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Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Great Repeal Bill

That's what David Cameron (Conservative - U.K.) has made one of his campaign themes:

In a Sunday Times interview, the Conservative leader revealed the four pieces of legislation that would dominate his debut Queen’s speech ....

The centrepiece of the Tories’ Queen’s speech, to be held within the next month if the party forms a government, would be a “great repeal bill”.

This would scrap ID cards, home information packs and dozens of rarely enforced criminal offences introduced by Labour over 13 years.

Sounds like a plan. Why hadn't we thought of that?

Alternative post title: Power Back to the People:

This vision of people power is not some pipe dream. Nor is it about rolling back the state for ideological reasons. It is because I believe that an overbearing government is crushing the sense of personal and social responsibility that is the essential element of a strong and successful society....

Government has become too big for its boots in this country. Ministers, officials, all the powers-that-be: they need to know their place, which is to serve the people, not to control them.

By George, I think he's got it. Do we?

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  1. Sounds good, but Cameron is probably more liberal than Brown. They really have nobody worth voting for in the UK.

  2. Power to the people! That reminds me of this episode of Yes, Prime Minister: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVf4Fb9g1es

  3. I like Cameron best of the three, but even Brown would be better than that BO wannabe running for the "liberal democrats" (aka progressives, UK-style).

  4. He's certainly saying the right things, which is at least a start. One hopes the Tea Party candidates boldly echo the same sentiments here.