Laws a plenty to keep us in line

The carrot and the stick

The carrot and the stick

A while ago I wrote about how I felt that The Labour Party spent most of their time legislating to get things in the order they wanted. In the world of carrots and sticks this would be the stick.

Today, Lord Phillips, formerly the UK’s most senior judge, has criticised the government for introducing a “ceaseless torrent of legislation.”

The Liberal Democrats have calculated that Labour has introduced over 3,600 new criminal offences since they came to power in 1997.

Do you see why it feels like a stick? I don’t know about you, but I would struggle to think of 3,600 criminal offences. I’ve probably broken a law writing this!

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