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John Ward – Hackgate : Sleeping On Rebekah Brooks – 25 June 2014

ScreenHunter_110 Jun. 22 11.42Those of you reading The Slog’s intermittent comments about Judge Saunders, juries taking an inordinate amount of time to reach an obvious decision, and trials running three months overdue will have detected my emerging worries about what the verdict might be. Four days ago I wrote, ‘given a vast number of realities and obvious conclusions point very strongly to one particular verdict, it is hard to see why (for example) it took the Prosecution eight days to sum up, and the Defence eleven. Either way, judge John Saunders summing up – itself a week-long marathon – seems to have succeeded in confusing the Jury somewhat, because eleven days on white smoke is nowhere to be seen.’ Continue reading