It has long been said that Britain is the mother of modern day politics, law and order.
No doubt the burglar Judge Peter Bowers recently cited as courageous would agree.
Yes, Britain is the mother of modern day politics, law and order. Which probably explains why judges and barristers dress like berks in their grey wigs and schoolmaster gowns, over paid for essentially just being book-clever and on a par with HR directors when it comes to total stupidity and total lack of respect for the public they serve.
That is not to say there aren't some extremely good legal eagles out there. If the normal person can afford them that is!
Mr Justice Eady is another one. Regularly making the hallowed pages of the satirical magazine Private Eye virtually every other issue for judgements he makes that are just unbelievable. One of his recent wheezes, the "contra mundum" is in essence a worldwide ban forever about an individual's private life.
And then if you remember back to March 1998, Lord Chancellor Derry Irvine became a figure of total ridicule and contempt when details of renovations carried out on his official residence were made public. They cost a total of £650,000, including hand-printed wallpaper worth £59,000.
This is so typical of the overpaid and out of touch judiciary in the UK. No wonder court cases cost so much with idiots like these handing