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just the other day i was reading in the newspaper that a woman has been fined £50 for using the wrong dustbin liners, she has since taken this to court, to me this is just plain insane!! the government are wasting courtroom time on such a petty thing when they could put it to much better use, what do u think??
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(Original post by ~*glitter*~)
just the other day i was reading in the newspaper that a woman has been fined £50 for using the wrong dustbin liners, she has since taken this to court, to me this is just plain insane!! the government are wasting courtroom time on such a petty thing when they could put it to much better use, what do u think??
Well, that is extreme, but if it wasn't, we wouldn't hear about it.
On the whole, the justice system is correct, but trivial things like this are just ridiculous, and i don't see why it matters what dustbin liners you use within reason.
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The problem that often arises is people say who gives you the right to chuck me in a jail I'm my own person because lets be frank it's not the queen anymore because we beleieve in democracy
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Well, that is extreme, but if it wasn't, we wouldn't hear about it.
On the whole, the justice system is correct, but trivial things like this are just ridiculous, and i don't see why it matters what dustbin liners you use within reason.
exactly, there are actually people out there checkin these things
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the british justice system: right or wrong??
Now why did I instantly think this was the name of a Chris Morris TV programme?
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The problem that often arises is people say who gives you the right to chuck me in a jail I'm my own person because lets be frank it's not the queen anymore because we beleieve in democracy
Hmm... maybe the whole population of the country should vote on whether a person should be found guilty or innocent, and whether they should be put in jail?
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Hmm... maybe the whole population of the country should vote on whether a person should be found guilty or innocent, and whether they should be put in jail?
haha that would involve voting every odd second
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exactly, there are actually people out there checkin these things
But were they checking, or did they just happen to notice.
I mean, if the bin liner was bright pink and made out of titanium, well it would be hard not to notice.
And if it was made from shards of glass and stuff, then maybe they should have fined the person.
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haha that would involve voting every odd second
But it would be democratic.
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Hmm... maybe the whole population of the country should vote on whether a person should be found guilty or innocent, and whether they should be put in jail?
thats how it used to be not so long ago, to me that was fair because every1 had a say in the matter, not just the twelve sat in the courtroom
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thats how it used to be not so long ago, to me that was fair because every1 had a say in the matter, not just the twelve sat in the courtroom
True True but it would be a difficult system to manage and would be a hell of a lot of money
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bubbyyyyyyyeee I'm off for a couple of hours cya all take care xxx
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But were they checking, or did they just happen to notice.
I mean, if the bin liner was bright pink and made out of titanium, well it would be hard not to notice.
And if it was made from shards of glass and stuff, then maybe they should have fined the person.
it was because she had run out of the council issued 1 and she used her own, the ownly differences was it didnt have the local councils logo on it
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bubbyyyyyyyeee I'm off for a couple of hours cya all take care xxx
see u later xx
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I think it's amongst the best, if not the best, judicial systems in the world.

It is pretty much as separated from the executive and legislative branches of government as you can get and it's extremely rare that you hear of a corrupt judge.
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it was because she had run out of the council issued 1 and she used her own, the ownly differences was it didnt have the local councils logo on it
[FONT=Sarcastic] See. such an important difference. I mean, that makes all the difference. How dare she use a bag without the council logo on it. Well, if she was that stupid, i'm not surprised of the response.[FONT]
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True True but it would be a difficult system to manage and would be a hell of a lot of money
I know. I was just saying that democracy cannot be absolute.
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Now why did I instantly think this was the name of a Chris Morris TV programme?
whos chris morris??
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[FONT=Sarcastic] See. such an important difference. I mean, that makes all the difference. How dare she use a bag without the council logo on it. Well, if she was that stupid, i'm not surprised of the response.[FONT]
its ridiculous
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(Original post by ~*glitter*~)
just the other day i was reading in the newspaper that a woman has been fined £50 for using the wrong dustbin liners, she has since taken this to court, to me this is just plain insane!! the government are wasting courtroom time on such a petty thing when they could put it to much better use, what do u think??
Which paper was it in? Have you got a source?
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