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Jacob Rees-Mogg defends jury system amid criticism of Edward Colston statue verdict


A lawyer for the defence Blinne Ni Ghralaigh welcomed the not guilty verdict saying: “In this case, they determined that a conviction for the removal of this statue – that glorified a slave trader involved in the enslavement of over 84,000 black men, women and children as a ‘most virtuous and wise’ man – would not be proportionate.”



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