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February 23, 2006

The Abolition of Parliament Bill

As we know the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act allow Minsters to enact or alter or abolish just about anything they choose without that tiresome process of actually dealing with Parliament.

Wonderfully democratic of course.

RightLinks is running a series of pieces on it including a little list of questions to ask any Nu Lab would be dictator it might be your misfortune to come across.

An interesting list, worth looking at, and I’m told that one of them will be thrown at the panel on Question Time this evening.

There’s one I would actually add to the list though. As PJ O’Rourke pointed out, there are times when the appropriate question is:

"What the Fuck? I mean, what the fucking fuck?"

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Tar, feathers, rope.

Posted by: P. Froward | Feb 23, 2006 4:21:06 PM

Ah well, never mind, democracy was rubbish anyway...

Posted by: N.I.B. | Feb 23, 2006 5:22:21 PM

Oh Christ. My blood pressure will go through the roof as soon as the New Labourite starts babbling on about this being a mere tidying-up exercise...

Posted by: Andrew | Feb 23, 2006 6:54:21 PM

In a thousand years of evolving parliamentary democracy we have never needed a law like this (in fact we have had at least one civil war/revolution to stop this sort of behaviour in our rulers). So can someone, preferably from outside of the NuLabour machine, please give me just one good reason as to we need one now?

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Even if the current regime is benign (big leap of faith, but let's be charitable for the sake orf argument), don't they see the God aweful weapon they are placing in the hands of future governments? Bearing in mind that future governments will not all be NuLabour clones and will almost certainly be nasty from someones point of view.

I've always known NuLabour were a bunch of self-serving frauds, but now I'm finding it hard to decide whether they are complete morons or absolutely evil. Whatever the answer, getting them out of office asap should be every decent person's priority now.

Anyone care to join me in the Isle of Thanet Liberation Army?


Posted by: The Remittance Man | Feb 24, 2006 7:38:27 AM

Has anyone else noticed the degree to which this models British government structures on those of the EU?

I sort of anticipated this last March - see here (perhaps one for the Britblog Roundup, plug plug)

Posted by: Andrew McGuinness | Feb 24, 2006 9:12:21 AM

Does anyone know the phone number for the CIA? I reckon it's time to have one of those Orange Revolution thingies in Parliament Square and apparently they're the chaps to call to get flags and t-shirts printed in a hurry (at least according to my contact at the Tinfoil Hat chapter of the Conspiracy Theorists Club).

Having watched the news during the Ukrainian bash it all looked rather jolly with lots of pretty girls, outdoor cooking and free music. It certainly appeared to be more fun than the civil war Mr Blair seems to be intent on provoking.


Posted by: The Remittance Man | Feb 24, 2006 1:05:19 PM