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Utter piffle. Courts do not shut on Fridays for Muslims or close early on winter afternoons for Jews. Christians must realise that are now just one minority among many. The Catholics anyway now go to mass on Saturday evenings.
The court buildings are an expensive piece of capital and the land could be rented out or sold. It is the duty of the state to maximise the return on these and save the tax payer's money. A levy should be charged on al lawyers who refuse to work Sundays and given to pay extra to those who do.

Posted by Siddiqui on September 17, 2012 01:53 PM

Here is a comment I saw on Telegraph Letters*

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I'm afraid the situation regarding our criminal justice system is worse than A J H Stone describes.

The lightness in how this offender was treated was not just because of sloppy thinking and poor sentencing by foolish Judges; it was because our criminal justice system sees such miscreants as clients.

This is further evidenced by Ken Clarke’s refusal to see prison as anything else but an opportunity to reform criminals. The fact that prison gives the victims respite from these criminal’s behaviour didn’t appear to occur to him in his continued appeals for more lenient sentencing. Neither did the fact that by the time the majority of criminals did time, they were far removed from their first offence and many others had suffered as a consequence of their actions.

This is indicative of a system that sees the criminals as the clients that it is serving and has forgotten about those who *should be* the clients… the victims of crime.

In my opinion Mr Grayling has much to do. The courts are in need of root and branch reform.


As Tommy Handley said of Hitler, so the Hedgehog says of Kenneth Clarke - It's That Man Again! He should be treated with a large dose of porcupuncture.

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And as for Siddiqui wanting to destroy our weekends - the Hedgehogatollah Juje-Tighi'i has pronounced a FASWA (Arabic for 'fart') against him.

Posted by HedgehogFive on September 17, 2012 09:29 PM

Commenter Siddiqui comes across as one of those who worship not God, but Mammon.

Although his name suggests that he is a Muslim, his writing has the tone of a native British Christianophobe, descended from a Gibbon, rather than from a Great Ape as most sensible people are.

vide On Abolishing Sunday, by G.K.Chesterton.

Posted by Irish Neanderthal on September 17, 2012 09:37 PM

Listen Irish Neanderthal, if I am a Gibbon then you are a Fitzgibbon.
Irish Neanderthal is an oxymoron anyway . What a name to chose. Still your arguments match your name.
I looked up this Tommy Handley. Hedgehog must be at least 90 to want to quote him. I reply when offered a Sunday court, I don't mind if I do and can I do it now,sir. It will mean speedy justice, a right guaranteed by the European Court. Its opponents stand for the law's delay.

Posted by Siddiqui on September 17, 2012 11:56 PM
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