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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, October 05, 2009

Back to School Lads

The Daily Mail, in a piece attacking Tony and Cherie Blair, who just might become President and First Lady of Europe says, under two Photoshopped pictures of the Blairs in appropriate costume,

With Tony Blair's bid for presidency he has been likened to Napoleon, with Cherie as his Antoinette

Er - doesn't the Mail have a single staffer with so much as a Grade C GCSE in History? Napoleon was a revolutionary who made himself Emperor. Marie Antoinette was not his wife, but an aristocrat who married Louis Seize and was guillotined for it in 1793.