That's what I think of youse bladdy judges, ya bladdy Pommie drongoes!
“Sir Nigel Hamilton Sweeney QC is one of the risen stars of the English judiciary” begins the piece loftily, continuing “As The Hon Mr Justice Sweeney he has presided over some of the most high profile trials of recent times, sending among others Rolf Harris, Chris Huhne and the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby to prison”. All of this the Murdoch empire clearly applauds. But then the tone changes.
So what had Sweeney done to upset the ST? “Sir Nigel fiercely rebuked a senior defence barrister who had asked why he had ‘in secret’ taken the retrial of four Sun journalists away from Judge Richard Marks … Mr Marks suggested that something had been going on ‘behind the scenes’ … Sir Richard had replaced Mr Marks with Judge Charles Wide, who had presided over the only recent trial to result in a conviction for conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office, the crime that the Sun men are also accused of”.