A few questions, please, Mr. Cameron…


In England, the recent general election has resulted in a party coalition between the Tories and the Lib Dems. In my opinion, point #10 of their coalition programme is pure genius.

10. The parties agree to implement… a new mechanism to prevent the proliferation of unnecessary new criminal offenses.

Okay….I have a few questions about this.

1. What is an unnecessary criminal offense? Perhaps more importantly, what is a necessary criminal offense?

2. What mechanism could possibly succeed in preventing the proliferation of the aforesaid criminal offenses where the police force has failed?

3. Would these criminal offenses happen to refer to the trampling of liberty by England’s political leaders? Or is that what you’d call a necessary criminal offense?