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I am amazed that a QC, who actually makes money by acting for cyclists, should've even qualified for Legal Aid for what was clearly a vexatious prosecution.
Didn't the court and its judge understand that Mr Porter needn't cycle at all? Roads are dangerous for cyclists and traffic does get close because roads are not vast. If it's so frightening Mr Porter, stop cycling.
Now the floodgates are open for loads more such public funded prosecutions, instigated by cyclists like Porter, who don't want to put their money where their mouth is, to pursue their imagined grievances.
So the first thing such cyclists will do is contact Mr Porter to take their cases won't they? Nice work if you can get it.
Cyclists take note: The Judge could've refused his application.
We need to ensure that the Ministry of Justice doesn't allow any more of this nonsense. How could this judge have made this decision?
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