Sunday, 21 June 2009
Don't cull too many MPs
Jane Moore on "Broadcasting House" today repeated, unchallenged, the assertion that 70%-80% of British law was made by the EU, and that consequently there were too many MPs. Well, 40% is the figure which the experts seem to agree on. Furthermore, that legislation has to be passwd by Parliament and it seems that too much of it goes through on the nod, without checking that it is interpreted correctly by Westminster draughtsmen. If the number of MPs is reduced, there are going to be even fewer MP-hours dedicated to combing through this delegated legislation.