Yesterday the Government announced a “Freedom or Great Repeal Bill” to undo the worst excesses of Labour authoritarianism. If many of the policies therein seem familiar it’s because they seem to have been cherry-picked from the Freedom Bill that the Liberal Democrats put together for the Convention on Modern Liberty last year. After the publication of that Freedom Bill, the Conservatives were also heard to say they would repeal various Labour Acts of Parliament, though they were much less specific about which ones.
I thought it would be interesting to compare the contents of the Liberal Democrat Freedom Bill with the new Government’s version:
What do I conclude from this comparison? That the Government’s outline proposals are a massive step in the right direction however there is still more work to do.