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, October 16, 2010

Doesn't Look Too Good Does It?

This report in The Guardian claims to reveal leaked details of proposed cuts to the Justice budget.

There isn't much point in my saying a lot since we shall know the facts by Wednesday, but if the leak is even near accurate, the justice system faces changes that are likely to leave pretty much everyone unhappy - except for the thousands of offenders who will be let out of jail, and given (you guessed it) really tough community penalties. Where have I heard that before?