Thursday, 4 February 2010


Anyone know any more about this -below- and about Mrs Justice SlotGob's judging job, generally - how often she finds time to sit, what with rimming the rich and famous on their yachts and everything. Mrs WOAR, perhaps?
From Bless me, Father for I have spinned.

Blessed are the Peacemakers said...
Complaint after Cherie Booth spares religious man jail

A secularist group has lodged an official complaint against Cherie Booth QC after she spared a man from prison because he was religious.

Shamso Miah, 25, of Redbridge, east London, broke a man's jaw following a row in a bank queue.

Sitting as a judge, Ms Booth - wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair - said she would suspend his sentence on the basis of his religious belief.

The National Secular Society claims her attitude was discriminatory and unjust.

'Acceptable behaviour'

Inner London Crown Court heard that Miah, 25, of Redbridge, east London, went into a bank in East Ham and became embroiled in a dispute with Mohammed Furcan about who was next in the queue.

Miah - who had just been to a mosque - punched Mr Furcan inside the bank, and again outside the building.

Ms Booth told Miah that violence had to be taken seriously, but said she would suspend his prison sentence because he was a religious person and had not been in trouble before.

She added: "You are a religious man and you know this is not acceptable behaviour."

The National Secular Society has complained to the Office for Judicial Complaints, suggesting that Mrs Blair acted in an unjust and discriminatory way, and suggesting that she might have treated a non-religious person less leniently.


amicus curiae said...

She would have to sit a minimum of 20 days a year in order to retain her Recordership.

She is one of many useless barristers given silk and part-time judicial posts in order to make the Bar and the judiciary look less white-middleclass-male-dominated. They are obviously only giving her chickenfeed to do, and she can't even do that properly.

call me ishmael said...

Ah, that explains it, thank you, always wondered about that; just a wee, tokenisticfeather in their caps, then. Or wigs.

Still, seems odd that their proper Lordships aren't muttering about her book-promotion tours and her generally shameless money-grubbing.

forthurst said...

To my mind the problem is that so many people are trying to follow the Frankfurt school rulebook without being aware of what it is they are actually trying to obey; thus as an approximation they take their gut instinct to a situation and then do the opposite. It is only very few dedicated adherents who know what they are trying to achieve, namely, the total destruction of Western society through third world immigration, the destruction of education, the process of punishment/reward across the board etc.

Here is a good example from the US:-