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    How much of a waste of space (and paper) can one government be?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...ery-month.html

    Thanks to Labour, it is now illegal to swim in the wreck of the Titanic or to sell game birds killed on a Sunday or Christmas Day – eventualities overlooked by previous governments.

    Labour has made 4,289 activities illegal since the 1997 election, at a rate of about one a day – twice the speed with which the previous Conservative government created crimes.

    Gordon Brown was the worst offender, with his government inventing 33 new crimes a month. Tony Blair's administration made 27 new offences each month.

    Some of the more inventive crimes dreamt up by Labour include "disturbing a pack of eggs when directed not to by an authorised officer" and reporting the door of a merchant ship to be closed and locked when it isn't.

    Labour also introduced laws against activities which would already have been covered by previous legislation – such as "causing a nuclear explosion."

    Liberal Democrat home office spokesman Chris Huhne, who brought the figures to light, will criticise the government's administrative binge in a speech tonight.

    He will say Labour has spent 12 years "suffering from the most acute and prolonged bout of legislative diarrhoea", calling the rate of 69 new Home Affairs Bills in 12 years "staggering".
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    I was not aware that the Government had jurisdiction in international waters.
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    Why am I not surprised? :p:
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    (Original post by MazalTov89)
    I was not aware that the Government had jurisdiction in international waters.
    British Parliament has jurisdiction over British citizens everywhere. If I murder someone it's still illegal under British law, even if its in Fiji.
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    It would've been amazing is this article was written just before my exam last week..
    Good evidence to use for how powerful social groups create deviance make others' deviant... Or something.
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    (Original post by Bagration)
    British Parliament has jurisdiction over British citizens everywhere. If I murder someone it's still illegal under British law, even if its in Fiji.
    I know that, I was refering to the ban on swimming in the Titanic wreck.
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    (Original post by MazalTov89)
    I know that, I was refering to the ban on swimming in the Titanic wreck.
    Er, that's the point. British citizens can't swim in the wreck of the titanic. Doesn't make a difference that its in international waters.

    Also, it may be the case that the wreck is property of the Government, in which case they do have jurisdiction over it.
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    (Original post by Bagration)
    Er, that's the point. British citizens can't swim in the wreck of the titanic. Doesn't make a difference that its in international waters.

    Also, it may be the case that the wreck is property of the Government, in which case they do have jurisdiction over it.
    Sorry, totally misread what you read. I blame lack of sleep.
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    (Original post by MazalTov89)
    Sorry, totally misread what you read. I blame lack of sleep.
    np
 
 
 
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