Friday, April 02, 2010

The Old Ones Are The Best

I have commented before on the fact that the blizzard of new and often useless laws that we have recently endured has not stopped prosecutors using serviceable old laws such as the Vagrancy Act 1824 - we had one such on our list yesterday. That Act was passed nine years after Waterloo, and six years before the Great Reform Bill, yet it was used yesterday, in 2010, in London.
The language of the Act is wonderful; so much better then the prosaic tosh dished up today. Oh to be able to denounce some local malefactor as an incorrigible rogue and vagabond!
It would even make up for the fact that biscuits are about to be abolished by HMCS.


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