Most of the new offences were slipped into law on the say-so of quangocrats without being debated in Parliament, it found...It's too early for celebrations - there's no word yet from the government about what it intends to do about this. The report confirms what many of us have been complaining about, that quangocrats and lobbyists make the rules and our waste-of-space MPs don't do their proper job of representing us. Shame on anyone who voted for a sitting MP without properly vetting their expenses and voting record first.
...Since Tony Blair came to power in 1997, the commission said, more than 3,000 such crimes had been created.
New crimes brought in since 1989 fill three volumes of the criminal law record, Halsbury's Statutes of England and Wales, taking up 3,746 pages.
All the crimes established in the 637 years between 1351 and 1988 fill only one volume.
You can have this for good measure too. It's a reminder about who have been the muppets here - clue: it wasn't Mandelson and it wasn't the Labour govt if their near-30% support is anything to go by: