The Gazette website reported this week on the dodgy doings of judges and magistrates contained in the Office for Judicial Complaints’ annual report. Snippets of bad behaviour gleaned from the report included one instance where an unnamed magistrate, presumably in a frightful sulk, refused to return to the courtroom to hear a case following a disagreement with bench colleagues in the retiring room. In another case, a judicial office holder was reprimanded for making a remark in a case involving a non-British defendant, about foreigners who come ‘to these shores’ and abuse British ‘hospitality’. As one commentator on the website pointed out, that’s a bit rich given the way some lagered-up UK tourists like to behave when they are abroad. What must the judiciary in the likes of Ibiza and Benidorm think of British defendants?