posted by bruv
You do kmow the K and L are side by side don't you? I do proof read I just don't notice that's why my career as a proof reader never took off.Oh for Pete's sake gmc........proof read before hitting the post button.....that was painful.
True to some extent but the legal system was shaped by people standing up for themselves to defend themselves from the aristocracy that newer groups with neconomic power go on to abuse the sytem for their own benefit - it seems to be human nature. I always think the english civil war is a great example of what happens when you have an angry population that put the powerful on the back foot then invariably the prospects for an equitable society get trampled into the dirt. The putney debates make fascinating reading about what could have been and the same arguments come up time and time again.The legal system, on the other hand, arose out of the wealthy's desire to control the masses and had nothing to do with the common good, it arose completely the other way about and a lot lot earlier. No poor man ever created or imposed a law. No officer of the law ever accounted to the powerless.
You describe the state of some of the laws after the civil war, but "the legal system" is a great deal more ancient.
The first codified system of English law was written by Alfred the Great around 890. "In his introduction, Alfred explains that he gathered together the laws he found in many "synod-books" and "ordered to be written many of the ones that our forefathers observed—those that pleased me; and many of the ones that did not please me, I rejected with the advice of my councillors, and commanded them to be observed in a different way"."
It would be hard to describe those laws as protection for the common people much less for slaves. If you were wealthy you could, for instance, deliberately kill either category with impunity and then just pay the specified level of blood-money. I expect Scottish law of the same period is comparable, if anyone managed to write it down.
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OK How do you explain ?You do kmow the K and L are side by side don't you?
That's gotta be "I don't like UKIP"........hasn't it ?I onl;t like ukip
I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth
Speaking of which I see thera May is still not taking the hint.
Theresa May blocks second Scottish independence referendum | The Independent
"She could do with listening to what nicola sturgeon actually said.It would be unfair to the people of Scotland at the moment that they would be being asked to make a crucial decision without the information they need to make that decision."