The Government is always keen to talk about de-regulation and getting rid of red tape; I have always felt this to be an Orwellian statement like war is peace etc. Socialists have no intention of deregulating anything as they seek to control everybody's lives as far as possible.
A prime example of this madness is made in The Times today. New laws mean that literally millions of people will now have to have background checks to work with children:
"Instead of just having their records checked, all teachers, nursery staff and youth workers will be required to register with a new agency, the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) at the cost of £64.
Ministers have also decided that thousands of other adults should pay for the ISA ‘seal of approval’ including, most recently, parents who have overseas students to stay under school exchange programmes.
In total, 11.3 million adults will have to be vetted, according to the latest estimate from the Department for Children, Schools and Families and contained in the new report."So that will be £732 million to be spent on this programme, mainly by government agencies. This all does not even mention that there are not the resources to do the checks in any event, leaving many people unable to start jobs they are qualified for and children without teachers and nurses.
The Labour state belivies by doing this that it is helping, instead it is encouraging people to rely on it for everything and to abandon their own instincts of trust and judgement - all at a huge cost to the taxpayer.
Where was this promise in the Labour election manifesto (don't bother it isn't).