I think this is a great new initiative from the Coalition Government: 'Your Freedom' is a website which invites the public to submit their ideas on how to reduce pointless regulation and unnecessary bureaucracy in the UK.
It involves a very simple registration procedure and then you can start submitting your ideas or add your comments to ideas made by others. Unfortunately, the website is proving to be very popular indeed! It has crashed several times already today, due to heavy traffic.
I managed to register my details but that's as far as I got before the site crashed again. I will try to submit my ideas tomorrow. One of my suggestions will be for the Borders, Immigration & Citizenship Act to be amended so that children of British mothers have the same right to automatic British citizenship as children of British fathers do. It's time to scrap the registration fee, the good character requirement and the citizenship ceremony, so that nationality via British mothers is the same as via British fathers.
Full text of the Deputy Prime Minister’s speech at the Your Freedom launch
What are your thoughts about this new initiative? Do you welcome the chance to have your say about civil liberties, regulation and bureaucracy?
Which laws do you think should be scrapped?