The above could in a round about way sum up the attitude of French authorities who at present have been very slow off their feet in launching an investigation into an incident over the weekend which saw Pippa Middleton one of 3 passengers present when the driver took out a gun (it has been established to be a fake one).
At present authorities are using the line that no witnesses have turned up and that the photo itself doesn’t count as evidence (which strikes this author as fascinating, of course how much would that go out the window if the passengers were French locals or even better French Muslims- better not to go there….).
What though has been offered is that hypothetically a charge could be obtained against Ms Middleton in the event it was shown that she was aiding or abetting the perpetrator. Under French law the person needs to willfully act in order to help the perpetrator. Someone can also be an accomplice if they direct someone to act a certain way or if they make a promise to the perpetrator regarding the criminal act.
Of course with no one coming forward with evidence (cause now the paparazzo are in it too, so we are told) and the fact that Pippa Middleton is too good looking to go to jail (so I have been advised) and that the fact we’re also dealing with an aristocrat, Viscount Arthur de Soutrait, one can safely assume that life will carry on as usual. Royal brats and blue blood literally getting away with murder, metaphorically speaking that is….