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Video: Save UK Justice demonstration 22 May 2013

Video footage of speeches at the demonstration outside Parliament on 22 May 2013 for the Save UK Justice campaign. Full credit goes to Glenn McMahon who shot the videos and kindly made them available to me. You can see more of Glenn’s videos here and learn more about Glenn’s work on his blog, The Meddler

Clive Stafford-Smith warns of move towards US style legal system. The founder of Reprieve says a good defence lawyer will become the preserve of the rich:

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Black defendants will lost trusted high street solicitors from legal aid reforms, warns QC. Courtenay Griffiths QC warns that small & trusted high street solicitor firms that represent ethnic minorities will be first to disappear after changes to legal aid:

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Government Ministers to keep legal aid while cutting it for the poor. Helena Kennedy asks how much legal aid was spent on representing Tony Blair at the Hutton inquiry:

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Legal aid proposals led to the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four. Breda Power, daughter of Billy who spent 16-years in prison for the Birmingham bombings, speaks out for the first time in 20-years. It was not being able to choose their solicitor that led to poor defence & being wrongly imprisoned:

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Alfie Meadows needed specialist legal team just as he needed a specialist neuro-surgeon. Susan Matthews, mother of Alfie who was nearly killed by a police baton strike before being charged with violent disorder says just like he needed a specialist surgeon to save his life he needed a specialist legal team to keep him from prison:

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Former Tory MP lambasts Tory legal aid reforms. Jerry Hayes says Grayling’s proposals to reform legal aid will put ‘poisoned dagger’ through law and should be ‘strangled at birth’:

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Alistair Webster QC: It’s a disgrace! It has to be stopped now!

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Tom Wainright, who successfully defended student Zak King against charges of violent disorder, explains how the proposed legal aid reforms will affect cases such as his:

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2 comments on “Video: Save UK Justice demonstration 22 May 2013

  1. Pingback: Save UK justice: the blogs | ilegality

  2. nickgriffin2012
    May 27, 2013

    Reblogged this on The 201010 blog and commented:
    We must break away from the lunacy of following America. Isn’t the Scandinavian system better?

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