The Liberal Democrats are having a good idea…
Posted by rantingkraut on November 20, 2006
… and it is actually liberal. This surely doesn’t happen often, and it hasn’t received the publicity it deserves. Nick Clegg and some of his comrades are proposing a Freedom Bill to undo the worst damage of New Labour’s legislative frenzy to date and some conservative party mistakes as well (such as removing the right to remain silent for example). A top ten list of laws to be abolished can be seen here and suggestions for more are invited online.
How likely this is to work is a different issue of course. Even if the bill goes to a vote and is given sufficient time it would need a lot of labour rebels. Still, it might be a good start and the idea for a single bill to right the worst wrongs in recent legislation deserves to be kept alive.
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