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, 20 April 2017
EX CHAIRMAN OF BRADFORD BENCH CASTIGATES APPEAL COURT
Ms Carroll is a wise and experienced individual. There are many more of her ilk active and retired. More of them should speak up when the situation demands. Justices of the Peace are told that they are full members of the judiciary (junior branch). But they are a race apart. They are volunteers with incomes derived outwith the MOJ. They are often experienced professionals or tradespeople in their own right. Yet they are treated as little better than school children by the authorities in their ivory tower in Petty France controlled by an increasingly reactionary Ministry of Justice which appears at times more interested in its press releases than common sense in trying to remember when the British justice system was held in such high regard world wide. Would that were the case now notwithstanding the opportunities afforded by Brexit.