Imagine

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Check this out, by Charon QC:

Imagine a country which has restricted the money paid to experienced criminal lawyers with the result that many lawyers can no longer afford to practice in the field and the quality of representation may decline as a result.

Imagine a country with over 85,000 people in jail, a country where the Justice Ministry wants yet more prisons and even considered hiring prison ships from elsewhere.

Imagine a country where the government uses the device of statutory instrument to slide controversial legislation through into law without the eyes of the public, expert commentators or members of parliament being able to see, or objective minds, to consider those laws.

There’s lots more.

3 comments for “Imagine

  1. October 29, 2009 at 10:24

    “Imagine a country with over 85,000 people in jail, a country where the Justice Ministry wants yet more prisons and even considered hiring prison ships from elsewhere.”

    the number of people in jail reflects mostly on the criminals and the ability of the state to catch them, not on the state itself

  2. October 29, 2009 at 11:01

    Interesting enough that burglars, muggers and shoplifters don’t go to prison but speeders, tax evaders and suspects of crimes do.

    The ability of the state is geared up to catch those not following it’s rules.

    The wholejustice systemon this planet seems to be a joke.

  3. October 29, 2009 at 12:51

    There is the recent report on them targetting the over 40s here as it’s a cash cow.

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