Criminal JusticeSpeeches

David Lammy – 2021 Comments on Reduced Juries

The comments made by David Lammy, the Shadow Justice Secretary, on 22 June 2021.

Labour first called for war-time juries of six in most cases until restrictions were lifted back in January.

But instead of taking the bold actions needed to clear the backlog, the government dithered and delayed.

The result is a record-breaking backlog, with tens of thousands of victims being denied justice and countless criminals being let off the hook.