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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Poppy Month?

I posted this a while ago, and in the many comments a consensus emerged that it was entirely appropriate that those presiding or working in Her Majesty's courts should wear a poppy in the period before Remembrance Day. I choose to do so.
However....Ministers are today (October 21st)wearing poppies on TV. This is ridiculous, since there are still 21 days to go before the 11th of November. My late father served in the Army from 1940 to 1945 and I knew him well enough to be sure that he would have been disgusted at this nonsensical grandstanding that has obviously been arranged by the unlovely spin doctors who have come to dominate politics.
Have some respect, chaps. Wear your poppy (and don't put the £2 you paid for it on exes) for a week before the day. Any longer says you are an insincere poser.