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Anyone wondering exactly what Nick Clegg has been up to since not being elected David Cameron's fag deputy need wonder no more - he's been busy setting up yourfreedom.hmg.gov.uk.

The site is supposedly an attempt to find out what useless and unnecessary laws the public would like to see removed from the statute book. Plenty of scope for reasoned debate there, we'd have thought.

Luckily the site is already attracting some of the internet's finest minds. Impeccably reasoned and correctly spelled calls for castration of paedophiles, stopping IVF on the NHS and repealing laws forcing motorcyclists to wear helmets have all been made already.

Meanwhile, submissions supporting stronger legal rights for people who batter burglars or bugger animals are also gaining support.

Luckily the wisdom of crowds has also brought action on that burning issue of the day - necro-bestiality. Alan Penweather, who is concerned what might happen to his cat after its death, notes that while UK law bans sex with dead people there is no such law stopping people shagging unalive animals.

Clearly Penweather's concerns will have to be weighed up against Cooper23's demand that the coalition "Remove the law preventing incest and bestiality". We can only assume that Cooper is related to, and fancies, some animals.

To be fair the site does seem to be popular - we assume that's why it's crawling between pages right now.

Presumably the site replaces the e-petitions service, currently suspended, which used to be the website government mainly ignored when writing legislation.

Get involved yourself here.

In other news it would be hard to make up... Tony Blair is to be awarded the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal. He is presumably an example of someone who has "strived to secure the blessings of liberty to people the world over".

That's the same Tony Blair who, just to examine his local record, made David Blunkett Home Secretary, looked the other way on internment and torture and restricted trial by jury. Blair won for his work in Northern Ireland. ®

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