Fresh Meat Hygiene and Inspection Regs.

These regs are issued from London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Belfast in order to "protect the meat eating members of the public from unhygienic practices and zoonotic diseases". This is totally unnecessary as we have perfectly adequate regulations in the shape of the european directive which comes from Brussels. The British regs. are approximately twice as long and achieve nothing as we have to abide by the directive in any case. The only advantage of re-inventing the wheel is to create a number of what Gordon Brown called "jobs", which we can no longer afford. It would be very simple to repeal these regs.  and apply the directive. It would also have the added advantage of being familiar to all the foreign vets. who are being imported to apply them.

Although it is beyond my ken I am sure that there are many more trade regs. which could be simplified in a similar manner. After all the British tax payer has paid his money to get these regs. from Brussels and he does not wish to pay again inorder to employ unnecessary bureaucrats.

Why is this idea important?

These regs are issued from London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Belfast in order to "protect the meat eating members of the public from unhygienic practices and zoonotic diseases". This is totally unnecessary as we have perfectly adequate regulations in the shape of the european directive which comes from Brussels. The British regs. are approximately twice as long and achieve nothing as we have to abide by the directive in any case. The only advantage of re-inventing the wheel is to create a number of what Gordon Brown called "jobs", which we can no longer afford. It would be very simple to repeal these regs.  and apply the directive. It would also have the added advantage of being familiar to all the foreign vets. who are being imported to apply them.

Although it is beyond my ken I am sure that there are many more trade regs. which could be simplified in a similar manner. After all the British tax payer has paid his money to get these regs. from Brussels and he does not wish to pay again inorder to employ unnecessary bureaucrats.

Repeal Human Rights Act

This legislation is unnecessary as most human rights are covered by other legislation. This act is a lawyers charter toget rich on public money, mainly legal aid, and makes a laughing stock of our notion of justice. It might not have been so bad if the human rights lawyers had had the intelligence to think before opening their mouths and bringing it into disrepute. In the words of the late Denis Thatcher "It is better to keep quiet and be thought an idiot than to open your mouth and prove it."  The United Kingdom has a proud history on human rights: refugees and the persecuted have been welcomed here for generations, and long may that continue, but legislation to decide if we know how to behave towards our less fortunate neighbours is not desirable or necessary

Why is this idea important?

This legislation is unnecessary as most human rights are covered by other legislation. This act is a lawyers charter toget rich on public money, mainly legal aid, and makes a laughing stock of our notion of justice. It might not have been so bad if the human rights lawyers had had the intelligence to think before opening their mouths and bringing it into disrepute. In the words of the late Denis Thatcher "It is better to keep quiet and be thought an idiot than to open your mouth and prove it."  The United Kingdom has a proud history on human rights: refugees and the persecuted have been welcomed here for generations, and long may that continue, but legislation to decide if we know how to behave towards our less fortunate neighbours is not desirable or necessary