Sheriffs in Edinburgh have lost their battle to rejig the pecking order of a traditional procession which signifies the new legal term.
The row over legal protocol of the annual Kirking of the Judges saw sheriffs boycott Tuesday's ceremony.
Each year, judges, sheriffs, and advocates make their way from the Supreme Court to St Giles Cathedral. Traditionally advocates follow judges in the walk, but this year sheriffs wanted to move up the rank. They attend the service to be blessed for the new legal session. This year the Lord President ruled the status quo should be retained prompting the sheriffs boycott.
My first question would have to be, why are we still indulging in this pish in the 21st century? These fuckwits will all be on a lot more than £100k per year, many earning more than the First Minister and indeed the Prime Minister. Their intellectual capabilities are well displayed by that twat with the ridiculous sideburns, who was the Rangers F.C. Director. He is earning nearly £500,000 per year, most of it from us in legal aid payments. I better not mention the fucker's name in case he sues me!
Instead of worrying whereabouts they're placed on the church parade, they would be better looking into the injustices which go on in Scotland on a daily basis, one of the most appalling being the 'Holly Greig' case or maybe holding a judicial revue into why thousands of square miles of Scotland's territorial waters, have mysteriously become part of England's. If you stand in St Andrews and look out to sea, those are English territorial waters. Get it sorted, you Jennywillox!