By Paul Goodman
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The Labour peer Lord Ahmed is in a spot of bother this morning after reportedly claiming that his prison sentence for dangerous driving, after he sent text messages shortly before his car was involved in a fatal motorway crash, resulted from pressure placed on the courts by Jews “who own newspapers and TV channels”. According to the Times (£), he also alleged that the judge who jailed him for 12 weeks was appointed to the High Court after helping a “Jewish colleague” of Tony Blair during “an important case". The paper says that "he claimed, falsely, that Mr Justice Wilkie was hand-picked and sent from London to carry out the 2009 sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court because no other judge was willing to handle his case".