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 ten years whilst I was active I retain it now only as a literary device no longer actually using the term JP for any other purpose whatsoever.
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Tuesday, 28 August 2018
LIVE TV WILL ALLOW JUSTICE TO BE SEEN AND HEARD TO BE DONE
One thing can be predicted with absolute certainty; the angst within the legal fraternity re live TV from courts will be seen in a couple of decades from now as parliamentary broadcasting was amongst politicians years ago. And that was based, despite the hot air of political windbags, on efforts to preserve secrecy of the goings on in a clublike atmosphere. Just as parliament exists for the functioning of our democracy and not its players so justice in the form of our courts exists similarly. Let it be seen and heard to be done.