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  • Two New Crimes a Day

    In the 1,528 days that Parliament was in session while Tony Blair was Prime Minister 3,203 new offenses were added to British law … roughly two new crimes every day. In a Heritage Foundation lecture late last year Snaresbrook Crown Court Judge Inigo Bing listed just some of the effects of this over criminalization:

    It undermines the authority of the law, it can be a facile and superficial response to deep-seated social problems, and it can be over-complex and susceptible to misinterpretation by judges. This last feature can undermine public confidence in the administration of justice.

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