Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You are probably a criminal

or will be one soon.

If you live in Britain, it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid committing criminal offenses. Since the election of Tony Blair, no fewer than 3600 new criminal charges were created.

Oh yeah. The open and tolerant left.

Hey, how 'bout another ten years of Labour?



Ever tried selling a grey squirrel, impersonating a traffic warden, importing Polish potatoes or disturbing a pack of eggs without permission? If you do, you will be breaking the law. These are among the 3,605 new criminal offences created by the Labour Government since it won power in 1997 - almost one for every day it has been in office. Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne has described the plethora of new laws as 'legislative diarrhoea'.

The new offences are made up of 1,238 which were brought in as primary legislation - meaning they were debated in Parliament - and 2,367 by secondary legislation, such as orders in council and statutory instruments. Under Tony Blair, Labour introduced 160 new offences in its first year, but in 2003, 493 offences were created. Offences brought in during the past five years include:

Sell types of flora and fauna not native to the UK, such as the grey squirrel, ruddy duck or Japanese knotweed

Disturb a pack of eggs when instructed not to by an authorised officer

Offer for sale a game bird killed on a Sunday or Christmas Day


M. Alexander said...

But did they find the "God particle"?

Lucille said...

I can understand not impersonating traffic cops. But "[d]isturbing a pack of eggs without permission"? What in the world does that entail?

Chimera said...

Disturb a pack of eggs? You mean I can't check to make sure that none of them are broken or cracked before I buy them?

Pffffffft! on that!