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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Monday, 21 November 2016
HOWARD LEAGUE AND JUSTICES` CLERKS SOCIETY
To the general reader this is another stick in the armoury of the Howard League with which to beat magistrates. Truly it is the Justices Clerk Society`s responsibility. This begs the question as to what is exactly this so called "society". It has no web site. It sits under an umbrella site The Public Affairs Company where it is described as "The Professional Society for lawyers who advise magistrates". There appears to be no public record of its activities. There is no doubt this appears to be a shadowy some might say a shady quasi committee of around twenty five senior civil servants with enormous but poorly regulated power. And as with similar such groupings it makes sure when the fan is struck by fecal matter its name and purpose remain unsullied.