Lets imagine for a moment that the last government had made such an announcement. 12 years of doing nothing is quite surprising, isn't it?
We don't need to imagine. They did make such an announcement. 12 years ago. That's why the current lot are able to say "Yes, we'd like everyone to use the existing rules
" as if it was some big policy announcement.
They have a habit of doing that, announcing existing policy as brand new and exciting thinking. I recall they not long ago announced that they'd allow local groups to take over local pubs. Which is something that has been fairly common for a long time. At least 800 years by my reckoning. They also announced a brilliant new initiative to have part time policemen to support the full timers, which must have come as a surprise to all those special constables out there.
I wonder what they'll do next? Announce that they've made murder illegal?
Edited by Steve May, 04 November 2010 - 10:47 AM.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.