A Fresh Canvas

So many of the almost 3,500 laws affecting civil liberties and introduced during the past three terms of the labour government seem to be pieces of an almost sinister jigsaw of control over freedoms by the state that it might make more sense wiping the slate clean, repealing all these laws and establishing a new mode of law introduction a key element of which involves 'the people' having the final say in whether a law is passed or not. A final 12-man/woman jury to vett the wisdom of the politicians and judges who, with all due respect, often operate, live and function far from the real world on the streets of London's Kilburn or Camden, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, Arbroath, Plymouth etc.

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So many of the almost 3,500 laws affecting civil liberties and introduced during the past three terms of the labour government seem to be pieces of an almost sinister jigsaw of control over freedoms by the state that it might make more sense wiping the slate clean, repealing all these laws and establishing a new mode of law introduction a key element of which involves 'the people' having the final say in whether a law is passed or not. A final 12-man/woman jury to vett the wisdom of the politicians and judges who, with all due respect, often operate, live and function far from the real world on the streets of London's Kilburn or Camden, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, Arbroath, Plymouth etc.