Scotch Law - Trampling On Rights
In Scotland, a new statutory offence of "communicating indecently" will criminalise those who send malicious and unwanted sexually offensive e-mails and texts, as well as other verbal and written messages.
So presumably if I blog "Fuck you, Jimmy" I am guilty, oh well it was only free speech after all..
A new bill unveiled yesterday proposes a crackdown on "sex tourism", with Scottish law-enforcement agencies empowered to investigate and prosecute any adult who has intercourse with a child overseas.
So the Scottish Raj has imperialist thoughts - if an act is illegal in a country then it is illegal, but the age of consent varies from country to country. It seems they want to impose Scottish law on other countries. If for instance I went to the Faroe Islands - to pick an example at random from Wikipedia, it appears I could bugger a fishy-smelling blubber-eating 15 year old to my heart's content and all they would say is "Den, som har samleje med et barn under 15 år, straffes med fængsel indtil 6 år." But when I sailed back to Glasgow I could be arrested.
And when it becomes illegal for a 20 year old to buy a drink in Scotland, will it become illegal for young Scots to buy a drink in London?
Oh well, it was only the rule of law and recognition of national sovereignty, and who cares for that as it "is for the children".