Sunday, July 3

The Sunday Quote -117

The Sunday Quote:
'' Journalists who claimed that the Queen's Speech 'broke the record' by proposing only 45 new Bills should be sent on a beginners' course in how our country is now governed........
.......... most of our legislation no longer needs to be discussed by Parliament. It is issued as statutory instruments or ministerial edicts. Since 1990 the number of those has soared, so that they now average 3,400 a year...........
............. it also now includes many of the more onerous and far reaching laws going onto our statute book, notably the hundreds of regulations required each year to implement legislation from Brussels (even 10 of Blair's new Bills are EU related).''
''Christopher Booker's Notebook - The Sunday Telegraph 22 May 2005

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