The trial of Emma West on two racially aggravated public order offences has been put back to 5 September to allow further medical reports ( http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Trial-alleged-YouTube-tram-racist-Emma-West-moved/story-16543355-detail/story.html). Her trial was meant to take place on 17th July but a request for a further adjournment was granted on 13 July.
I have been unable to discover whether the prosecution or the defence asked for the further adjournment, but whichever it is the delay is extraordinary . Ms West pleaded Not Guilty on 17 February and her trial was originally scheduled for 11 June (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-17073198).
The 11 June date was missed when the first adjournment was granted because of a wish for extra medical reports. That was surprising enough , because there had been four months between Ms West’s plea of Not Guilty and the request for the adjournment, ample time to get any medical reports. If the 5 September date is kept six months will have passed since the Not Guilty plea.
The further delay suggests the authorities or her own lawyers are trying to wear Emma West down by extending the wait so that she will eventually plead guilty out of fear or exhaustion. The authorities are always terrified of a full trial on such charges because it reveals the naked repression of the British elite and gives a public voice for dissent from the politically correct narrative of multiculturalism. As for the defence, English lawyers these days are almost always loth to put up any defence which challenges such charges on the grounds of the right to free expression or offers a justification for dissent from the politically correct narrative.
The only other reason for such a delay I can think of is that the authorities hope to force her to plead guilty by preparing social service reports which say she is not a fit mother and these take rather a long time to acquire . If so, they could get the reports and then either give her a choice of keeping her children by pleading guilty (and by admitting her crime proving she is a fit mother who will not hand on racist attitudes because she has “seen the pc light”) or continue to plead Not Guilty and lose her children.
There has been very little on the web about this further delay and the only media report I could find is the Croydon Advertiser one quoted in the opening paragraph.