Archive: April, 2012

Out with the old laws, in with a thousand new ones

Last week the Law Commission published new proposals for the repeal of a few hundred old laws, leading to a few hundred newspaper articles poking gentle fun at ancient road tolls and bizarre gemstone lotteries. Some writers complained about the cull, arguing that to get rid of this legal archaeology makes life bland. Quirky old […]

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Help End Homelessness

I know first-hand how hard it is for single homeless people, especially single men, to get help. I was homeless for a spell when younger, not living on the streets, but one of the countless ‘hidden homeless’ living in squats, derelict houses, and sofa-hopping, slowly exhausting the goodwill of my long-suffering friends. That’s why I […]

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