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14th August 2011: Right to a Fair Trial Part 1; ‘The Painted Bird’ by Tom Muirhead

leith on the fringe

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Name of speaker:

Tom Muirhead

Title of talk:

Right to a Fair Trial Part 1 ‘The Painted Bird’

The first of a ten part series that questions whether it is possible, under the current legal framework in Scotland, for anyone to receive a Fair Trial or a Fair Hearing in any legal proceedings.

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • Explains why the wearing of wigs and gowns by judges and other officers of the court introduces apparent bias into all legal proceedings.

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12th August 2011: The Great Human Rights Swindle by Tom Muirhead

leith on the fringe

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone

Name of speaker:

Tom Muirhead.

Title of talk:

The Great Human Rights Swindle;
Human Rights Protections in a European Union

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • The history of the European Union and Human Rights.
  • Asks the question: Is it impossible to have a European Union without a bill of rights available to all of its citizens?
  • Looks at some Human Rights abuses in the UK.

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Right to a Fair Trial: The Painted Bird by Tom Muirhead & Alan Aitken

It is contended that no litigant involved in civil proceedings or an accused in a criminal trial has ever had a ‘fair hearing’ in Scotland. As a result, and as you read this paper, thousands of innocent people are being held in jail.  This paper, that is the first of a ten part series, will show why the wearing of gowns and wigs by officers of the court introduces ‘bias’ into all legal proceedings.

Introduction

In the courts of Scotland all judges, advocates and solicitors wear a uniform that consists of a black gown and a ceremonial wig.  It is obvious to the author that this form of dress means that no litigant can ever receive a fair hearing.  It is contended that a judge will subconsciously favour those who wear a similar uniform to him or herself as opposed to those who don’t. Read more

11th August 2011: Scotland's Census 2011; The Cyber Pathway to the Killing Fields by Tom Muirhead

leith on the fringe

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone !

Name of speaker:

Tom Muirhead

Subject:

A critical look at latest Census taken in Scotland on the 27th of March, 2011.

Title of talk:

Scotland’s Census 2011 – “The Cyber Pathway to the Killing Fields”

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