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New Labour and the End of Innocence

Posted by rantingkraut on January 5, 2009

Philip Johnston has some fitting comments on Labour’s decade of legislative diarrhoea:

We know there has been a tidal wave of legislation, but it is mind-boggling to discover the size of the tsunami. It is estimated that more than 3,600 new offences have been created. But even more astonishing, as Baroness Stern, a crossbench peer, discovered when she asked, is the number of these that can result in a prison sentence. Believe it or not, there are 1,036 that the official could identify. There may well be more.

It is now an imprisonable offence to allow an unlicensed concert to take place in a church hall. You can go to prison Read the rest of this entry »

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