Right, I'm going to get this one out of the way, straight away ! Please don't be alarmed, I'm sure what John Cooper QC has in mind is nothing like this !
The above is a photo from the trials that followed the plot to kill Hitler in 1944. These were presided over by the infamous Judge Roland Freisler whose sole reason for being born must have been the show trials wherein he belittled and humiliated men and women of honour and conviction !
And here is this disgusting man in action !
As I said, I'm sure that Cooper's People's Tribunal will be nothing like the above. I'm sure no-one will be humiliated and voices will not be raised. BUT, will those who are summoned to appear before this 'tribunal', be granted the right to a defense ? It's not clear from the web site information ! Worse still, the Police will only be involved if necessary AFTERWARDS
This People's Tribunal has failed before it has started. It proclaims itself independent but it is not !
At the bottom of that page a reference is made to a film maker. I have no idea if these hearings are to be televised, but I think we should be told !
I'm sure John Cooper QC is an honourable man unlike Hitler's judge and President of 'the People's Court' in Nazi Germany. But questions have been raised as to his role which is described as 'chief prosecutor'
No-one rejoices in any man's death in normal circumstances, but some men we are better rid of. Call it karma if you will !