The Portia Campaign evolved from a registered charity called The Portia Trust. This
was set up by Ken Norman a former journalist with the Daily Mail, The Times, Guardian,
UPI, Reuters, BBC General Overseas Service, and editor of three overseas daily newspapers.
This followed a baby-snatch conviction in 1971 that led to a sentence which many
thought was horrifically cruel. Ken sadly died at the beginning of October 2003 and
will be missed by all that knew him. The Campaign has become a loose group of individuals
who, like Ken, are appalled at what passes for justice in the UK. In the mid-18th
century Sir William Blackstone (1723-80), author of Commentary on the Laws of England
(the structure of present English law), declared it better that ten guilty persons
escape than one innocent suffer. The reverse seems to be nearer the truth. Truly
the law is mightier than the sword, for all too often it might be right, and it might
be wrong, but who cares?
First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the communists and I did not speak out because I was not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not
a trade unionist.
Then they came for ME - and there was no-one left to speak out for me.
Pastor Martin Neumöller (A victim of the Nazis)
Copied from the book "Fitted In" by Satish Sekar (The story of the Cardiff 3 and
the Lynette White Inquiry).