:14 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: WayneS

You never know around here. :^)


24 posted on 09/19/2013 6:36:08 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: expat1000

No descriptions of the thugs?


25 posted on 09/19/2013 6:36:46 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: expat1000

That is one sturdy looking girl. With those legs I don’t think the average car could put her down.


26 posted on 09/19/2013 7:04:24 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Gamecock

>>Good thing guns are strictly regulated over there...

100% ban on private ownership of handguns. I believe Blair is the one who passed that legislation.


27 posted on 09/19/2013 7:32:04 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

That can’t be true. They don’t allow guns in the UK. Paging Piers Morgan. :-)


28 posted on 09/19/2013 7:32:47 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: P-Marlowe
a mile from the £975,000 home her father bought her in 2010 I'm always amazed at how lifelong public servants manage to amass such huge fortunes while collecting the measly salaries the get while "serving" said public.

Good 'ole Tony's mansion cost around 10 mil if I remember correctly.

29 posted on 09/19/2013 7:33:54 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: freeangel

“No descriptions of the thugs?”

In Britain that = Asians which in turn = muslims.


30 posted on 09/19/2013 7:42:45 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: expat1000
That can’t be correct – they’ve solved the ‘epidemic of gun violence’ with strict people control so there is no way that could happen!

It’s a well know fact that criminals are very good at obeying the law….. especially on the weapons they use to commit crimes.

[Have I pegged the sarcasm meter yet?]

31 posted on 09/19/2013 7:44:43 AM PDT by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: Iron Munro

32 posted on 09/19/2013 7:48:31 AM PDT by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Socialist Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: expat1000

SCHADENFREUDE!

Imagine how much better Tony Blair would have felt if his daughter or her boyfriend, or both, pulled out handguns and proceeded to ventilate both robbers. Thus preventing future robberies and saving the crown money spent on trial and incarceration for two weeks before they were let go because of overcrowding in their prisons.


33 posted on 09/19/2013 8:34:59 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: fella

As its London, it will be young black youth. Betcha.


34 posted on 09/19/2013 10:08:15 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: iowamark

Nope. Sadly millions of you Stateside believe this.


35 posted on 09/19/2013 10:08:44 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: mbarker12474

Yes, they are. Americans need to learn before they post.


36 posted on 09/19/2013 10:09:10 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: expat1000

On the mainland, in NI they are legal and widely owned, as they are in the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.


37 posted on 09/19/2013 10:09:48 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Yes, they do. Paging someone who actually has bothered to read up on British gun control.


38 posted on 09/19/2013 10:10:27 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: expat1000

Impossible. Guns are against the law.


39 posted on 09/19/2013 10:11:31 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Sigh.


40 posted on 09/19/2013 10:15:53 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

OK. Tell me about the gun shops in London. I have all day.

Sigh.


41 posted on 09/19/2013 10:19:17 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Guns are legal in the UK. Handguns were banned (most not all) after 1997 on the mainland, but are legal in NI, as is concealed carry (CC legal on the mainland only with permit).

Rifles and shotguns legal. Licence required for shotgun or rifle, no limit on buying as long as you have licence.

Air pistols and rifles not licenced.

In total, 2.3M legal firearms, mostly rifles and shotguns (which it has always been, handguns a minority and only really popular from 80s onwards due to films like Dirty Harry). Figure dosent include air weapons of course.

I dont know about London gun shops, but I can take you to mine, which is 2 mins from here.


42 posted on 09/19/2013 10:45:48 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

I believe in Londonstan guns are totally illegal as in most of the UK proper. But since its a dying totalitarian nanny state soon to be part of the new Islamic caliphate “what difference does it make?”


43 posted on 09/19/2013 11:10:25 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Read post 42.


44 posted on 09/19/2013 11:11:26 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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‘But since its a dying totalitarian nanny state soon to be part of the new Islamic caliphate “what difference does it make?”’

Yawn.


45 posted on 09/19/2013 11:12:21 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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“Yawn “

Sounds like you don’t care either but here’s the difference between the UK and the US. If that little incident had happened on the street in GA Mr. GG2 would have pulled out the old Springfield .40 cal. Boom boom problem solved. Two dead criminals its a win win for all of society. In the UK those two miscreants are still running around creating havoc and will eventually hurt or kill someone.

The brits gave up their guns and now they are the servants of a totalitarian govt that is selling them down the river to Islam. Sad but true.


46 posted on 09/19/2013 11:20:13 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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Thanks for the explanation. I knew there were legal guns, but they are heavily restricted. You have to realize my perspective...I live in AZ where you don’t even need a permit to carry concealed.


47 posted on 09/19/2013 11:42:26 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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Handguns were banned (most not all) after 1997

So the BBC has this wrong?

Nine years later, Thomas Hamilton killed 16 schoolchildren and their teacher when he opened fire at a school in Dunblane. Parliament banned all handguns and there is now a mandatory five-year jail sentence for possession.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10220974

48 posted on 09/19/2013 5:01:42 PM PDT by expat1000
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The brits gave up their guns

They (we) didn't, since few of us had guns in the first place. The right to bear arms implies, ipso facto, the right not to bear arms - and that's a right most Britons have always cheerfully exercised. When handguns first became available in industrial quantities, the state of the nation was such that it would never have occurred to the average citizen that circumstances might arise in which he might need or want a gun: so the culture of gun ownership never became established here. Unless, that is, you were a sportsman or country-dweller needing to control vermin, in which case you had a shotgun or sporting rifle. Those have remained ever since the classes of gun most widely owned here, and they have never been banned.

49 posted on 09/20/2013 1:08:01 AM PDT by Winniesboy
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To: expat1000
So the BBC has this wrong?

Yes, they do.

There is close to a total ban on handguns in private hands, but it's not actually absolute. It is close enough that in media shorthand, it is not surprising it is referred to as a ban.

There are a few exemptions for 'genuine' collectors - but you can't just say you are a collector, and there's also provision for a person to have what is referred to as a licence for a 'personal protection weapon', in cases where there are special reasons, normally connected to previous government service, to think a person's life might be in specific danger. I have a PPW permit, but I don't expect to be allowed to renew it, because they keep tightening the regulations, and because so much time has elapsed between the reason I got it and today, that it's unlikely I'll convince the authorities, there's any danger left. The number of PPW licences in England is somewhere in the low thousands from what I have heard - or about 1 in 10,000 people at most. So it's extremely close to a ban, but technically isn't quite there.

50 posted on 09/20/2013 8:26:32 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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