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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Sunday, 8 March 2015

DRUG DRIVING



When new laws come into effect one would assume that all the “T”s have been crossed and all the “I”s dotted. In obtuse areas of the law it could be argued that if tweaks have to be made to new laws as prosecutions falter we have an appeal court to ensure justice is done and seen to be done.    To schedule new legislation in the area of motoring with the likelihood of thousands of prosecutions where there are still areas of doubt seems precipitous.  With regard to new laws related to driving under the influence of drugs Greater Manchester Police after their initial negative reaction to its enforcement have done an abrupt U turn.  Results of first such prosecutions in Manchester  might prove of interest.

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