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.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Worth Thinking About

Instead of reading the papers over the last couple of weeks I read some books, one of them 'High Society' by Ben Elton, a copy of which somebody lent me some time ago. I find Elton's TV persona irritating, but I have to admit that his track record shows he can write some good stuff when he chooses to. With Elton there is always the sense of a wagging finger in the background, but the book is a worthwhile contribution to the drugs debate. The novel sets out fairly convincingly the way in which drugs are now inextricably woven into our society, from the glossy end right down into the gutter.

Anyone out there read it?