I actually think the death penalty should never be reintroduced, under any circumstances. I have for a long time been fascinated by the judicial system in this country. I have retained the services of one of the leading QC’s in the country on a couple of occasions. The difference between a top counsel and a run of the mill barrister is the respect which they command in court, both from the opposing counsel and crucially from the judge in most cases. Added to their ability to get the right result that’s money well spent usually. The obvious problem with the death penalty is ‘Dead people can’t be revived’ when they’re discovered to be innocent. Even people who had been found guilty without a shadow of doubt and vilified by the public, (Usually down to bent, lazy, fucking useless at their job, old bill) have often been acquitted and released years later, due to forensic science advances and also, and in my opinion a good thing, the reluctance of jurors nowadays to simply accept the word of a police or professional so called ‘expert witness. Samantha Ford in my opinion has been very very fortunate with the outcome of her case but I still wouldn’t like to live in a country which would kill her. The strange thing is that it appears that she was devoted to her children yet decided to kill them anyway. Who’s to say she wouldn’t kill again if she’s let out, which she undoubtedly will be.
Just popping back under the parapet now. lol