Now I ask you, would Judge John Deed do this? I wait with baited breath to find out what Justice Smith’s message is. I hope its something like – “You may not have plagarised, but you got to admit you’re a jammy bastard”.

I hope it sets a precedent too: in cases which are dismissed due to irregularities in the evidence, the judge could write a code such as the following:


Who’d bat an eyelid?