JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: COLUMNIST WRITES OF BRITISH JUSTICE SYSTEM BEING IN DISARRAY – CERTAINLY THE BRITISH SENSE OF JUSTICE IS VERY MUCH IN DISARRAY FOR REASONS THE WRITER NEVER TOUCHES – SKRIPAL AND CORBYN CHARACTER ASSASSINATIONS   2 comments

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY SIMON JENKINS IN THE GUARDIAN

 

“Britain’s criminal justice system is in disarray.”

 

Perhaps.

And perhaps it is just the nation’s very sense of justice that has corroded away.

We do have highly suggestive evidence for the latter.

Theresa May’s accusations against Russia are absolutely without evidence of any description. No one even knows whether an attack even happened, much less whether someone is responsible.

Judgment and punishment and name-calling and threats from the offices of the nation’s leaders? And pretty much complete support from the corporate press with no challenges or questions asked?  Now, that’s my idea of a seriously corroded sense of justice.

And we have the equally unproved charges against Jeremy Corbyn, flagrant and insulting charges, again shouted with absolutely no evidence, day after day, and dutifully reported in The Guardian as though they, ipso facto, had substance, almost always with no opportunity for readers to comment and often amplified by to-the purpose articles by columnists.

And here the charges are not made against a distant foreign leader but against one of your own, one of the most decent and fair-minded politicians in Europe.

That, too, is very much my idea of a terribly corroded sense of justice.

These matters involve more than just unfairness, they are threats to the very foundations of way Britain is governed.

Posted April 2, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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