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Comment: Almost every word of this is wrong (Score 1) 489

by Stone Pony (#48194955) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

Legal Aid has nothing whatsoever to do with the payment of judges. It's a system for providing access to the court system for people who can't afford to do it for themselves.

It isn't controlled by local authorities. It's administered by the Legal Aid Agency, which is an agency of central government.

Local authorities have no role in running the court system, which is administered by the Courts and Tribunals Agency (also an agency of the MoJ)

The bulk of police salaries is paid centrally by the Home Office through the Police Fund, which is administered by the local Police & Crime Commissioner. The additional item in your Council Tax bill (technically known as a "precept") is basically a means by which the Commissioner can raise additional funds, subject to limits on his or her ability to increase the precept from year to year.

I can't wait for your private prosecutions against named judges. With your detailed grasp of the operation of the court system, I can't imagine how anything could possibly go wrong.

Comment: Re:Trolling is a very broad term (Score 1) 489

by Stone Pony (#48194603) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

Trident vs. Blue Streak?

The Blue Streak which was never deployed and was cancelled as a programme in 1960


The Trident that was purchased by the British Government in 1982

What would the question have been? Would it have included the 22-year gap? Would it have mentioned Skybolt or Polaris?

To spot the expert, pick the one who predicts the job will take the longest and cost the most.