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Trials are how criminal barristers make a living. We’ve earned nothing for months. The best thing for us financially would be to support the govt’s plan to replace jury trials with trials by judge & magistrates

We vote against our own interests because it’s the right thing to do
Basically, I’m very proud of my profession. And I think we’re all entitled to be. Even though many of us are struggling to pay rent or mortgage, we are prepared to go without for even longer in order to defend the justice system’s first principles.
In the words of the eponymous hero in his powerhouse speech in Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie:

“That’s marvellous. Well that’s what I think, anyway.”
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