Do the accused not have the right to a speedy trial in gB?

No. My case took two and a half years to go to trial, which is pretty standard.

Wow. Sucks all around, for all parties

I would say it is far worse for victims for a million reasons. the main ones being : they have a right to see you give evidence so you have no right to privacy or protection from harassment, you don't get to choose your own lawyer, and you have to give over all of your electronic devices.