Or democracy denied? Peers call for rebalance of powers
Really valuable points here. Our constitution works (sort of) because there is an underlying integrity among the lawmakers but if the checks and balances go, then there will be a gradual drift towards unfettered control by the executive. And statutory instruments are certainly a case in point. Even during the time of Covid, the government managed to produce 1669 statutory instruments ranging in excitement from The A55 Trunk Road (Pen-y-clip Tunnel, Conwy County Borough) (Temporary Traffic Prohibitions & Restrictions) Order 2020 to The Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, few of which will have been given more than a cursory glance by Parliament and any one of which could contain hidden traps and have a real effect on our lives.