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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Wednesday, 11 December 2013


Last month I commented on the police`s  pursuit of what appeared to be a completely  unnecessary prosecution of a private ambulance service.  It seems  that with its incompetence widely apparent and  its shortcomings known to many regular court users   the CPS tried the same again last week at  Manchester Magistrates` Court bringing to court another two volunteer drivers of the same charitable organisation  except that they could provide no evidence and the case was dismissed. 

At almost every sitting I, and I`m sure all my colleagues, am witness to the most atrocious failures of the CPS;  those failures resulting in justice sometimes being done as much by good fortune as by concentrated effort and diligence. 

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