Middle of the road Murdoch polecat
He went on “The Crown Prosecution Service should heed his Lordship’s words”, and quoted him in glowing terms at the end of his dirge “‘There is no doubt the Sun achieved a great deal for the armed forces’ said Judge Saunders … The jury, thank goodness, were listening to his every word”. Clearly, paying attention to Mr Justice Saunders is, for Kav, A Very Good Thing Indeed. It’s only a pity that he didn’t do the same.
“During the [Sun 4] trial [the] judge ordered Trevor Kavanagh to leave the press benches for disrupting proceedings”, he told. And, as the man said, there’s more: “[the] Judge said Kavanagh was ‘distracting the jury’, [and] was clearly not reporting the case. [He was] made to sit at back of court”. Like being told off at school, then: Kavanagh appears to have behaved like a fidgeting child. Was this right?
It certainly was: The Great Man had been wandering around the courtroom waving at the defendants. Now, they all knew him, and some of them might even have been prepared to shake his hand without first taking the precaution of counting their fingers. But “distracting the jury” is not acceptable: Kav was lucky not to have found himself barred from observing proceedings. One of my sources was less than complimentary about him.