There was a little story flittering in and out of the news recently.
It was a court case against a judge who, in an earlier incarnation as a solicitor had conned an old bloke [a ”friend”] out of half a million. He wanted to leave her two kids a “couple of grand each” but she upped the ante and added quite a few zeros.
She was found guilty and is due for sentencing this week.
Now as court cases go, it was dull and didn’t particularly raise a glimmer of interest.
What did catch my eye though was the news yesterday that said judge is to resign.
What the fuck?
Why the fuck is she resigning? She should be sacked along with all that goes with it! They should have marched into her chambers, given her an old cardboard box and five minutes to pack it and then fucked here unceremoniously out onto the street. Damn sure that’s the treatment I, or just about anyone else would have received. She is now a convicted criminal yet is afforded the dignity of resigning? What’s worse, I am now going to have to fork out for her not inconsiderable state pension while she languishes in jail.
I heard a fleeting mention on the news last night and they muttered something about not being able to sack her for legal or constitutional reasons. We had this fucking shit before where the gubmint couldn’t reduce judges’ salaries “because of the constitution”. All I can say is that our constitution must be in one hell of a fucking mess if it singles out judges to place them above the law or retribution.
Jayzus but it really must be a lovely job if you can get it.