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UK Parliament's back for Snoopers' Charter. Former head of GCHQ talks to El Reg

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"No sane person should accept a trial by a magistrate."

Plead guilty immediately and get a minimal sentence - possibly a caution.

Be found guilty in a Magistrates Court and get a higher sentence.

Opt for a Crown Court trial and the minimum sentence increases again.

Be found guilty in the Crown Court and the minimum sentence ratchets to a new level.

Appeal that decision and you are getting into bankruptcy levels.

It all conspires to persuade innocent people to admit to something that is a figment of the police's febrile imagination.

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