The “Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill” is going through Parliament virtually on the nod.
This bill gives Ministers and their lackeys the ability to amend, replace, or repeal existing legislation without reference to Parliament and even worse can create new new criminal offenses as long as the sentence is not more than 2 years.
“More worryingly, the minister involved can amend any existing legislation; nothing is protected. So, as was pointed out in The Times by 6 law professors from Cambridge, a minister could abolish trial by jury, suspend habeas corpus (your right not to be arbitrarily arrested), or change any of the legislation governing the legal system.”
Never mind Jim Murphy MP says “I give the House clear undertakings, which I shall
repeat in Committee, that the orders will not be used to implement
highly controversial reforms.” so thats all right then!
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