Monday 22 August 2022

Fight Them On The Beaches

Several people have been in touch to say that it is not illegal to dump raw sewage into the rivers and the sea, because MPs, including one who was now a Labour frontbencher, had infamously voted down an amendment to ban it.

But I refuse to believe that there is no law that could possibly be invoked against what amounted to defecation into our waters, and thus onto our riverbanks and our beaches. You would be breaking the law if you let a dog do that.

As soon as the Criminal Bar Association had won its strike, as it must, then we all need to get on with this. Even if trade unions or others had to bring private prosecutions.


  1. Labour did vote for this amendment at the time, but I know I'm clutching at straws.

    1. You are. It now includes an MP who voted against it, and it has no policy of implementing it.