Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Special laws that only apply to some people are usually wrong

We live in a bizarre Britain where children are considered adult at 16 for some purposes yet treated as lesser people up to the age of 35 for things like housing benefit.

Labour in a typically confused announcement is saying that people under 25 won't have the same welfare laws as everyone else. There is a growing and alarming trend which has see special rules introduced for example for members of the armed forces.

Magna Carta as well as mentioning stuff like fishing weirs also started to establish the idea that everyone was equal under the law, but if you start having special laws that only apply to some people, that principle is undermined.

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