Judge George Bathchair-Nobrain Takes Delegitimisation of Israel in the UK to new depths


By Jonathan Hoffman
July 2, 2010
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The acquittal of the seven who admitted causing £180,000 of criminal damage in the EDO factory in Brighton is an utter disgrace. This Judge George Bathurst-Norman - who reportedly effectively directed the jury to the 'not guilty' verdict - is a sick joke.

It seems that the ‘rule of law’ in the UK has effectively broken down, since it varies according to the political bias of the Judge deciding on an individual case.

I have complained to the Office of Judicial Complaints.

Please do likewise

The form can be found from this link

http://tinyurl.com/2appu3d

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Jonathan Hoffman

Fri, 07/02/2010 - 21:50

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The Guardian: “The judge highlighted the testimony by Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, that “all democratic paths had been exhausted” before the activists embarked on their action.” "

This is what George Bathchair-Nobrain reportedly said in his summing-up to the Jury: ‘you may well think that hell on earth would not be an understatement of what the Gazans suffered in that time’.

I wish I had been on that Jury.........


amber

Fri, 07/02/2010 - 23:44

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So now the law no longer applies. If you feel strongly enough about something, and you have tried legal means to change it without success, you are now free to do what the hell you want.

This is no longer democracy. I feel strongly about the antisemitism of the Green Party, which singles out the Jewish state for boycott. I suppose, after several legal attempts to dissuade the green fascists from their stance, it would be fine for me to go to their offices and smash them up?

What an absurd argument.


Blacklisted Dictator

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 08:40

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Can the prosecutor appeal and request a re-trial?

Of course, the case is much more imortant than the mere deligitimisation of Israel. At a stroke, the Judge has wrecked the judiciary which is the bed-rock of The UK's parliamentary democracy.


Blacklisted Dictator

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 08:45

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What would happen if the Houses of Parliament were now blown up? If terrorists did so, and were caught, could they also use a political defence?


Jonathan Hoffman

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 08:48

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No Appeal is possible on an acquittal.

The best the prosecution can do is go to the Court of Appeal for an opinion on the verdict


Blacklisted Dictator

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 09:02

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Clearly the prosecution must go to the Court of Appeal for an opinion on the verdict.
As the case stands, it seems to have enshrined a political defence for criminal activity.


Joshua18

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 09:54

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No need to arrest Israelis in the UK now. Anti-Zionists will simply kill them.


Blacklisted Dictator

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 10:00

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Yes, Israelis can now be met by marauding anti-zionist gangs at Heathrow and killed.

And if these poor anti-zionists are ever arrested they can plead "The Gaza" defence.


jose (not verified)

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 13:03

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I suggest someone tries all legal means to overturn the judge's verdict, then storm his home to prevent him from making more verdicts so damaging to the British judicial system.
The argument is not much different from that of Hamas considering all Israelis as non-civilians since they spent or will spend some time in the Army. Therefore attacking them is like self-defence against an enemy Army, not a war crime.


Blacklisted Dictator

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 13:22

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Jonathan,

I believe that the real damage is to The UK, and not to Israel. After all, the rule of law has broken down in Brighton. Not in Tel Aviv.


Yvetta

Sat, 07/03/2010 - 21:40

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From an English Courtroom - a Charter for Anti-Israel Criminality
http://www.daphneanson.blogspot.com/

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