Can you hear it ?
It's the sound of people talking about me on the Magistrates' Association web forum.
My comments are "cheap. grubby and anon".I was a blogger before I became a Magistrate and I hope to be one well after I retire. We're all entitled to our opinions - it's just that I think it healthier to express them in public blogs like this rather in closed members-only web forums.
My blog is neither "fish nor fowl"
They wonder why on earth I had bothered to become a magistrate.
(my favourite) "I dont think I would find it easy to sit with him as a winger. Perhaps he will "mellow" as he beds in on the Bench."
On that subject, I believe the Magistrates' Association have missed a trick here. Their web forums (fora?) are utterly fascinating, even the ones that aren't taking a swipe at my little blog. Anyone who's interested in being a magistrate or understanding magistrates should sign up for an account.
Shame you can't do so unless you're a member.