The BBC Today programme called for a vote on 'Which
law should be tossed into the dustbin of British history?'
There were two rounds. The first one was open to any suggestion, the
second round was limited to the Acts that had received most votes. I
voted initially for the Terrorism Act, and then for the Serious
Organised Crime and Police Act.
This is a sorry result. Apparently the Countryside Alliance has done an
effective but futile lobbying. Pro-hunt activists are
as well by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (SOCPA). Section
110 enables the Police to arrest anyone for the most minor offence and
Section 132 outlaws protests without police permission within 1 km of
More communication and education is desperately needed. Be pro-active.
Act to reclaim some of our civil rights.