In his article he also poses the question:
"What is it that drives the legislative mania of modern governments? Will any of them really, truly commit themselves to stop frustrating the activities and livelihoods of Her Majesty's law-abiding subjects with unwarranted interference, intrusiveness and incompetence?"
Maybe it is due to the fact that MPs and governments today have so little with which to occupy their time, what with 75 per cent of our laws now being made in Brussels?
Just a thought.