As with many people, my initial reaction when I read stories like the one about MPs obtaining legal aid to fight their expenses cases, I tend to get quite annoyed and don’t quite understand how that could make any sense. I’ve just read a blog entry by Bystander, who often writes interesting pieces about his experiences as a JP, and now it doesn’t seem such a strange decision. It just goes to highlight that seeing things from a different perspective is often essential to fully understanding a situation.

I recommend The Magistrate’s Blog as interesting reading to anyone with the slightest interest in the UK Criminal Justice system.