I return from lovely Venice in a serene frame of mind. I then open 'The Times ' to see more MOJ lunacy .It paid £4.5 million to taxi drivers in a year to move prisoners around .
The prison service spent £5m in moving the police killer between Preston prison and Manchester for his recent trial. It would have made more sense to hold the trial at Preston prison but it was not secure enough ( except to hold the killer there every night of course).
The SFO is employing the excellent Slaughter and May firm to defend the action for damages brought against it by the innocent Tchenguiz brothers. The SFO is also using 35 (thirty five ) barristers to help with disclosure and appears to be in breach of orders or so the Judge intimated. Does Mr Grayling know about this ? Did Slaughters beat Serco and Stobarts in the tender ?