asthmatic camel wrote:
My final word on this...
We have an ancient tradition here of trial by jury, not trial by media or mob. It may well be that the defendants in these cases are guilty but, until this is proven, they are innocent. Twats like "Tommy Robinson" screaming "Muslim Paedophiles!" while the case is being tried only serve to incite racial hatred and prejudice. I hope but doubt that he'll serve the entire thirteen months of the sentence he was given for contempt of court.
And a comment from the secret barrister. here
Worth a read if you've not had enough already..
Read the thing. Frankly, it came across as a superior, pat on the head now run along, sactimonious outpouring of support for a series of behaviors on the part of the powers that be that are questionable, to my biased eye.
I can imagine an upper class brit of the 19th century explaining, with pained patience, how the fuzzies really desire a firm had in their administration. This bit
his racists-in-arms across the pond.
The writer can soundly go fuck himself.
All he is doing is explaining how shitty laws were applied to a lower class white guy.
My position is that whenever a governments' actions are hidden, for whatever purpose whatsoever, citizens should get up on their hind legs and howl. In the current case, if the fear of the jury being tainted was so great, they should have been sequestered. They didn't do that and that is a data point. Then the citizenry (yeah, even racists have speech rights though I reject any charges of "racism" out of hand with out a great deal of support) can demonstrate to their hearts content.
AND, you look like a homo version of LBJ in that goddamn hat