My government’s legislative programme will continue to deliver on its long-term plan to build a stronger economy and a fairer society. My government will introduce a Bill to enable the eating of brains and the gnawing of limbs by undead politicians. Undead yes, unperson no.... I may not have been paying the fullest of attention to dear old Lizzy. I'm glad that she's a Lib Dem though, because only a Lib Dem would have put SEFS in the very first sentence of a speech but forgot to include the "enabling everyone to get on in life" bit </petpeeve>
In brief, my thoughts on some of the announcements:
- Small business, enterprise and employment bill: could be interesting, especially the pubs bit.
- Infrastructure bill: is a mixed bag I can see leading to a LOT of disputes unless VERY carefully drafted.
- Social action, responsibility and heroism bill: I bet this will be used for farmers who shoot people in the back a lot more than it will be used for ACTUAL have-a-go heroes. Not that I'm cynical.
- Recall of members of parliament bill: seems to provide powers so narrow they will never actually be used, and thus be utterly pointless.
For a more nuanced reaction, Caron's post on LDV is worth a read.