Thursday, 30 July 2009
Law What Is it Good For
Today Debbie Purdy is awaiting for a decision from the Law Lords on whether her partner would be prosecuted when she decides to end her life when it becomes intolerable.
For all the moralising by the Church and the State, Debbie Purdy's Life is her own, it does not belong to the State or the Established Church. For her partner to be with her on her final journey to Switzerland, is surely not a crime but an act of compassion and love.
Today Andre Power is in the High Court, when Treasury Solicitors will argue that the Civil Service is not responsible in Law for the negligence and incompetence of its employees. A two tier legal system will come in today if he loses as it will enshrine in Law that you cannot sue the State for the effects of its incompetence.
UPDATE Corby Borough Council has been found to be be negligent in the way they disposed of toxic waste from a disused Steel Works, so why do the treasury solicitors think they are above the Law ?
Politics.co.uk is running with this story has the lead today. However you heard it here first folks on Old Holborn and the Libertarian Party blog !
The Police have finally realised that they are fighting a losing battle against the drug culture, as did the prohibitionists did in pre war America.
The Law is something very few of us want to get involved in, because ninety five per cent of us cannot 'afford' Justice. However the Law is imposed on us and has a direct influence on the way we live our lives. Unless we can all economically insure ourselves against prosecution. The battle between the State and the individual will be lost.