Clegg ups the ante

by Stephen Tall on September 18, 2006

A great speech, a great idea – Nick Clegg stormed the Lib Dem conference today, with his promise of a Great Repeal Act “to roll back a generation of illiberal legislation and illiberal regulations; a single act to dismantle the apparatus of authoritarianism that has been forced on the nation”.

New Labour has introduced well over 3,000 new criminal offences since it came to office in 1997. The Lib Dems have identified the top 10 we think are right for axing, and are inviting the public to suggest others which should be put up for the chop.

Nick had a good day. All it needs now is for people to stop hanging the millstone of ‘our next leader’ round his neck, and his cup will runneth over.