Leaving the many issues on this aside, this quote from District Judge John Stobart caught my eye.
"What you put on the internet can never be taken from it and while there may be some members in this organisation who do not deserve to be protected by the law they should be able to expect that officers within the organisation will not abuse the information provided to them."
Really, I had thought that we all were deserving to be protected by the law, to be judged on our guilt or innocent by a jury of our peers? Maybe according to his words he disagrees?
Maybe this Judge has spent far to much time in the company of champagne swilling socialist New Labour politicians who believe in blank fines, thought crimes and pc style newspeak. Where a wrong word, a non pc term, a word can lead to the social ostracising of a person.
That a Judge can say that he feels there are people who are not deserving to be protected by the law is frightening indeed.
The basic concept of our justice system as flawed as it at times is that we are all innocent until proven guilty and all deserving of protection by the laws of the land.
If he feels that way maybe he should consider converting to Islam and taking up judging in a Sharia court, or moving to some repressive dictatorship in Asia or Africa where justice is rubber stamped by the local dictator.