I’ve just written to my MP for the first time ever – to express my concerns about the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill. If you’re wondering what could prompt such an unfettered display of civic duty in me, just consider this quote from the Wikipedia page on the subject:
In a letter published in The Times, six professors of law at the University of Cambridge wrote that the Bill could be used to create a new offence of incitement to religious hatred, punishable by two years’ imprisonment; curtail or abolish trial by jury; introduce house-arrest; allow the Prime Minister to sack judges; rewrite the law on nationality and immigration; and “reform” the Magna Carta.
If you’re at all concerned about preserving the democratic process in this country, then I urge you to spend a few minutes reading about this subject.
If the prospect of this bill becoming law scares you (and I believe it should), then please take a few moments to write to your MP too.