Keith Bibby wrote:
is it normal to try a man in this way ?
is it normal to send this type of alleged offence to the old bally, and by this level of judge? ,,no, it isn't so cut your bullshit, its a politically motivated trial. and one day they will come for the Left to .
the other 3 journalists that reported on the trial haven't even been charged.
It's not a trial. Judges have the power to deal with contempt of court cases themselves, without the need for a jury trial. This applies to everyone, including the far-right. There is no special treatment of Yaxley-Lennon, who is being dealt with in exactly the same way as anyone else would be for committing the same offence. As for moving the venue to the Old Bailey, that may well be because of the expected protests, given the Old Bailey has higher security than most crown courts. If you don't want the venue moved, don't whip up large-scale protests!
The case Yaxley-Lennon tried to disrupt has now been completed:
The reason for the reporting restrictions (not
a "D" notice), was that due to the number of defendents, multiple trials had to be held. In order to ensue that one trial did not predjudice another (and provide the defendents grounds to appeal), no reporting was allowed until all trials were completed. This isn't censorship, it is how a competent justice system operates. The responsible media all followed the court's reporting restrictions. Yaxley-Lennon ignored them, so whinging about his treatment is somewhat ridiculous.