In Thursday’s separate hearing on allowing Assange out of the armoured box to sit with his legal team, I witnessed directly that Baraitser’s ruling against Assange was brought by her into court BEFORE she heard defence counsel put the arguments, and delivered by her entirely unchanged.
I might sta...
Day 4: February 27, 2020
Please try this experiment for me.
Try asking this question out loud, in a tone of intellectual interest and engagement: “Are you suggesting that the two have the same effect?”.
Now try asking this question out loud, in a tone of hostility and incredulity bordering on...
Day 3: February 26, 2020
In yesterday’s proceedings in court, the prosecution adopted arguments so stark and apparently unreasonable I have been fretting on how to write them up in a way that does not seem like caricature or unfair exaggeration on my part. What has been happening in this court has...
Day 2: February 25, 2020
This afternoon Julian’s Spanish lawyer, Baltasar Garzon, left court to return to Madrid. On the way out he naturally stopped to shake hands with his client, proffering his fingers through the narrow slit in the bulletproof glass cage. Assange half stood to take his lawyer’...
Day 1: February 24, 2020
Woolwich Crown Court is designed to impose the power of the state. Normal courts in this country are public buildings, deliberately placed by our ancestors right in the centre of towns, almost always just up a few steps from a main street. The major purpose of their positi...
Pour les dirigeants français, le Brexit a aussi été une aubaine. Abandonnant définitivement toute hypocrisie, ils ont multiplié les courbettes et les cadeaux au secteur financier pour attirer à Paris les traders de la City. Les banquiers et leurs lobbys s’en sont donné à cœur joie. Mais les exonérations fiscales, les dérégulations et les autres avantages offerts aux géants de Wall Street n’ont pas amené les résultats escomptés.