Boris Johnson’s catch-22: ‘Get rid of the presumption of innocence’

A centuries-old pillar of British justice is too good for some UK citizens, according to that Great Briton Boris Johnson (who is descended from a Turk). He wants Britain to abandon the core governing principle of its legal system – the presumption of innocence in UK law – so that people who travel to “war areas” such as Iraq and Syria may be presumed to be potential terrorists unless they can prove otherwise. This means that people who go to war zones for humanitarian reasons would be labelled as terrorists,…

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