A contentious Political Bill is being forced through the UK Parliamentary system known as the Lobbying Bill described a Member of The House of Lords
"The Lobbying Bill would stop charities and campaigning groups from speaking out on some of the most important issues facing the country and the
planet, even once recent Government changes to the Bill are taken into account."
Other reported statements include;
I’m afraid it's bad news. Most Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs chose to follow party orders. They reversed the main improvements made in the
House of Lords.
This means they voted:
- to remove new rules limiting secret lobbying by big business
- to put back in key limits on what campaigners, charities, and voluntary groups can do to speak up on issues of the day
(38 degrees organisation)
Lobbying in the UK as in the US is a very abused and corrupt system where literally money talks and Politicians vote other than by conscience, it's a
fact of political life. The bill however is tied in with curtailing the activities of NGO groups, charities and organisations as diverse as The
Women's Institute, MENCAP, The Salvation Army, Royal College of Nursing, Butterfly Conservation, The British Heart Foundation and even The Anthony
Nolan Bone Marrow Trust.
ATS Conspiracy Theorists will immediately see the connection to anarchy and chaos that this collective presents to UK let alone Worldwide peace and
agree that they must be gagged! As do the majority of UK M.P.s for some inexplicable reason, and they are getting feisty about it with one
Conservative prat of an MP calling the Police when some constituents turned up on a pre-booked visit to hand in a petition, another, this time
typically arrogant Conservative MP is quoted as saying;
Sir Peter Bottomley, the MP for Worthing West, claims emails from campaigners irritate parliamentarians and disrupt their work
A Conservative MP has said that the approach of the campaigning group 38 Degrees to influencing MPs’ views on the lobbying bill was "stupid" and
The group has been raising concerns with MPs about measures contained in the lobbying bill, which it says will prevent campaigning groups and
organisations from speaking out in the run-up to elections.
But Sir Peter Bottomley, the MP for Worthing West, told a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Civil Society and Volunteering in
Westminster yesterday that receiving "hundreds of emails" from campaigners disrupted the work of parliamentarians and ultimately irritated
(Third Sector via 38 degrees)
Democracy and Freedom of Speech in a modern country denied to the people, where have I heard that before?
If the Politicians get this through, contentious Political,issues will not be able to be raised in the run-up to a General Election and maybe at some
other time prior to an important vote. As you can tell, lobbying is still OK though.
Cue sound of numerous swine feeding at trough!