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RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:16 pm
by stvd
Shocked and saddened at the news.

But now his son has become Lord Lucan so not all bad.

Re: RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:46 pm
by The Beans
I saw him briefly last week and he seemed fine so this is sad news indeed. I wondered why his burger van was closed today though.

RIP Lukie, you will be missed. Not that that's much of a change from the last four decades tbh.

Re: RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:52 pm
by aztecca
Sad news indeed another part of my childhood died when I heard about this.Cant believe how many legends have died so far this year.Who ever next? My moneys on maggie thatcher.

Re: RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:04 pm
by stvd
He was brilliant in Spitting Image.

And also as a stand in for Freddy Mercury.

Image

Re: RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:45 pm
by rocky1980
Now his son becomes. George Bingham, 8th Earl of Lucan. So he now has the right to take this late fathers seat in the House of Lords. As such he can now claim £300 for each sitting day that he attends the House

Re: RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:15 pm
by sscott
How could Dprinny miss this one after so long!!!

Re: RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:27 pm
by Matt_B
rocky1980 wrote:Now his son becomes. George Bingham, 8th Earl of Lucan. So he now has the right to take this late fathers seat in the House of Lords. As such he can now claim £300 for each sitting day that he attends the House
No he doesn't.

When the Lords was reformed in 1999, hereditary peers lost the automatic right to a seat and need to be elected by the sitting peers.

I suppose he can still call himself Lord/Earl/whatever but it's not a position that holds any power.

Re: RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:46 am
by DPrinny
sscott wrote:How could Dprinny miss this one after so long!!!
I have been ill
Anyway

Loooord Lucan
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Re: RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:58 am
by Mancman
Is this the same Lord Lucan who killed a woman back in 1974?

Re: RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:20 am
by Antiriad2097
The very same, declared dead in 1981, but they've only just issued a formal death certificate.

I didn't really know much more than he was a posh bloke who did a bunk, but googling him today revealed a reasonably entertaining story.

Re: RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:28 am
by aztecca
Antiriad2097 wrote:The very same, declared dead in 1981, but they've only just issued a formal death certificate.

I didn't really know much more than he was a posh bloke who did a bunk, but googling him today revealed a reasonably entertaining story.

I googled it too and is an interesting story.For some reason I thought the Ira had killed him and buried his body somewhere with shergar.

Re: RIP Lord Lucan

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:13 am
by Sephiroth81
I believe there were also rumours that Graham Hill may have helped him escape the country as he owned a plane and had a pilots licence.

I suspect he's been spending the past 4 decades smoking the finest herbs in south asia. He was called Lord "Lucky" Lucan after all.