May 04, 2006

Abolision of Parliament

It looks like New Labour is going to have to wait a little longer before it can abolish parliament, it is apparently set to back down and allow some amendments to this terrible peice of legislation:
The public administration committee, a powerful panel of MPs, had said the powers were "entirely disproportionate" and demanded "real restrictions" to be included.

Mr Murphy, tabling the changes, said: "We have tabled amendments that put beyond doubt that this bill will deliver our better regulation agenda and nothing else.
However this wasn't the first time New Labour have shown themselves tired of that nasty little thing called Democracy (see the Civil Contingencies Act) and it won't be the last, their authoritarian instincts are just to strong. Take the recent Home Office fiasco. Instead of dealing with the problem at source, that is finding a solution for the Home Office and it's unaccountable civil servants, they decided that the best thing was to distract people by proposing to remove trials and turn the police officers into judge jury and executioner, litterally if you look a bit foreign.


Blogger The Pedant-General said...

I think you mean "AboliTion" dear heart.

Toodle Pip!

4:28 pm  

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