There\’s a proposed new law in Germany which is really, well, rather remarkable actually:
Germany\’s parliament is to debate a new law that would effectively ban displays of public affection between under-18s.
The Bill was drawn up to protect children against sexual predators. However, critics fear that it will deprive teenagers of natural experiences and the fun of adolescent relationships.
For example, a 17-year-old boy caught "fondling" someone younger would be liable to prosecution, regardless of whether he has consent.
If the offence happened in a cinema, he would be deemed to have planned the assault by paying for a ticket.
Artists and writers could face up to three months in jail if they create "realistic descriptions of sex among young people".
So that\’s Laurie Lee ready to be jailed then (yes, I know he\’s dead).
You have to wonder whether people think through the implications of the laws they try and pass.