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.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Déjà Vu (Reprise)

I wrote this a while back, lamenting, as is my habit, successive Government promises to introduce really tough community penalties - you know,really tough. Today's Times reports that ministers plan another go at it. Forgive my weary shrug won't you? Treasury says no.