The retrial of Linda Jones took place at Luton Crown Court last week (14 and 15 April).
Jones’ appeal against her conviction was unsuccessful.
Linda Jones maintains her innocence.
The miscarriage of justice against Linda Jones (see previous blogs) has some similarity with the better-known case of Harry Hammond.
Jones has suffered a truly terrible miscarriage of justice, and had to move home to avoid being targeted by Muslim gangs, as a result of the anti-Semitic set up and attacks against her in 2014.
Linda Jones is a very brave woman; I for one applaud her courage in publicly manifesting her Jewish identity in 21st century Britain.
I was at the trial of Jones last year. She was undoubtedly set up. Jones never said or did anything remotely criminal, as she was falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of saying.
The trial of Jones was really about the freedom of British Jews to manifest their Jewish identity in public today – particularly in relation to the flag of Israel. It was a very political trial.
In the wake of the injustice visited upon Linda Jones by the British State, the reality is that it has now become a de facto crime to display the flag of Israel in public on a British high street.
Seriously? Yes, seriously.
What has happened to Linda Jones could easily happen to others.
The British judiciary and British policing are deteriorating rapidly.
As Melanie Phillips observed so well in her book Londonistan, over the past twenty years Britain has moved away from the rule of law towards the growing hell of rule by lawyers.
There are now many judicial activists amongst the judiciary. (It’s all thanks mainly to the advent of human rights legislation.) These activists consider it their duty not to enforce the law, as intended – and as sane, decent law-abiding citizens expect them to – but rather to ‘correct’ the law in order to achieve judgements which fit their own social and cultural prejudices.
And so we get appalling miscarriages of justice like Harry Hammond and Linda Jones, cases in which the law and common sense are turned upside down and inside out. And sadly, Harry and Linda won’t be the last.