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AGENDA21 Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:08 PM
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UK bill amounts to abolishing Parliament, warn Cambridge law professors
Six law professors at Cambridge University have warned that an innocuous-sounding bill now going through Parliament would give UK government ministers the power to abolish jury trials, place citizens under house arrest, and rewrite the law on nationality and immigration, all without Parliamentary consent. In a letter published Sunday in the Times of London, the scholars urged MPs to take another at the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill , which has already received a second hearing and could be adopted as early as next month, and "recognize the dangers of what is being proposed before it is too late." In the name of enabling ministers to cut regulations for business, the bill provides in clause 1 that:

A Minister of the Crown may by order make provision for either or both of the following purposes: a) reforming legislation; b) implementing recommendations of any one or more of the United Kingdom Law Commissions, with or without changes

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2006/02/uk-bill-a...

I always thought that the u.k was behind usa...but it seems to have moved ahead in this regard!
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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:11 PM
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1. Well, Tony didn't need to before
He had his brain-dead New Labour ideologues in droves to pass anything he wanted. Now there aren't so much of those around, and the Tories are actually acting like an opposition party. Drastic measures are needed :eyes:
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AGENDA21 Donating Member (862 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 01:48 PM
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2. The parliament hasnt exactly been effective
of late...maybe it wont make much of a difference it wont have much say in the future.
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