Monday, July 13, 2015

Sense of Proportion Needed

This Piece of nonsense is the kind of thing that a case hardened old Sergeant could have sorted out with some choice words of advice in a quiet corner of the canteen.

Put this case in front of any Bench that I can imagine, and it would have conditional discharge written all over it.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Home Again

We are just back from a short stay in Picardie, by the Bay of the Somme. It was interesting to pass through Calais, which has been on TV most nights for the last week or two. As we left, finishing touches were being put to tall fences, topped with razor wire along several miles of the access road to the docks.

Groups of young men, presumably migrants, were to be seen near the lorry parks, but there was no sign of the police.

In the CRS France has some of the most effective riot police around, but they are presumably hamstrung by the impossibility of deciding what to do with the migrants once they are in the bag, as are Kent police.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Legal Aid - A Look At The Reality

This article goes some way to correct the continuing untruth that criminal defence lawyers are little better than their clients.