When ordinary, decent, hardworking citizens lose their faith in the legal system and are no longer protected from persuing their legitimate activities and lives by those that they elected to orifice, then the country is finished.
Anarchy will take the place of order, and law will be the perk of a few well connected persons.
I am saddened and disgusted to see that this situation appears to be the norm in Britain these days. In the last few days we have seen a serving Prime Minister interviewed by the police again, and several of his his henchmen/women arrested by the police.
Precisely how can the people of Britain be expected to have faith in the law, if their elected leaders do not set an example?
We are without a doubt currently being governed by one of the most corrupt, and odious, governments it has been our displeasure to endure in the last couple of centuries or so.
Maybe some of you feel that the fact the Bliar and his henchmen/woman get away with what they do is of no consequence, and that if they are regularly being interviewed/arrested by the police it doesn't matter.
Think again, the system is breaking down.
Take for example the case reported yesterday of chip shop owner Nicholas Tyers and his son Lee (20). He ran the Queensgate Fisheries in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.
Some months ago they saw a 12 year old thug (a nasty piece of work by all accounts, prone to trouble making) who had spat at a customer and smashed his window the day before.
The two men did their bit for society, and law and order, made a citizen's arrest.
They put the thug in the family car, and drove him back to the shop to call the police.
Can you guess what happened next?
Was the thug arrested?
Were the Tyers commended?
Mr Tyers and his son were charged with kidnapping, and went to trial at Hull Crown Court for an offence that carries a maximum sentence of life in jail.
Finally, some six months later, the judge halted the trial and ordered the jury to clear them.
Judge John Dowse said the men had acted "reasonably", and gave the Crown Prosecution Service legal bollocking for being total wankers for taking them to court.
"I began this case asking whether it was in the public interest,
whether it should have been pressed
and the result is
it has not been in the public interest.
I raise the question of whether or not
there are far more serious cases to bring?"
The thug was only held for between two and six minutes and the evidence to support a case of kidnap was "not strong", said the judge.
Needless to say, no legal action has been taken against the thug, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in connection with the shop incident.
The cost to the taxpayers was £60K
The cost to the Tyers, incalculable
The cost to society...our liberties and freedom.
Mr Tyers has now sold the chip shop, that he ran for 10 years, and is looking for a job.
"I have faced six months of hell waiting to prove my innocence.
I have lost my faith in the judicial process.
The case should never have been brought.
When you are the victim of crime and you see the culprit
your immediate reaction is to take him to the police.
I can see why people turn a blind eye to crime
and don't bother reporting it."
Mr Tyers had been having trouble with scum bag yobs for a while, particularly this one, stealing drinks and breaking a window, which caused around £400 damage.
"This lad spat at a customer and smashed the window to smithereens.
We had a look around for him that night, but he ran away.
I didn't see him again until the next day."
He went on:
"We went back to the house rather than the police station
to call the police from there.
Nine times out of ten Bridlington Police Station is unmanned
and you have to speak to someone on the telephone.
We thought it best to call the police from home.
When we got to the shop a police car was passing
so we flagged him down and told them we had got the lad."
The Tyers found that they were now the criminals, because the scum bag complained he had not been taken straight to the police station.
Mr Tyers said:
"We were going down the police station
on the understanding we were going to make a statement as victims.
The police turned the tables on us.
I was finger printed and had my picture taken and treated like a criminal.
I felt as if I was doing my public duty.
The case has been a complete waste of time and money.
I have made four separate appearances at court and gone on trial."
Mr Tyers said the "final straw" came when his windows were broken again and he sold the business.
"All the police say when you call them is here is your crime number,
claim off the insurance."
Can anyone tell me what is now the point of our legal system and our police force?
All I can see is that it is there to protect the interests of the failed lawyer Blair and his chums in Nu Labour, such Falconer (another lawyer) etc, who use the system for their own ends.
Until Britain is rid of Nu Labour we will see the continuing decay of law and order, as the system is abused for the privileged few.
Nu Labour need to be cut out of the political body, as one would cut out a cancer.