Friday, June 10, 2022

Man may have jail term increased after calling judge 'absolute helmet'

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The Leicester Mercury wins Headline of the Day, though our judges were heard muttering about it being a story from Bolton.

There was talk of "clickbait" and tightening up the rules.


Anonymous said...

(A pedant writes….) No, I don’t think so! That image is of an American or European goddess of Justice! In England, the figure of Justice is *not* blindfolded- see the statue on top of the Old Bailey for proof. The reason, of course, was adumbrated by Mr. Justice Cocklecarrot, when he observed that “British Justice must not only be done, but it has to be seen to be believed!”

TV reporting of sensational Old Bailey trials is ruined for me when they insist on showing some foreign image instead of a proper English one.

Jonathan Calder said...

I was pleased to find one without a gavel.

Anonymous said...

In that case, Sir, you have done a good deed in a naughty world!