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, 16 July 2015


So..........more courts are to close........oops! apologies for misleading my reader.  The government has just issued a consultation on the topic.  That makes a big difference of course.  It`s available here but after reading through all the self congratulations by the minister the appropriate page appears not to be available. 

P.S. Notice where he describes courts` availabilities by car travel.  Perhaps it doesn`t occur to the arrogant worthies who write these pieces that so many attendees at magistrates` courts rely upon public transport. 

1 comment:

  1. Sorry editor but there is a major difference between the proximity of courts and the ability to get to a GP's surgery or hospital. It shouldn't be a regular trip to the court but it may well be many regular trips to a doctor. I for one would far rather taxpayers' money was spent on NHS than keeping unnecessary courts open. All users at Crown Courts generally have further to travel anyway.