Skip to comments.Nicola Sturgeon's SNP government DROPS plans to halt trial by jury in Scotland after an outcry from lawyers
Posted on 04/01/2020 10:07:57 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Scottish government was forced to drop plans to axe jury trials today as its coronavirus bill jumped its first parliamentary hurdle.
The SNP administration confirmed it had dropped the measure after an outcry from opposition parties and senior lawyers following the publication of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill on Tuesday.
The bill originally proposed trials going ahead without juries to ensure that criminal justice systems can continue to operate during the coronavirus restrictions.
But the move was branded draconian by the Scottish Criminal Bar Association and The Law Society of Scotland insisted there was not sufficient justification for ending the centuries-old legal principle.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described it as an exceptional measure to deal with exceptional times, but as well as being criticized by legal groups, both SNP MP Joanna Cherry a QC and UK Cabinet minister Michael Gove voiced concerns.
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At this rate Im more and more convinced that this is a manufactured crisis to install a world empire.
Completely craven abuse of power. Proof that lawyers are the last line against government abuse of power.
I’m surprised by how left wing Scotland is. They are farther left than England by a huge margin. Are there any regions of Scotland which remain conservative?
The Scottish National Party is a real doozy; consider their name combined with their advocacy for social democracy, which equates to national socialism, never mind having “closer ties” with the EU (which undermines their notion of nationalism and independence, i.e. to be the EU’s client state). Sturgeon’s recent move shows what the SNP really are about.
The party in second place in Scotland’s parliament are the Scottish Conservatives; don’t know much about them, but if they are on the same part of the spectrum as the English Tories, then that is too far left.
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