|David Lloyd Jones
The Law Commission
52 Queen Anne’s Gate
Ref Offences Against the Person Act 1861
The Law Commission have one of the most critical jobs in government for to the Law Commission goes the very great responsibility of not throwing out the legal baby with the bath water. The purpose of law is not to punish but to prevent crime, so the mere fact a law has not been invoked and arrests made and convictions obtained does not of itself mean that law is no longer needed and is surplus to requirements, so can be disposed of. It could in fact be evidence of the laws success.
Which constable is doing the best job the one who makes lots of arrests or the one who has so policed his beat the criminals have been driven away.
It is my belief that this very sensible piece of legislation the 1861 Offences Against The Person Act has stood the test of time and there is no point in changing a good piece of legislation just for the sake of it.
I note there is consideration being given to including the offence of deliberately infecting or being reckless of infecting some one with a serious illness such as HIV or Hepatitis, it is my belief that this is better dealt with under its own legislation rather than attempt to stitch it on to the Offences Against The Person Act. which as it stands fulfils all the requirements of good law, make it relevant and keep it simple.
It seems to me that government and lawyers are tending to over complicate things and as a result of the main guiding tenet of good law. Make it fit the crime, make it simple to understand, make it easy to apply. Some thing government seem to have lost the ability to do.
Government today want to brand those who criticize government as terrorists this will by default remove our ancient common law right to free speech in my opinion the Law Commission should be telling government that the ancient rights and freedoms we enjoy in this ancient Kingdom were bought with the blood of our forefathers and are non negotiable and non re-peal able and history shows us Kings who have attempted to remove these rights and freedoms have themselves been removed at the cost of their own lives.
I would most strongly recommend the Law Commission take a long hard look at the 2002 Police Reform Act which attempts to repeal by implied repeal the section of the 1689 Bill of Rights dealing with dispensations, which it cannot do. Which also in the new police oath apart from being politically correct gibberish removes Her Majesty’s style and honour as a fully Sovereign Queen which as you will be aware contravenes the 1848 Treason Felony Act, not forgetting it imagines Her Majesty’s death as a fully Sovereign Queen which you will also be aware is contrary to the 1351 Treason Act.
The Act of Proviso’s 1351 was designed to protect ‘s assets and it did that job very well until 1948 when the new Labour government repealed it in the Criminal Law Revision Act. Thus allowing English assets and infrastructure to be bought by multinational companies placing this Kingdom at the mercy of over greedy big business.
The Act of Preamunire 1351 was designed to keep England free of foreign laws and interference which it did extremely well until a Labour government repealed it in the 1967 Criminal Law Act allowing the imposition of foreign law and regulation into this Kingdom which has all but destroyed this Kingdoms ability to feed Her Majesty’s subjects, or run its own justice system and industry.
The repeal of these two major laws has virtually allowed the destruction of this once great Kingdom. Such is the importance of the job you do, short of the bullet ( which is getting daily more likely ) you are the nations last legal line of defence. Mark that fact well for to a large extent the Freedom of Her Majesty’s subjects relies on your doing your job not just well but exceptionally well.
Albert Burgess FSEFA