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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Tuesday, 1 December 2015
MUM`S THE WORD
Recently barrister Mohammed Faruk was reprimanded for being over friendly to jurors at Basildon station after a recent trial. His copy book is now forever blotted. Unfortunate for him but what about the situation in courts where members of the bench have no private access? Where all court users enter and exit through a single portal. How many ex colleagues have perhaps uttered a brief word or two in all innocence to a person prior to or subsequent to a court appearance? With the magistracy being the most politically correct organisation and group of people I have ever encountered I would suggest at all times "mum`s the word".