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, 19 December 2016


The government has just published its response to the recent Justice Committee`s Report on the Role of the Magistracy.  Readers can make up their own minds on these and can decide inter alia whether their conclusions enhance or diminish the concept of an independent local representative judiciary serving its fellow citizens and therefore the likelihood or otherwise of its retaining its unique position in our society. A crit from the Law Society Gazette might assist.

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