Can we copy this to send it to our local MPs?
Sure, be my guest.
If our back bench MPs are aware that they are under scrutiny by their electorate, they might actually start to read legislation before they vote on it and may ask their leaders why the buggery bollocks they are not allowed to read all the information relating to it?
I sent this to my local MP, Simon O'Connor:
As you are my electorate MP, I was wondering if you would be able to answer a few questions I have about the passing of recent legislation regarding payment to family members of disabled people.
1) I understand that funding was part of the budget but what was so important about this legislation that it had to be passed under urgency?
2) Don't you think that legislation which has wide reaching effects for those involved especially in limiting their rights to legal recourse should be debated thoroughly by the standard legislative process?
3) Had you read the regulatory impact statement before you voted it into the law?
4) Did it concern you that large amounts of it had been redacted and you had to vote on it with only part of the information?
5) Could you explain the reasons why such large parts had to be redacted? Or could you put me in touch with someone who can?
It will be interesting to see if I get a reply.
If I was presented something to put my name to that had huge amounts it blanked out but was still legally binding, I'd ask some pretty pointed questions about it. Why on earth did MPs vote for legislation that they couldn't read? It leads me to wonder if most MPs actually read the legislation they are passing or are they just told which way to vote by their masters? It's really really scary.
I think the Minister maybe confusing the word "age" with the word "shower". Maybe he was trying to say it was the end of a golden age? I'm confused.
From the Telegraph website:
The BBC also made an embarrassing gaffe on its news mobile website on Monday afternoon, announcing that Baroness Thatcher had died “following a strike” rather than a stroke.
For those interested in doing it themselves, the latest edition of The Shed magazine has a lot of information about converting a car to battery power. http://www.theshedmag.co.nz.
Disclaimer: Before I conveniently forget, I write for the magazine.
Oh, behave. :-)
You started it!
I so appreciate this outlet for discussion and creativity that has the ability to stimulate healthy debate without descending into the petty abuse that seems to dominate most web based forums.
Done, you handsome devil.
Germany has the tax/rate money to afford massive recyling plants and education and collection programs, along with (probaby more importantly) the population density.
We could have recyling plants and education and collection programs if we wanted them.
The fact is that we don't want to put a price on our pollution. We are told it is too expensive to recycle properly, packaging taxes will increase inflation and making manufacturers take back their products when worn out will cost jobs.
We just want our tax cuts so we can buy our flat screen TVs and throw our CRT screens on the verge for someone else to take care of.
If it costs a few extra cents per dollar on our taxes and a few over-geared farmers to go broke to clean up our environment for our kids, then that's what it costs.
that’s what this site is all about, isn’t it? Silencing people you don’t like. ;)
Wow! With just two words, you silenced him with a Greg Johnson ear worm. That will teach him for messing with the Russ.