Herald Letters on the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill

Today's Herald has a nice set of Letters on the Legislative and Regulatory Reform bill.

Here are some highlights:

Words and symbols can be designed to repel as well as attract. This is a clue to readers like Alan Sinclair puzzled by the "deathly and mysterious silence on this measure" – the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill....

...It is unmemorable and almost unpronounceable. Visually unattractive, this ugly chunk of blurb makes us yawn and turn away...

...Today, the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill offers ministers analogous powers to that of the ring in Tolkien's novel – power to act untrammelled by parliament or any other check than their own desires. Blair wants it, as do Brown, Milliband, Milburn, Clarke; which is why they do not oppose its passage. This is precisely why they are not fit to have it and must not get it...

...It fulfils perfectly the vision of Big Brother in Orwell's 1984...

For more on this bill, see the website, or have a browse of my entries on this topic

There are newspaper articles to browse here, including articles from The Observer (A dangerous lust for power), The Telegraph (Labour isn't wicked - but it's doing just what the Nazis did) and even the Financial Times! (A bill that replaces ministerial duties with divine rights)

Now is the time to act, you can write to your MP, they do reply, your letter will have extra influence in a Labour constituency . Write to some Lords, write to the newspapers. You can have your say and the time is now.