To stop the law abiding having a criminal record.
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.