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, January 27, 2005

Judicial Softies

Those of you who read the Daily Mail or any of the other papers that take its line will know that those on the Bench, at whatever level, are slaves to Political Correctness (whatever that may be) and to a subversive liberal agenda (whatever that may be). Funny then that the prison population has more or less doubled in twenty years.

There is a lawyers' cliché that a liberal is a conservative who has been arrested, and a conservative is a liberal who has been burgled.