I won't go into detail about the speeches we made because Laura filmed all of the morning session and she's editing the videos now. One in particular is very sensitive and shocked everyone in the room to the point some of us were in tears. I hope to get permission to put this video up because the silence in the room while we all came to terms with what we were hearing says more than any words could ever say about the misery banks cause.
Mel Loades was hosting the afternoon session for us and when he opened the room up for questions there was an interesting debate on the merits of private criminal prosecutions. I have a feeling this debate will expand in the very near future!
It was great to meet some of our new Irish members who flew over specifically to come to our sessions – more about that soon as we will be doing a lot more with our Irish members very soon.
We hope to have the videos up by tomorrow afternoon. Many thanks to all the SME Alliance members who attended and to all those who came to hear us. And as always a big thank you to Professor Barry Ryder and Angela Futter for the invitation to this brilliant event.