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, 3 July 2017


Chris Grayling barely had time to arrange his desk when taking office at the MOJ when he began planning the selling off of the National Probation Service.  Whether one considers or not that this action has led to more or less so called efficiency ie reduced recidivism at a cheaper price, today figures are published for those interested enough to decide for themselves.


  1. You didn't mention Mr Graylings Criminal Court Charge nor the famous ban on sending books to prisoners

    1. Thanks for your comment but look at post 22/10/2015........That and many others refer to the criminal courts charge