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.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Me Too

Shami Chakrabarti, the director of 'Liberty' has had a good couple of years, and she has played her hand well over the recent concatenation of events that has forced policing and civil liberties to the forefront of the public agenda. Today's Times has a piece about her, and it includes this:

Asked last year what her agenda for the justice system would be, she replied: “Ensure that the Home Secretary is not allowed to legislate for five years and concentrate on actually achieving positive outputs other than by legislation.”

Wouldn't that be wonderful?