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, 12 April 2016
CPS IS A VICTIM
The problem IMHO lies in the CPS operating what in so many words seems to be a "target" culture. We have seen such principles in public services before. The NHS was [is?] notorious for outcomes to have been distorted by such a culture. Police forces have been thoroughly discredited for such a means to an end. At lower levels of importance town councils and their employees have used the same approach with traffic management as their excuse for the imposition of all manner of restrictions and offences.
The methodology at the CPS when government has a non cabinet member as Victims` Minister is hardly likely to change in the near future. Sensible outcomes of convictions and improved efficiency will come about only when such a ridiculous ministerial post is abolished and the balance of justice is allowed to take its course without the state i.e. the CPS being deprived of funding, being sidelined, pushed, cajoled and pressurised from such sources. Indeed one might comment that the CPS itself is a victim.