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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Friday, 20 November 2015


For those interested in how our highly respected intelligent and public spirited M.P.s discuss matters of interest and how a mendacious government minister  tries to cover his arse there is no better place to spend five minutes than reading this week`s House of Commons debate on the criminal courts charge and if that isn`t sufficient try reading yesterday`s report of the the Justice Committee of the House of Commons. I think that`s enough until next week.


  1. "Has been made abundantly clear to magistrates and the judiciary"

    Above is a quote from one of the answers given by Mr Shailesh Vara, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice.

    So, it seems that the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice is unaware that magistrates are, in fact, a part of the judiciary.

    A small point, you may think. but I would aver that it is symptomatic of the ignorance of those who occupy these important positions.

    1. A valid point which I had overlooked...........thanks for the comment