I really do think the Courts and law are out of control - heading to the American system of suing everybody for everything.
But also the last bastion of societal imbalance with over 80% of the c.150 High Court judges from the Eton/Oxbridge circuit and having done little beyond law degrees and then law practice. And a similar imbalance in the rest of the legal industry.
No doubt topping up costs with suing people for clearing snow from their driveway and drink-driving loopholes and so on.
UK courts are notorious for incompetence and libel tourism too. I'm dealing with a legal case with the GlickQC fraud of fake costs - but a refusal to provide them to the bar regulator etc. Exactly the kind of fraud highlighted in the Clementi Review of failing courts.
One of those dismal fraud-but-not-fraud/no-fault cases it seems.
And as with TDC the Police shuffling their feet and refusing to get involved or the reports I'm hearing at Kent Police of ongoing reduction crime figures by declaring no-crimes. In effect reducing workload, distorting crime figures and privatisation of justice through an unregulated legal system.
We're simply not jailing enough crooked lawyers and barristers and judges and providing far too much control through closed courts and lack of a jury system.
I am horrified at the Cllr Driver gagging Order by TDC over the notorious Pleasurama corruption for Kent's largest seafront development.
As with Leader Carter we seem to have council silence for governance for the construction industry not the public. Retail Parks and Business Parks and Car Parks but not Park Parks.
And again Kent Police shuffling their feet.
Here's my letter to WRose at SharpePritchard the TDC lawyer funded by us:
I understand you are responsible for the above gagging Order by Judge Warby in The High Court by Thanet District Council? And writing to the local bookshop owner twice for blogging on the Pleasurama corruption issue?
Do you have a copy of the TDC CEO witness statement as I understand the gagging Order was issued solely on that and in a closed court?
Also an FOI copy of your costs to TDC.
It also seems your Order is incorrect in that it cites a gagging of Cllr Driver and The Gazette newspaper - the latter I understand was not gagged?
I also understand Cllr Driver was chased down the High St by council staff on foot and then in a van(!).
I am not aware of any councillor approving the documents as secret and only to be issued in a closed meeting.
I'm standing for Parliament with the Pleasurama corruption and tax haven as a manifesto issue (the BVI tax haven corruption and cliff safety issues around Pleasurama) so am unclear how an elected councillor is unable to discuss the £41M valuation (if it is that) or the local newspaper or politicians or police?
Can you advise as this seems an outrageous abuse by TDC and the High Court: I cannot see how Warby can remain in the role by issuing legal turds such as this. He seems as incompetent as Glick QC.
Yours etc, Tim Garbutt
On the eve of 800 years of Britain's world-leading freedoms with Magna Carta next year, we have crooked and clogged Courts and prisons to overflowing there seems little oversight of what the Courts are doing. Even gagging free speech in the Press.
And could you ever imagine any Councillor being chased down the High Street by council staff for having council documents? Especially with FOI and especially for Pleasurama?
And silence from our sheep-councillors and sheep-MP's.
Disgusting. Disgusting. Disgusting.
Time for Change www.votegarbutt.co.uk