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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Thursday, 15 December 2016


Today`s post is all statistics; well mostly. Quarterly court info is available here. Also published today is a  50 page guide to legal aid to supposedly explain the current manner in which the statistics of this apology, for what was once a comprehensive system to offer many defendants the opportunity to have equality of arms in the courtroom, are produced.  And finally a report to explain why happy children in comfortably off loving and well adjusted families who care about their schooling are less likely to offend than others not so fortunate.

1 comment:

  1. I'm mildly tickled to note that a report about education veers with merry abandon between using "data" as singular (has, was) and plural (have, were).