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, 13 January 2016


On Monday this week Michael Gove took himself to the judicial coal face. He was an observer at Highbury Corner Magistrates` Court in north London. I wonder if HMCTS had prior notice?  I hope he didn`t limit himself to being a spectator where the District Judge was presiding.

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