The Legislative and Regulatory Refom Bill is getting close to parliament. I think everyone who enjoys the way the government acts now will be looking forward to a bill that gives ministers even more arbitrary power to make it up as they go along.
Here is the text of the letter I just sent to the MP for Maidenhead, Theresa May:
Dear Theresa May,
I am writing again with regard to the Legislative and Regulatory Refom Bill which is due before Parliament next week.
Despite the government having made some concessions I am still very concerned that this bill gives the government of the day far too much latitude in it's ability to change the law to suit itself.
Specifically I am concerned that, even with the ammendments, the bill would not, for example, prevent a minister from removing the right to trial by jury because it was 'a burden to the police'. We should not deliberately enact bad laws as we have far too many of them already.
I think this bill strays verges on rendering law-making arbitrary and it devalues parliament. I may have issues with our parliamentary system but if it's a choice between you lot and the whim of government ministers I know which side I stand on.
If the government wants to reduce bureacracy and streamline government it could start by reducing its own size and interfering less.
I hope you will consider my concerns when this bill comes before you.
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