A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Friday, July 07, 2006

Judge in Wonderland!

Lewis Carroll knew that the English language could be usurped. He allowed Humpty Dumpty to say, in a rather scornful tone,' when I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.'

Mr. Justice Collins seems to be of like mind. Either that, or he's been got at like the weekly attempts on Judge John Deed!! In dismissing Robin de Crittenden's oral application for Judicial Review, he declared that, "the Bill of Rights does not apply to parking as parking tickets are not fines or forfeitures." Just exactly what are they your honour? Nectar Points?? He is clearly deluded and this must not be allowed to stand.

Neil Herron's excellent blog has more. If the Bill of Rights is to be traduced in this way then we know that the Blairite regime has no real desire to uphold the democratic basis of this country. Every citizen has the right to be tried in a court of law before being fined instead of summary justice being meted out by faceless bureaucrats.

The real answer to all this is to have a proper system of traffic courts where wrongdoers who are found guilty can expect a penalty that fits the crime. Giving the collection of parking tickets to semi-autonomous profit-making organisations is certainly NOT justice, Mr.Collins!!


Post a Comment