Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006. I have no problem with that and could think of many who ought never to darken the doors of a public house again (even if they will still get "tanked up" at home)! I do have a problem with this law applying to offences committed in (say) Salford but not across the River Irwell in Manchester. It applies in Doncaster but not in (say) Leeds. This local application of criminal law runs counter to the idea that criminal law provisions should apply equally to everyone no matter where they are in the country. It comes about because Commencement Order No.8 only applies this law to certain "local justice areas." This, to paraphrase Churchill, is the sort of law-making up with which we should not put! The citizen (or should it still be "subject") surely has a right to know the possible consequences of his actions or am I missing something?
Note: From 1st November, a DBO can be imposed in the City of Manchester.