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All Proposed Laws Should Attain ‘Crystal Mark’ (As per the Plain English Campaign) Before Being Added To The Statute Books

Comment 20th July 2010

I propose a requirement that all new legislation must be written clearly and in plain English so as to be be readily understood.

I also propose that existing legislation be gradually translated/rewritten into plain English until such time as all Laws are similarly accessible.

Why does this matter?

It seems extremely unjust that the laws of the land in their written form are at best daunting and at worst incomprehensible to almost anyone who hasn't spent a number of years learning how to decipher them. We are all subject to these laws and yet most people cannot understand them without the help of a legal professional.

It seems reasonable to expect that the laws set to govern and guide honest citizens should be able to be understood by the same.

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