Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.

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Friday, 16 August 2013


It is well known that the louder the noise emitted by politicians, especially those of a ruling party, the less important is the content of the announcement. Mathematicians would term it the law of inverse proportionality.  Well; surprise, surprise………without much fanfare and in just a few lines the Ministry of Justice has announced that in the year 2012-2013 £287.4 million was spent  in redundancy payments to all those surplus staff who were clogging up the justice system by their inefficiencies.  The Justice Ministry admitted that since taking office it has reduced staff levels by 10,000.  Oh!.... And whisper it quietly but the  self same ministry has spent over half a billion pounds on consultancy fees in that last accounting period of 2012-2013.   

The full report is here and the information above is buried deep within. 

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