Town halls could be used as courts to raise council funds and increase the speed of justice, councils have said. It was the Local Government Association (LGA) who made the suggestion for a government consultation on closing scores of courts across England and Wales.
Must we site some venues of our justice system in what ordinary people will rightly consider to be a political arena? Where are we these days, in the Wild West? Is there no ‘Ryanair-style’ cost cutting measure to which this coalition government will not stoop? Somebody call the sheriff!