"As we tear through the statute book, we'll do something no government ever has: we will ask you which laws you think should go,"Reality, 2nd August 2010
"[...] although the consultation received almost 10,000 responses from the public, it emerged today that no department was willing to amend any of its its policies as a result." Daily MailAnd ... Dick Puddlecote, 12th July 2010.
"Despite tens of thousands of public responses sent to various government departments, not one has shown a willingness to amend policy, reports claimed." Daily Telegraph
"The government's first attempt at crowdsourcing its coalition programme has ended without a single government department expressing a willingness to alter any policy." The Guardian
"All of which leaves only one suggestion as valid for the website. That the entire site be consigned to the dustbin as a waste of our taxes. It's a fucking sham."I think I win.
Or, actually. We ALL lose, as predicted by one of my Link Tank articles in May.
"Labour is not the opposition," agrees [Privacy International's policy director, Gus] Hosein. "The civil service is."Now, in light of the fact that the views of nearly 10,000 respondents have been wilfully ignored in this great democracy of ours - you know, the one we are so keen to export to the fuzzy-wuzzies in the Middle East - after veto from a handful of bureaucrats, such an assertion would seem to hold quite a lot of water.
The public posed many questions ... the departments obstinately sat on their hands and refused to budge.
As The Devil observed at the time.
I have no doubt that this is true: the civil service have long since ceased to serve anyone—it views itself as master of both politicos and citizens.His view is just about incontrovertible now, isn't it?
Just one last point, though, before we put Clegg's wasteful, incompetent, and egotistical grandstanding behind us. It's interesting to watch the gloating attitude from the MSM, most notably the Graun and the Wail.
How bloody appalling, they exhort, that the public has been ignored so! It's a right disgrace, so it is!
Except ... just scan all three of the above linked articles and see if you can spot any mention of the most suggested law change on the YourFreedom website.
The country now belongs to civil servants, quangoes and fake charities - brain-dead politicians and a woefully incompetent press merely pass on their directives.
The circus was fun while it lasted though, wasn't it? Now get back to chomping on your bread.