Today's Daily Telegraph suggests that the general public will be asked which laws they would like to see repealed. If only this were true. What are the odds that the invitation will only apply to certain laws, possibly those enacted by the last government? And what are the chances they will ignore most suggestions from the public?
I've been thinking about which law that I would like changed, and if it were to be limited to just one law, my choice would be to get rid of the legislation which abolished Capital Punishment.
All surveys over the last few years indicate that between 70 and 90 percent of the country would support this but no government even bothers to listen. With knife crime and apparently random murders now on the increase, there is no reason to believe these figures would be any different today.
And of course we would be thrown out of the EU were we to reintroduce it. This, of course, would be a bonus!
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