November 25, 2008

Hain’s Law

I always wondered how anyone could have come up with a system as complex and convoluted as the LCO system, and always doubted that Peter Hain could have come up with anything remotely original in any case.

Well now, thanks to Dafydd Idris Edwards, the mystery is solved – the LCOs are simply a rehash of something originally developed for Ireland more than 500 years ago, known as Poynings Law.

Well we all know how that ended up…….

Update - A good description of the current arrangements is given here:

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