Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Lord cannot escape

Lord PhillipsLord Phillips of Sudbury, one of the strongest advocates of freedom in the House of Lords, has become disillusioned with politics and has been attempting to retire over the last year (via Open Rights Group). He has now been told that he cannot!

"I feel frustrated. I feel the whole mode of modern British Government, Whitehall and Westminster, is in a profound way counterproductive.

"Basically we mistake passing new laws for achievements on the ground.

"We have politicians and civil servants who have done nothing outside parliament. All they are fit for is passing new sky blue laws."

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