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, July 26, 2011


The recent atrocities in Norway, a country in which I have several friends, have been met with a quiet dignity and determination that does that small nation great credit.

Rather than ranting about revenge, the Norwegians have taken comfort from reasserting their belief in democracy and justice. That is what makes them, along with most decent British people, so special. It's called civilisation.

I am proud to be British, and I am proud to be a friend and admirer of Norway.

The values that our nations share are the best to be found on this planet.