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, 31 October 2013


Kicking and screaming the televising of court proceedings is progressing along  an inevitable path with typical British reluctance.  Almost live T.V. from the Court of Appeal is now a reality.  Caveats are in place so that only  advocates’ arguments, and the judges’ summing up, decision and (in criminal cases) sentencing remarks may be filmed. But this is a beginning. 

At my previous site on 31/01/2013 I blogged of Lord Judge`s concerns on this subject.   Before 2020 commenters will be looking back at the current restrictions and wonder what all the fuss was about as they tune in to their local crown court for full live coverage of the day`s proceedings.

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