British bloggers defeat Tony?
THE Government has backed down over the so-called "dictatorship Bill", which would have allowed ministers to bypass parliamentary scrutiny.
This comes after trenchant criticism from a cross-party group of MPs, peers and senior lawyers, including six Cambridge law professors, who gave warning in a letter to The Times that it would allow the Government to rewrite almost any Act.
The Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill, which the Government said would help to cut red tape, also provoked a grassroots revolt when nearly 2,000 people signed up to a Save Parliament campaign.
Jim Murphy, the Cabinet Office Minister responsible for the Bill, has now indicated that he will amend the legislation to make clear "beyond doubt" that it will be used only to tackle red tape, known as better regulation.
As noted before the campaign started after : ""Daniel Finkelstein of The Times, and a couple more " journalists wrote about this bill - Daniel Finkelstein was alerted to it by Tim Worstall so kudos to him and the rest of the British Bloggers who kick started the campaign and kept the pressure on.