Regular readers will be aware that since plans for our destruction were first announced as part of the TR omnishambles, this blog has effectively been in campaigning and crisis mode with very few breaks in transmission.
Due to some nifty forward planning, careful time management and amazing technology, posting has proved possible from some surprising and unlikely places over the last couple of years, ranging in extremis from a very noisy Wetherspoons in Llandudno, to a rather large and comfortable ship in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
I suppose if I really put my mind to it, I could try posting from a smartphone in Berlin, but I just know the irritation would get the better of me and the results would not be good. So, it is with some regret that I have to leave the blog on autopilot for a week while I explore the architectural and cultural delights of a city I've wanted to visit for some time.
I hope the small army of newshounds out there keep scouring all the usual news outlets for stuff of interest, that the comments keep coming in and that you remember to tune in again when I return and try and pick up the threads of the latest twists and turns of this sorry Grayling plan called TR omnishambles.
Remember - there are no monitors, so you are all trusted to be good and look out for each other, but Joanna Hughes has kindly agreed to try and calm nerves should the need arise. So although it's auf wiedersehen, while I'm away you might be interested in the following ebook just published and consisting of the material from 58 bloggers writing about the cuts in legal aid. It can be downloaded here for free.
A heartrendingly passionate, unique, often amusing yet clinical dissection of a justice system as seen through the eyes of as disparate a group of people as you could imagine. From legal professionals to prisoners behind bars. Media figures, political activists and tech-savvy hackers, to a 12-year-old girl.
A story of hope and of what happens when a group of people stand up for what they believe in and hold a torch to the darkness a government creates when it prepares to sell the soul of a nation to the highest bidder.
It is media rich, containing many relevant documents, submissions, articles, letters, video and audio recordings, key events, speeches and protests. It provides the only complete - as far as it is possible to be complete - account of theSave UK Justice campaign and the events that led to the formation of the Justice Alliance.