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Trial by jury: is the British presumption of “innocent until proven guilty” under threat?

I am terrified of the police. This is not because I have done anything wrong, but because they are frightening, and so is the modern British state. I never had this fear in the long-ago days when I brawled with the constabulary on anti-racist demonstrations and silly marches against the Vietnam war.

But I have it now in the era of the dawn arrest, and the increasing involvement of police officers in politics. I wonder more and more if I shall manage to die before I…

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