In his last blog post before going to prison Craig Murray writes:
“I hope that one possible good effect of my imprisonment might be to coalesce opposition to the imminent abolition of jury trials in sexual assault cases by the Scottish Government ..
“That is plainly not “open justice”, it is not justice at all. And it is even worse than that, because the openly stated aim of abolishing juries is to increase conviction rates. So people will have their lives decided not by a jury of their peers, but by a judge who is acting under specific instruction to increase conviction rates.”
The article is worth reading and is further evidence that freedom and justice aren’t merely being eroded or chipped away, they’re being destroyed in a series of controlled demolitions.