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 November 2015
MEANING MORE OR MEANINGLESS?
A recent written question by Dawn Butler M.P. indicates at least on the surface that she does not understand that magistrates as members of the judiciary don`t prosecute: they are finders of fact in the courts that bear their name. It is carelessness like this on a much grander scale which is responsible for so much loosely drafted legislation which the judicial system has to later decipher. Sometimes meaning more is more meaningless.