Re Mr. P. G. Williams’ letter. Last July I suffered the indignity of being “radar-trapped” in Gretna, admittedly while doing 44 m.p.h. in a restricted zone. In November I received notice of intent to prosecute and this month the judiciary juggernaut completed full circle and coughed up my driving dicence—suitably decorated—and a request for a cash payment. While perusing the small print on the buff forms that inevitably accompany any dealings with the law of the land, I noticed that in default of payment of the fine, I could be asked to serve a term of imprisonment. You ask how we can rebel? Simple—refuse to pay the fine and go to prison. The resultant strain on the finances of HM Prison Services as thousands of “criminals” cram every available place of detention would maybe induce those in authority to think again about the advisability of random, wholesale prosecutions such as seem to be the current fashion.
David J. Pickup.
[This seems rather drastic. The farmers are drawing attention to their grievances by other methods and so far I do not think one of them hasgone to prison—E.D.]