Monday, June 12, 2006

It's human rights, innit?

James Delingpole thinks that the Human Rights Act, Data Protection Act and health and safety legislation are being used as the modern equivalent of "the dog ate my homework" excuses (thanks, Dave!):

Much, then, as we would love to ascribe all our ills to intrusive, nannying, politically correct government legislation, it would seem that the law itself is only partly to blame. As much, if not more, of the damage is done by lame-brained councils, lunk-headed policemen, overprotective school teachers, and obstreperous bureaucrats who are either unable or unwilling to understand the true nature of the law.

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