Local Authority Invasion of Private Homes

I understand that local authorities now have powers to enter my home using many new laws as an excuse.  (Unsure of the precise number, maybe over 50.)  Bearing in mind those wielding such power can be over zealous, lacking in balance and common sense and just plain stupid the householder is vulnerable.  Such laws need revisitng, the local authorities are in place to provide services, for which the taxpayer pays heavily, they are not in place to boss us around.

Why is this idea important?

I understand that local authorities now have powers to enter my home using many new laws as an excuse.  (Unsure of the precise number, maybe over 50.)  Bearing in mind those wielding such power can be over zealous, lacking in balance and common sense and just plain stupid the householder is vulnerable.  Such laws need revisitng, the local authorities are in place to provide services, for which the taxpayer pays heavily, they are not in place to boss us around.

Scrapping Some Criminal Offences

I believe that New Labour has introduced over 3,000 new criminal offences.   3,000!  The ten commendments is a sound tenet, perhaps basic and in need of a little expanding.  I can think of murder, manslaughter, grevious bodily harm, robbery, now I am struggling but 3,000 is just plain daft.  So many criminal offences has not made us safer, it has succeeded in making criminals of the law abiding.  The police and other authorities have used the excuse of such silly laws to bring silly prosecutions so clearly we need a bonfire of these laws.

Why is this idea important?

I believe that New Labour has introduced over 3,000 new criminal offences.   3,000!  The ten commendments is a sound tenet, perhaps basic and in need of a little expanding.  I can think of murder, manslaughter, grevious bodily harm, robbery, now I am struggling but 3,000 is just plain daft.  So many criminal offences has not made us safer, it has succeeded in making criminals of the law abiding.  The police and other authorities have used the excuse of such silly laws to bring silly prosecutions so clearly we need a bonfire of these laws.