Approximately 26,680 new laws have been passed by Blair's NuLab Government since coming to power 10 years ago, without taking into account all the new legislation produced by the EU in Brussels, which added a further 2,100 by the end of last year. (source)
Commenting after new research revealed that an average of 2,685 new
laws have been introduced annually during the past 10 years, the Shadow Cabinet Office
and Constitutional Affairs Secretary said: “Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
think the answer to everything is to make a new law.
“But after creating thousands of new laws, violent crime has doubled,
the NHS is suffering a funding crisis, and too many of our young people
are leaving school unable to read and write.”
Mr Heald declared: “Making a new law is usually enough to grab a cheap
headline, but after ten years of spin you only have to look at the
recent fiascos in the Home Office to see that churning out thousands of
new laws is not necessarily the most effective way to run the country.”
There are thousands of new laws telling us how to drive, what to eat, how to speak, what to build and how, how to run a business, how to interact with people, how run our home, how to insulate it, how to light it, how to dispose of rubbish, how to behave, and thousands upon thousands of laws on what not to do.
This is literally a Totalitarian government by legislation. The Government now makes every decision for us. This is Big Brother.
The kind of Totalitarian State being built in Britain is described on Samizdata, where Perry de Havilland observes:
When someone uses the term 'totalitarian', we think of Stalin's
Soviet Union or Hitler's Germany or Pol Pot's Cambodia or Mao's China.
Those were indisputably totalitarian states. We think of gulags and
killing fields. We think of secret police and surveillance.
Yet I would argue that all those things can just as satisfactorily
described as 'tyranny' of whatever political completion. The thing that
makes as place totalitarian is not the nastiness of it or even the
repressiveness of it, but the totality of state control. The real defining characteristic of totalitarian seems obvious from the word itself.
And what is a total state? It is a state in which there is no civil
society, just politically derived rules by which people may interact.
And I would argue the key to that is removing the right to free association and by declaring private property to be 'public'.
Britain has no gulags, no killing fields, it has a relatively free
press (though less so than it was), it has no internal passports
(though they are working on that with ID cards and panoptic
surveillance)… but every year we take more and more steps towards the
destruction of a voluntary civil society of free interaction and its
replacement with a state in which no aspect of life is not politically
We are headed for a different kind of totalitarianism than that of
Stalin or Hitler or Mao, but a total state really is what a great many
people have in mind for us all. They seek a sort of 'smiley face
fascism' in which all interactions are regulated in the name of
preventing sexism, promoting health, and defending the environment. The
excuses will not invoke the Glory of the Nation or the Proletariat or
the Volk or the King or the Flag or any of those old fashioned tools
for tyrants, but rather it will be “for our own good”, “for the
Planet”, “for the whales”, “for the children”, “for the disabled” or
But if they get their way it will be quite, quite totalitarian.
A new law every three and a quarter hours, every day, every year for 10 years..
NuLab – Destroying Britain from the inside out.