Regulatory Reform Bill

#1
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,6-2040625,00.html

The extraordinary Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill, currently before the House, gives ministers power to amend, repeal or replace any legislation simply by making an order and without having to bring a Bill before Parliament. The House of Lords Constitution Committee says the Bill is “of first-class constitutional significance” and fears that it could “markedly alter the respective and long standing roles of minister and Parliament in the legislative process”.
Amazing how this little number is being slipped in under the radar, eh? Who would have thought that Blair would subvert the democratic process in this way?

Thank you labour voters -- this is what you voted for. :evil:

Neue Arbeit is becoming a more and more apt moniker by the day...
 
#4
The House of Lords should chuck it out. As it isn't a manifesto committment, there is no excuse to use the Parliament Act. Any ping-ponging will lead to greater scrutiny and the Deranged Leader has little enough Parliamentary time as it is.
 
#5
Heres an interesting little snippet from that paper.

5) An order under section 1 may bind the Crown.
Nice complicated document with loads of "section 292(6) and (7) with the reference in subsection (1)(b)(ii) to (c. 46)," thrown in to make it nice and spinable...
 
#6
'kin 'ell! 8O
 
#7
What do you expect from a government of leeching lawyers.
They are making laws now that they will be making money finding loopholes in for the next 100 years.
 

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