Musings and Snippets from a recently retired JP. I served for 31 years, mostly in west London. I was Chairman of my Bench for some years, and a member of the National Bench Chairmen's Forum All cases are based on real ones, but anonymised and composited. All opinions are those of one or more individuals. JPs swear to enforce the law of the land, whether or not they approve of it. Nothing on here constitutes legal advice.
Monday, December 03, 2012
Prisoners' Votes Again
Today's Daily Mail carries a piece about the latest tinkering with sentencing that goes on to say
Mr Grayling also revealed he may be
forced to support a contentious European ruling to give prisoners the
vote when the issue comes before the Commons. He said he was in a tricky position because, as Lord Chancellor, he is duty-bound to uphold the law.
So indeed he is. So are we all. So are Members of Parliament, but you wouldn't believe it from what some of them are saying at the moment.
By the way, the piece is bylined 'Gerri Peeve'. What a perfect name for a Mail journalist!