In 2012 they vomited out FOUR THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN pieces of legislation.
Nit-pickers will say "Yeah, but most of them were Statutory Instruments" to which I answer, SI's are given the force of law. They are no different to primary legislation and if you disbelieve me, just try contravening a statutory instrument.
All year long I watched, I waited, and I tweeted the new totals and by the end of December I was convinced that they would fail to break their earlier record (4,116 for 2011) but I was unaware that they carried on producing 2012 law well into 2013. For all I know they may not be done yet. I will keep an eye on them and let you know.
Or, you can watch the tally grow yourself.
Look here: The Shite Factory
Some say that over 82% of this legislation stems from Brussels.
If so then I can think of no finer reason to leave the EU.
This is make-work for a pool of idiots with nothing better to do. Not that any of our "lawmakers" have time to read through this tsunami of twibble. They aren't there long enough. Even if we assume they work 180 days a year (they don't, but let's be generous), that means reading, ratifying and voting on 22.87 pieces of legislation a day, as well as
Small government and less interference?