November 27th, 2003

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UK Sexual Offences Act 2003

Many of you, dear readers, will remember the series of polls on the Sexual Offences Bill then going through its second reading in the House of Lords.

It finished the Parliamentary process last week, and is now the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Its provisions are expected to come into force in May 2004.

You can see my quick guide to most of it here (long!), with the actual Act here (longer!)

As well as changing some of the offences, they've extended the 'sex offenders register' and if you read nothing else, read this: do not accept even a caution for a sexual offence unless you have taken legal advice and are absolutely sure you would be put on trial if you declined and would be convicted.

Let's have another poll to see if they got it right :) Collapse )
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Why ask the kissing question?

You will probably be familiar with the story where George Bernard Shaw asks a woman if she'd sleep with him for a lot of money and, on being told yes, asks if she'd do it for a tiny amount of money.

“Certainly not!” she replies indignantly. “What do you think I am?”

“We’ve already established that,” Shaw is meant to have said. “Now we’re just haggling over price!”

Well... Collapse )
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Arise, Sir...?

Following today's 'OBE me? Up yours!' story, a poll:

Poll #211351 Would you accept...

An MBE/OBE/CBE?

No, I haven't done anything to deserve it
5(26.3%)
No, out of principle, even if others think I do deserve it
9(47.4%)
Yes, I deserve it
4(21.1%)
Yes, even though I don't deserve it
1(5.3%)
Yes, but only to return it later like Lennon
0(0.0%)

A knighthood?

No, I haven't done anything to deserve it
6(31.6%)
No, out of principle, even if others think I do deserve it
9(47.4%)
Yes, I deserve it
2(10.5%)
Yes, even though I don't deserve it
2(10.5%)

A peerage?

No, I haven't done anything to deserve it
6(31.6%)
No, out of principle, even if others think I do deserve it
6(31.6%)
Yes, I deserve it
2(10.5%)
Yes, even though I don't deserve it
5(26.3%)