Oh dear. Populist silliness and #FakeLaw from a Justice Secretary who should know better, and a Home Secretary who just doesn’t.
Here’s why: [SHORT THREAD]
Some alleged offences will be tried in the Crown Court, where there is a trial backlog of at least a year.
Government cannot influence this.
🛑Not all violent protestors will be jailed.
🛑Those that are will in many if not most cases take much longer than 24 hours.
🛑A “fast track system” modelled on the response to the 2011 riots is impractical and dangerous given COVID-19’s impact on the courts.
Quite why this requires a response modelled on the 2011 riots, where there were 4,000 arrests, is something yet to be explained. itv.com/news/2020-06-0…