The Law Commission is a mysterious but amazingly potent body which seems to think its job is to weaken the laws of the land.
It is astonishing how many such bodies there are, working away like termites, deep in the ancient oak roof beams of our civilisation, helped by civil servants, kept in fees and biscuits by taxpayers who would shudder if they knew what their money was being spent on.
Its latest idea is to invent more excuses for murderers. In this case, they seem mainly designed to help women who decide to hack or burn their ‘partners’ to death (leaving them is apparently not viewed as an option), though others will also be able to claim provocation, too.
There’s obviously a politically correct motive for this. But it’s not really the worst part of it.
What shocks me is the way it weakens the whole idea that deliberately killing someone else for your own benefit is always wrong.
It also quietly spreads the idea that we now live in a more vicious society, where violent assaults spawned in rage and resentment can be allowed, especially if women are the killers.
In the end, I suspect it will be used to ensure that killing a fellow human will no longer automatically mean a ‘life’ sentence.
This will mean the final dishonouring of the promise given by the liberal elite when they abolished hanging. Don’t worry, they soothed, murderers will still get life sentences.
This was a lie when it was first said, and it has become a deeper lie as the years have passed and the ‘life’ sentence has become a sicker and sicker joke. It almost never means anything of the kind.
Now they think the public has been so completely softened up that the courts can stop pretending altogether.
When on reads about some of these murders, it appears that they were not done out of passion or self-defense, but premeditated. And yet, no one wants to talk about the bias in how they are presented in the media or judged by the courts, with the exception of people like Dr. Helen.