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.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

A Little Bit Of Common Sense

It was refreshing to hear Kenneth Clarke interviewed by the usually-irritating Jeremy Vine yesterday (it's on iPlayer). Vine has a populist tabloid approach to issues, but the Justice Secretary's unflurried voice of experience prevailed, as I heard it. The usual Mailesque callers came on with the usual Laura Norder rants, but KC had the measure of them.