"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Sounds Promising

The Law Commission has just published a report recommending the repeal of "at least" 1500 of Labour's laws.  They also recommend that no further crimes should go on to the statute book without Parliamentary scrutiny.
Most of the new offences were slipped into law on the say-so of quangocrats without being debated in Parliament, it found...
...Since Tony Blair came to power in 1997, the commission said, more than 3,000 such crimes had been created.

New crimes brought in since 1989 fill three volumes of the criminal law record, Halsbury's Statutes of England and Wales, taking up 3,746 pages.
All the crimes established in the 637 years between 1351 and 1988 fill only one volume.
It's too early for celebrations - there's no word yet from the government about what it intends to do about this. The report confirms what many of us have been complaining about, that quangocrats and lobbyists make the rules and our waste-of-space MPs don't do their proper job of representing us.   Shame on anyone who voted for a sitting MP without properly vetting their expenses and voting record first.



  1. I'll believe it when it happens, GV, and there are another 1500 Labour "crimes" that they haven't yet mentioned. ;-)

  2. Yipeee.

    Oh, please God, let this be for real.

    What with Pickles attacking quangos, this is good news.

  3. Have to echo what BS says GV. Also those quangos that have been 'scrapped' - where have the personnel gone? To other depts, ergo the wage bill remains the same.

    In any event there will no doubt be plenty more 'crimes' from Brussels that will replace them!

  4. Captain HaddockAugust 25, 2010

    I have to agree with Spidey ..

    Any repeal of the ludicrously unjust legislation introduced by Labour is going to be a massive mountain to climb ..

    But it can be done if the will & backbone are there ..

  5. This is good news, I hope it actually happens.

  6. Well, like I said, I'm not celebrating yet either - there's been no response from the govt or further press coverage. As Captain H says, it can be done if the will and backbone is there bit I'm deeply cynical. It's worth keeping an ear open for further news though.

  7. "If the backbone is there"

    Well, that rules out Cameron and Clegg, then!

  8. True, Spidey and it's all gone very quiet on the Grand Repeal Bill Cameron was boasting about before the election. Maybe this report will jog his memory.


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