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Blair's 'Frenzied Law Making' - A new offence for every day spent in office

August 14, 2006 4:09 PM

Tony Blair's government has created more than 3,000 new criminal offences during its nine-year tenure, one for almost every day it has been in power.

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary "Nothing can justify the step change in the number of criminal offences invented by this Government. This provides a devastating insight into the real legacy of nine years of New Labour government - a frenzied approach to law-making, thousands of new offences, an illiberal belief in heavy-handed regulation, an obsession with controlling the minutiae of everyday life."