Sunday, 4 July 2010


British justice was once the shining symbol of democracy and the justice system. Not any more.
Today, thanks to Justice George Bathurst-Norman, British justice is linked to one judge's political bias.

In other words, British justice is blind to truth, blind to the facts and evidence, and it's scales tilt in favour of criminals and vandals who act according to a retired judge's political preferences.

A nod is as good as a wink in the court of Bathurst-Norman.

Breaking the law, it seems, is permitted in Britain if the purpose is to cause damage to, or to slander, the State of Israel.

Seven activists who admitted causing one hundred and eighty pounds worth of damage to company property walked free.
They had been accused of deliberately damaging the property of EDO MBM, a company that manufactures and exports military equipment from Britain.
Their defence was that they wanted to slow down and impede the delivery of spare parts to Israel because of its policy in Gaza.
The Hove Crown Court in Brighton heard video-taped statements prior to the incident in which the perpetrators admitted that they intended to cause as much damage as they could. They also saw evidence of the damage. Yet Justice Bathurst-Norman found them not guilty.

In his summation Judge Bathurst-Norman said, "you may well think that hell on earth would be an understatement of what the Gazans suffered".
This was the direction that the judge gave to the jury. Irrespective of the true situation in Gaza, this judge directed his jury according to his own political whim, which mirrored that of the activists and anarchists standing in the dock in his courtroom.

This judge effectively directed a jury based on his own political bias with the result that the accused were all acquitted of their crimes.

This judge, who was born in the Arab town of Jaffa in Tel Aviv, had been dragged out of retirement to hear this case.  That, in itself, is strange.

In a previous case he given a man a three years jail  sentence for lopping off the head of a statue of Margaret Thatcher. This was a statue, please note, not Thatcher herself, or an expensive work of art.
Yet, damage assessed at almost two hundred thousands pounds Sterling deserved, according to his honour, complete freedom.

Sentencing by Bathurst-Norman has, traditionally, contained a sinister bias. In 2001, he gave Abu Bakr Siddiqui a twelve month suspended sentence for smuggling materials and technology out of Britain to be used for nuclear weapons in Iran and North Korea. A police search of his British home found that millions of dollars of equipment had been smuggled out of British to notorious Pakistani scientist A.Q.Khan. Usually this charge carries a prolonged prison sentence.

For Judge George Bathurst-Norman you can walk free if you commit a crime on behalf of Iran and North Korea, or if you commit a crime against Israel.

Whichever way you look at it, British justice is now, clearly, politically biased.

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