Post Script. One peace initiative would be for the CBA to pick a calm sensible criminal silk with a completely open brief to approach the LC or Minister directly to consider amelioration of the present position. Specifically such an individual could discuss a number of specific present injustices and how they could be addressed by further negotiation.
A second initiative could be taken by The Lord Chancellor without prejudice to his present position. After consulting with the LCJ, he could invite a well respected retired Judge to consult both sides of the profession
1) to address specific injustices
2) to consider the viability of specific alternative reforms to allow future amelioration of decided cuts.
Or he could appoint a small committee of three, eg retired Judge, senior Solicitor and distinguished lay member for the same purpose.
Further the Council of Circuit Judges could consider a careful statement of the effect on the running of the Courts of the policy of No Returns. Such a statement without taking sides could contribute to the resolution of the present position.