Thursday, July 01, 2010

What law do you want abolished?

Yes, it may be hard to believe, but the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government is asking just that.

Now it would be too much to hope for taxes, planning laws and much much more to be abolished, but there IS a chance here to do some good.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said in today's Daily Telegraph:

"today we are taking an unprecedented step. Based on the belief that it is people, not policymakers, who know best, we are asking the people of Britain to tell us how you want to see your freedom restored.

We are calling for your ideas on how to protect our hard won liberties and repeal unnecessary laws. And we want to know how best to scale back excessive regulation that denies businesses the space to innovate. We’re hoping for virtual mailbags full of suggestions. Every single one will be read, with the best put to Parliament"

Now you may be cynical, and I am a little, but this is STILL a great step forward. Imagine anyone from the Brown/Blair regimes saying anything like this. Administrations that thrived on passing new laws to fix problems.

So it is a great chance. The website to make suggestions is here. It helps if you have a UK postcode and probably helps most to vote for the best ideas (there are many wingnuts out there and people wanting new laws passed).

So what would YOU abolish?


ZenTiger said...

Very nice.

Wouldn't be interesting if they actually listed them all, bill by bill, statute by statute, with votes and comments attributable to each, nicely grouped and organised by a multitude of categories for cross referencing.

Probably couldn't possibly read them all in a single life time, but between the entire population, they might get a good run through on some of them.

Love to see that happen in NZ.

Lawrence of Otago said...

The cynic in me thinks the government is banking that mass appathy will prevail, and that then, gives them a blank cheque to legislate anything.

There is no sign in the reports of any underlying principle in their call for action. The very fact that they are asking everyone suggests that popularity will dictate their actions or inactions.