Cookie Notice

However, this blog is a US service and this site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services and analyze traffic. Your IP address and user-agent are shared with Google along with performance and security metrics to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics, and to detect and address abuse.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

IoS readers vote to demolish Labour's Nanny State

Well, it hasn't taken long for the readership of the Independent on Sunday to decide that the best thing to do with thirteen years of Labour's excessive and intrusive regulationism is to bin it. Here's some of what the paper's readers have voted to throw to the dustbin of history;

  • The smoking ban provisions of the 2006 Health Act
  • Child Minding laws from 1997 onwards
  • Racial and Religious hatred Act 2006
  • Licencing Act 2006 
  • CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
  • s.117 of 2003 Communications Act not to be a Strict Liability offence (Twitter Law)
  • Charity Act 2006
  • Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 - 2009
  • ACPO's Criminal Records scam
  • s.44 Terrorism Act
  • s11 - s.14a Public Order Act

Any comment Mr Balls? Mzz Cooper? Mzz Harman?


Flyingwellie said...

It’s terrifying the amount of new laws that have been introduced under the guise of keeping us safe, which in actual fact just restrict our freedom. Will anybody in the current government do any thing about these new laws? Hardly likely, Jobs for the boys. Any way most of the laws have probably been introduced in order to obey some eu directive. (lower case intended)

English Pensioner said...

More to the point, I'd prefer to hear the views of the present government than the has-beens that you mention.

Anonymous said...

Flyingwellie - I would agree. I think the old adage that absolute power corrupts absolutely is very true. The list that Radders supplies from the newspaper article, is only a mere trifling compared to the 13 years and thousands of useless restrictive laws introduced under Labour. I just don't see enough eveidence of repeal yet. And I doubt I ever will.

Coney Island

Caedmon's Cat said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Caedmon's Cat said...

I feel desperately sorry for the Labour Party. They've worked their butts off for 13 years to construct a state to spy on and lecture every citizen, criminalizes and oppresses them with myriads of new laws, and provides further employment for social workers, diversity outreach co-ordinators, officers, administrators, NHS bureaucrats, community and educational support executives and so on. After all, an economy is built on such, isn't it?

And now those vicious, heartless nasty thugs have started to dismantle it all, and Paradise is being dismantled brick by brick. There will be untold desolation. Let's hope that Cameron, Clegg, Alexander, Gove and co leave some of it behind; otherwise the Tuscan villa and Jaguars will have to be sold, and Cava isn't as nice as the French stuff ;-)

Anonymous said...

Yes, all of this guff, should be rescinded - but will it?

No, the EU's imprimatur is all over these diktats and, the Axis of Tory and lib dhimmis, is subservient to the EU.

Nothing will happen, Dave'n'cleggover are in competition to see who can 'kowtow the most[lowest]' to Brussels.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Lists like this are exactly why the law-by-petition stuff proposed by the Fib-Dims (when safely in opposition) will never see the light of day except in a severely-limited, only-if-we-say-so, restricted version.

People just cannot be trusted - they keep wanting things that reduce the power of the Political Class.

Anonymous said...

Think Id go back further than 13years. How about binning everything since Lloyd George?

Safety in anonymity said...

Anonymous @ 20:42 :) :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

No chance.

Until the "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them" is destroyed, nothing will happen.