Thread drift …Bet yer bottom dollar that his answers were 'cleared' before he appeared.
I suspect somebody in Brussels has been using Nikki as the useful idiot.EU? Investigate corruption? Really?
Wasn’t it: 1 count thrown out before the case got to Court; 1 count ‘Not Proven’; and 11 or 12 counts ‘Not Guilty’.
ETA: There is a school of legal thought that says ‘Not Guilty’ is not necessarily synonymous with ‘Innocent’: ‘Not Guilty’ just means 12 of your peers have been persuaded you didn’t commit an act, even though you may have done.
It sounds as if this is the line Sturgeon is taking. Lawyers are thumbing through catalogues of luxury boat designs, and contacting LearJet.
'The Scottish Verdict.' A throw back to the verdicts that were given long ago, in Scotland. Back then the verdicts were either proven, or not proven, ie not proven equated to the modern not guilty. For whateffer reason when things were modernised, the not proven verdict remained as a choice. Many think, as you've said, not proven means they just couldn't prove you guilty. On the other side of the same coin, you are innocent.Wasn’t it: 1 count thrown out before the case got to Court; 1 count ‘Not Proven’; and 11 or 12 counts ‘Not Guilty’.
Thanks. IIRC my law lecturer dealt with Scottish Law thusly: ‘In some areas of Law it’s different. Different to anywhere else in the Commonwealth and the civilised world. Just remember that, and be sure to ask somebody who knows.’Scottish jury has 15 folk on them.
SCOTLAND’S top prosecutor has told MSPs he was out of the loop when his department urged the censoring of Alex Salmond’s evidence to a Holyrood inquiry.
Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC said he was not consulted on the matter and only got a copy of controversial letter written by the Crown Office, the department he heads, after it was sent to parliament.
A banana republic normally has a strongman in charge with a suitable nickname. Might I suggest Wee Nipoleon for the People's Democratic Republic of Methadonia?