Judges Sues Government over Increased Violence due to Cuts

This is another eye-opening piece Mike has posted at Vox Political. Claire Gilham, a district judge who was formerly deputy director of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, is suing the Ministry of Justice as the cuts to the police budget have led to the removal of the protection given to judges. They are now at significant risk of violence and harm from some of crims called up before them. These include death threats and hostage-taking.

She is also additionally concerned at the way the cuts also fall disproportionately on the poor, leading to a rise in claimants, who cannot afford a solicitor, appearing in the family courts.

The article’s at http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2016/01/23/whistleblower-judge-austerity-policies-have-made-courts-dangerous/

So much for Magna Carta’s clause against selling, denying or delaying justice. But then, the Tories and particularly their stooge, Chris Grayling, never believed in it anyway.

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