Monday, September 18, 2006

The Great Repeal Act

Each year backbench MPs have a ballot and the winners get to propose a new piece of legislation.

This has always seemed a bad idea to me. It would be much better if the succesful MPs won the chance to repeal a piece of legislation.

Now everyone can have a go:
Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats are proposing a Great Repeal Act to sweep away unnecessary laws.

"We need a single act to roll back a generation of illiberal legislation and illiberal regulations; a single act to dismantle the apparatus of authoritarianism that has been forced on the nation," says Nick Clegg.

Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats have identified a list of the top ten laws we don't need, but you can also submit your suggestions, whether they are for a small piece of annoying detail, laws that have been overtaken by events or laws that were never a good idea.

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