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, 11 December 2015


We`ve all had to listen in silence and with poker faces to outlandish excuses from those who have come before us.  One that stands out in my mind was the cab driver accused of using a mobile phone who told us it was on medical advice he should use it to massage his cheek muscle to alleviate the facial effects of Bell`s Palsy.   He was convicted.  However at a much more serious level this defence is hard to beat for sheer audacity. 

ADDENDUM  16the December 2015

The accused was acquitted!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Please be careful. You are publishing adverse comments on the defence in a trial that apparently is still in progress.