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, 18 April 2017


This report of a case at a magistrates` court in 1957 quotes the words of the presiding magistrate or "stipe"...we don`t know which.  I wonder whether such comments would pass today without reprimand from those in authority. 

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