Thursday, March 16, 2006

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill

Read. Amongst the list of Acts the Government has specifically rejected from a list of proposed immune from the Act Acts?
Bill of Rights 1688
That's right, the founding document. If they get this passed, then they can, and want to be able to, amend pretty much everything by executive order.

We have to stop this bill.

Save Parliament (from itself if need be). If you haven't done so yet, write to your MP. Especially if they're a Labour MP.


Nosemonkey said...


Don't believe the nonsense about the Bill of Rights and/or Magna Carta being in any way important. They haven't been for ages - they're mere MacGuffins whose only use is to send amateur constitutionalists off down the wrong path. The REALLY concerning ones on that list are the following:

Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
Civil Contingencies Act 2004
Constitutional Reform Act 2005
Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
Habeas Corpus Acts 1679 to 1862
House of Lords Act 1999
Identity Cards Act 2006
Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949
Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005
Public Order Acts 1936 to 1986
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
Terrorism Act 2000
Terrorism Act 2006

And that's before we get on to the right to elections confirmed in the Representation of the People Acts...

MatGB said...

They're not, currently, relevent, in some ways, but in others the Bill of Rights, specifically, still stands; powers of the Executive over Parliament, immunity of MPs for prosecution over what goes on in the House, etc.

I agree that the rest are important, but, well, it's a link post, not a substantive analysis...