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, 9 January 2017
Such changes in this country are often done by stealth incrementally. I will be surprised if routine arming of police does not become reality during the life of the next parliament.
On a lighter note I have often wondered why non sentient beings such as dogs are credited with so called "bravery". They are creatures of instinct and training yet we still have them being awarded medals or commendations. It does no harm and of course reflects well upon the trainer. Like our unarmed police this is just another typical example of British tradition; like it or not.