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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Thursday, 12 September 2013


For a long time I`ve argued in favour of the televising of court proceedings in England. Scotland has been broadcasting trials for some years albeit on a very selective basis.  Two years ago  SKY TV began live coverage of the Supreme Court. Today  the go ahead has been given to widen the coverage of legal proceedings initially on a restricted basis.  So for the first time in many months I doff my hat to a proposal from the Ministry of Justice.

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