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Labour MPs Join Opposition Against the Bill April 5, 2006

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Paul Flynn, Labour MP for Newport has become the first Labour MP to speak out against the "Abolition of Parliament Bill" saying, "we were misinformed" in a recent interview. The interview highlights how the Labour Government has tried to push this bill through under the guise of deregulation even deceiving it's own party.

This news comes as we learn that the much anticipated third reading will not come in the week beginning the 17th. The Government have pulled the bill and it won't seemingly be read until the week beginning the 24th. It looks as if we're winning!

It isn't over yet… what can you do?

  • You can write to your MP, telling him/her you disapprove of the bill.
  • Tell your friends about the bill and this site.
  • Distribute leaflets around your school/college, place of work or even in your local town.


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Comments

1. Dave Gould - April 8, 2006

If this Bill gets through the Third Reading Britain is doomed. The ID Stasi Act shows that the Lords will only insist on one amendment (for a few months at most) and LRRB requires several.

We need a coherent “write to MPs” campaign. Tories, LibDems & the Labour Rebels will rebel anyway. We need to target another 30 Labour MPs. No2ID has a forum for letters to/from each MP so we can see who needs targetting.

2. Phil Peter - April 9, 2006

Hi Dave,
Thanks for your comment. You say "We need a coherent "write to MPs" campaign."
Well, you (and your readers) should be aware of the Save Parliament Campaign website which is doing exactly this. We are promoting public awareness and encouraging people to write to their MPs and local press about the issue. We are also co-ordinating a PR campaign involving both local and national print and online media to increase exposure. We are working with various individuals and organisations who are opposing the bill, including Members of Parliament.
As I write this we have close to 2,000 signed up to the campaign.
Phil

3. Spy Blog - April 12, 2006

Financial Times reports a promised Government backdown over the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill 2006

If this Financial Times report about a promised backdown by the Government over the controversial Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill is true, then there is cause for a litt bit of a celebration. Financial Times “Blair backs down over regulatory…

4. Reform Bill - April 17, 2006

One must beware of unqualified promises, or hints of promises, or even the suspicion of the hint of a promise… This is a kind of distraction tactic this administration sometimes employs to delay debate until some undefined point in the future when arbitrarily prescribed conditions have been met; when the report is completed, when the minister makes his announcement, after the queens speech, once policy has been reviewed, when the Treasury has provided figures, etc.,

I agree with Dave Gould (April 8, 2006), we could do with a stint of co-ordinated letter writing. I have a copy of the letter I wrote to my MP about the LLRB which people have been Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V for their own ends. I have also posted my MP’s reply as well:
More at the website (click on ‘Write a Letter?’).


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