Thursday, February 9, 2012

The value of jury trials

The trial of Harry Rednapp has caused all sorts of discussion but let one thing be absolutely clear. The jury has decided that he is not guilty and let us celebrate the fact that we live in a society where representatives of the people decide who gets branded a criminal and who doesn't rather than the authoritarian alternative of the state being the ultimately arbiter. I can't think of many things worse. For my part, I hope that Harry now gets the England manager's job if only because it may well make Tottenham Hotspur less of a threat to my own team Manchester City!

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