The London Evening Standard seems to have been partially briefed by NuLabour Government insiders or spin doctors, as to the content of the Queen's Speech next Tuesday, setting out the Government's legislative programme for the next session of Parliament.
Apaprently, NuLabour, even with a reduced majority, are going to try to force through 40 Bills, including, as top priority, their controversial Identity Cards Bill, and some more repressive, allegedly anti-terrorist, legislation.
More thoughts on the partial revelations about these 40 Bills in the Evening Standard are published on the NuLabour blog. (obviously not anything to do with the Labour Party)
"40 Bills ! This implies the usual NuLabour tactic of rushing through legislation, which even their own supporters have to concedem is usually full of badly draughted clauses, which do not get debated or amended properley by Parliament. Presumably they will continue with their usual contempt for Parliament, by withholding letters, reports and documents, relevant to the heavily curtailed debates, from Members of Parliament, until the very last minute, perhaps even only releasing them during the debates themselves, as was done with the Mental Capacity, the Identity Cards and the Prevention of Terrorism Bills."