The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Serious Stuff

This is not for everyone. It is a long and densely reasoned plea to the Prime Minister from an eminent Oxford academic asking for a reconsideration of the Government's approach to justice.

It makes sense to me, and it might make sense to you. The piece appears on the Downing Street website, and one can only hope that it will penetrate the intellectual firewall that Prime Ministers seem to acquire after a number of years in office.