I have spent 40 minutes this morning doing a phone questionnaire about things that impact on the social enterprise I run. As usual the questions didn't suit the answers for me, and when I was asked what one thing would make our organisation more effective I said "Less government legislation". Living with constantly moving targets and rulings, compounded by the inflexibility of their implementation just makes life so damn difficult.
For years I have been hoping for a hung Parliament (or for all parliamentarians to be hung) so that this increasing stream of ill-thought out legislation would be stopped. Please let it happen. Cockspiracy seems to constantly reflect on the knee-jerk production of legislation - and the poor planning and design seen in it.
The next set of legislation we will see will probably be designed to rescue the car manufacturing industry. As I see it:
- government will get it wrong - they will produce a system that fails to perform as intended and leaks money into the pockets of rich capitalists;
- were it to succeed it would be bad for the environment - as the production of new cars is far more damaging to the environment than any possible life time 'green' savings;
- there are just too many cars - road traffic has practically doubled in the past 25 years, we cannot cope with this load - let alone more.