Inability to understand the written language is no bar to serving on a jury, officials said.And not just written, either:
Even those who cannot easily understand the spoken word could be asked to sit in judgment on those accused of crime.This is, of course, and inevitable result of putting that utter cretin Clarke in charge of justice.
Criminologists and MPs said yesterday that they were worried about inclusion of those with poor English on juries.Working as intended, Douglas, working as intended...
Douglas Carswell, Tory MP for Clacton, said: ‘The jury system is founded on the idea that we are all tried by our peers. If your peers cannot speak English, or read or write it properly, how can you have confidence you will get justice?’
He added: ‘Ministers in successive governments have stated that they are going to curb the effects of multiculturalism, but the bureaucrats keep on putting forms and documents into dozens of languages.’Hush, David, your betters are working towards a new world order. Your input is unwelcome...
Dr David Green, of the Civitas think-tank, said: ‘If you can’t even read the letter summoning you for jury service, you are not fit to be a juror.’
The spokesman added: ‘If a juror attends court and there is a doubt about their capacity to act effectively due to insufficient understanding of English, the matter will be brought to the attention of the trial judge who could excuse them. In more complex cases, such as fraud cases, where jurors may be expected to read documents as part of the evidence, an assessment of whether the juror can serve on that trial will be made at court with judicial input.’Sure. We can trust civil servants to challenge people, can't we? There's plenty of evidence that common sense will reign instead of paralysis in the face of fear of offence, isn't there?