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.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Big Questions - And Lots Of Them

The MoJ has issued a consultation document. It isn't only exalted people such as magistrates who can reply - even ordinary people like you can chip in. If it makes you feel better, they won't take any notice of my response either. The MoJ dictionary defines 'consultation' as 'letting the little people waste their time commenting on what we are going to do anyway'.

If you can't face composing a reply to each of the dozens of open questions,comment on any one question, or as many as you like. I bet that more MoJ staffers will read this blog than the official replies that arrive.