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Blair’s Legacy: An Unfree Country

Richard North briefly spells out why the UK isn’t really a free country any more. Last night’s imposition of a total ban on smoking in bars, pubs and private clubs throughout the nation (except the Palace of Westminster where MPs work) is just yesterday’s example. In The Times today, Danny Finkelstein explain’s Blair’s latest wheeze: giving Ministers (the executive branch) the power to amend, repeal and replace any legislation without recourse to Parliament (the legislature).

Tony Blair’s work, all of it.

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