Thursday, June 29, 2006


Out of touch but, sadly, not out of mind

Ian Dale has posted a heads up on Ming giving an interview to GMTV's Sunday Programme centring around control orders. During the interview his Pontificatetness pontifified:

"It’s one of the great tabloid myths of the United Kingdom that judges are out of touch with public opinion."

Doesn't he even read papers in Scotland anymore? Will it be tabloids like the Scotsman which reported that "a judge sparked outrage yesterday after handing out a three-and-a-half year jail sentence to a banned driver who killed a toddler in her pushchair...The maximum sentence for the offence is 14 years."

A day later they report that "a bank manager who obtained more than £21 million in Scotland's biggest single fraud case has been jailed for ten years...MacKenzie would have been given 15 years in jail had he not pleaded guilty."

Such loyalty to the judiciary, of course, will have nothing to do with Ming being a QC....which raises some interesting questions about what QC means in these circumstances...but it would be too rude to print.

"Excuse me. Could I pop to the lavatory? I might have had a little accident."

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