The Government has invited ordinary citizens to present Bills to parliament
This would be a great idea if it turned out to to be more than a stunt. As it happens, a Bill has already been prepared which would be perfect. It was drafted, in verse, by A P Herbert, who was the last Member of Parliament to represent the University of Oxford (before the university seats were abolished).
The Bill was entitled the Spring (Arrangements) Bill, and here’s an extract:
Subsection (1) of Section Four
Of any Act that seems a bore
And all the Acts concerning beer
And every Act that is not clear
(Always excepting Schedule A)
Shall be repealed and thrown away
This would be a good start. It would at least get rid of everything that’s been passed in the last thirteen years.