Monday, 19 July 2010

Your Freedom

The HMG Your Freedom website is a beacon for disingenuousness and contradiction - so it thus becomes yet another example of politic-speak.

The Home Page exhorts the public:
"We want to restore Britain’s traditions of freedom and fairness, and free our society of unnecessary laws and regulations – both for individuals and businesses.........It’s time to have your say. After all – it’s your freedom."
Excellent innovation one would say, but then clicking on 'About the dialogue' at the foot of the home page one reads:
"Please understand that we won't able to respond to ideas that relate to laws and regulations that are outside the remit of central government – including those that fall under the jurisdiction of Europe, devolved administrations or local authorities."
Setting aside the areas that are subject to EU Directives and Regulations can hardly leave them much to repeal. Add in areas that are purely the responsibility of devolved administrations and local authorities can, presumably, only result in our MPs having to wile away the hours attending the Westminster 'watering-holes'.

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