Shevek (shevek) wrote,

The recent no-verdict and not-guilty verdicts in the recent bomb plot trial have done a little to restore my faith in the justice system in the face of an apparently increasingly right wing attitude in the security services.

An interviewee on Paxman's Newsnight just described the difference between the American and the British ways of working (from memory, approximately) as, "The British are more patient. We prefer to gather real evidence, bring it to an open court, and get a real conviction." I appreciated the slightly barbed manner in which he said it, and the implication that the Americans don't was clearly written between the lines.

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