Speeding fines/points

At the moment, if you get caught speeding you get points and a fine.

They should make the fines cost more. and not give points for speeding.

points should be used for other related issues.

Why is this idea important?

At the moment, if you get caught speeding you get points and a fine.

They should make the fines cost more. and not give points for speeding.

points should be used for other related issues.

Police Cautions Must Be Removed

Dear All I was given a police caution for a very minor event which I cannot go into details for legal reasons. This has dramatically changed my life because although I have numerous degrees behind me it was all for nothing because it seems as if no one is interested in employing me. I am currently being treated by psychologists for depression and trauma.
However, there are many of us who were given or accepted a police caution for numerous reasons. This includes signing the form under pressure by a police officer, being given the wrong information such as the caution would be removed within a period of time (mainly 5years), or for fear of being kept in a cell for over a night. Whatever the reason may be, I am of the opinion that those who have received a police caution particular for minor offences should not be punished for the rest of their life. Though the police have the power to caution individuals, they are not judges and it is not certain that if you have gone ahead with court proceedings you would be convicted. I am sure that many of us now wished that we went ahead with court proceedings because in my case I was advised that CPS would not accept my case but now is too late. A CAUTION IS AS GOOD AS A CONVICTION. My only problem is I cannot live under this oppression of being labelled a criminal by employers and other members
of the public. I much prefer to get a prison life sentence than to live in this society being turned down jobs after jobs and having only one option of depending in benefits. As you may be aware the Protection of Freedoms Bill 2011-2012 maintains that adults with cautions will have their records kept indefinitely which is disproportionate. Therefore, I am asking those who have not got a chance to come before a judge to sign a caution Epetition at HM Government. Website is: Epetitions.direct.uk/petitions. 100.000 signatures are required for the government to consider the discussion in the parliament. Let us do something or lets us live in rejection, discrimination, and in misery for the rest of our lives for a minor mistake or choice that we have taken. Thanks

Why is this idea important?

Dear All I was given a police caution for a very minor event which I cannot go into details for legal reasons. This has dramatically changed my life because although I have numerous degrees behind me it was all for nothing because it seems as if no one is interested in employing me. I am currently being treated by psychologists for depression and trauma.
However, there are many of us who were given or accepted a police caution for numerous reasons. This includes signing the form under pressure by a police officer, being given the wrong information such as the caution would be removed within a period of time (mainly 5years), or for fear of being kept in a cell for over a night. Whatever the reason may be, I am of the opinion that those who have received a police caution particular for minor offences should not be punished for the rest of their life. Though the police have the power to caution individuals, they are not judges and it is not certain that if you have gone ahead with court proceedings you would be convicted. I am sure that many of us now wished that we went ahead with court proceedings because in my case I was advised that CPS would not accept my case but now is too late. A CAUTION IS AS GOOD AS A CONVICTION. My only problem is I cannot live under this oppression of being labelled a criminal by employers and other members
of the public. I much prefer to get a prison life sentence than to live in this society being turned down jobs after jobs and having only one option of depending in benefits. As you may be aware the Protection of Freedoms Bill 2011-2012 maintains that adults with cautions will have their records kept indefinitely which is disproportionate. Therefore, I am asking those who have not got a chance to come before a judge to sign a caution Epetition at HM Government. Website is: Epetitions.direct.uk/petitions. 100.000 signatures are required for the government to consider the discussion in the parliament. Let us do something or lets us live in rejection, discrimination, and in misery for the rest of our lives for a minor mistake or choice that we have taken. Thanks

Change stamp duty

Stamp duty should be paid on the difference between house prices when moving home not the total price of the new purchase.

Essentially I feel that the stamp duty system discourages economic mobility.

The desire to move to the right area is reduced by the burden of stamp duty.

For example if I got a new job in Sheffield and wished to move from Manchester the stamp duty would be applied even if my current house is exchanged for another house of equal value. Many houses are valued at over 250,000 and as such the cost would be £7500 at 3%.

That is a huge financial burden for a move that had no real improvement in property value.

In summary I feel stamp duty should be applied on the net difference in property prices. It should remain on all first properties and second homes.

Why is this idea important?

Stamp duty should be paid on the difference between house prices when moving home not the total price of the new purchase.

Essentially I feel that the stamp duty system discourages economic mobility.

The desire to move to the right area is reduced by the burden of stamp duty.

For example if I got a new job in Sheffield and wished to move from Manchester the stamp duty would be applied even if my current house is exchanged for another house of equal value. Many houses are valued at over 250,000 and as such the cost would be £7500 at 3%.

That is a huge financial burden for a move that had no real improvement in property value.

In summary I feel stamp duty should be applied on the net difference in property prices. It should remain on all first properties and second homes.

Increased granularity of driving offence points system

The current system of 12 points and 3 point offences is overly harsh, and therefore discourages minor driving infractions from being penalised.
Increasing the number of points a driver holds (e.g. to 100) would allow a much greater scaling of penal-points to be defined, e.g. 25 for speeding (as per current), 3 for ‘sitting in the middle lane’

This would allow the penalisation to fit the level of offence and therefore be more likely to be applied, resulting in a general improvement in driving standards.

Why is this idea important?

The current system of 12 points and 3 point offences is overly harsh, and therefore discourages minor driving infractions from being penalised.
Increasing the number of points a driver holds (e.g. to 100) would allow a much greater scaling of penal-points to be defined, e.g. 25 for speeding (as per current), 3 for ‘sitting in the middle lane’

This would allow the penalisation to fit the level of offence and therefore be more likely to be applied, resulting in a general improvement in driving standards.

GMT & BST

I feel the move from BST, to GMT, in late October is well timed but I feel the move from GMT, back to BST, could come in early March, rather than at the end of it. The worst of the cold weather (If not wet weather!!!) is usually over by March and so an extra hour of daylight, at the end of the day, is more is than one in the morning. Relative to the equinox, the move to BST, at the end of March, equates to putting the clocks back in mid September, which would be absurd.

Why is this idea important?

I feel the move from BST, to GMT, in late October is well timed but I feel the move from GMT, back to BST, could come in early March, rather than at the end of it. The worst of the cold weather (If not wet weather!!!) is usually over by March and so an extra hour of daylight, at the end of the day, is more is than one in the morning. Relative to the equinox, the move to BST, at the end of March, equates to putting the clocks back in mid September, which would be absurd.

Nationalised childcare to get more people working/decrease gender pay gap

Nationalise childcare so that single parents can get off Income Support/JSA and into work. In 2004 the UK came 20th in nationalised childcare out of 23 European countries studied, trailing Turkey and Greece. Right now we have a lot LESS nationalised/subsidised childcare places than we did in WW2!

Why is this idea important?

Nationalise childcare so that single parents can get off Income Support/JSA and into work. In 2004 the UK came 20th in nationalised childcare out of 23 European countries studied, trailing Turkey and Greece. Right now we have a lot LESS nationalised/subsidised childcare places than we did in WW2!

Freezing Pensioners

Allow pensioners to live at a temperature of above 39F in the winter. Why , If you have lived in a grade 2 listed building all your married life, should you be forced to live in freezing temperatures in your old age ?

I will be 72 years of age in December .For the last 2 years at least, me and my companion, have been forced to sit in one room, when we could not get the temperature above 39 F in spite of spending £60 a week on solid fuel.My rates are £253 a month.

I would be better off living in a shed with a parrafin heater, than trying to live in, and maintain this listed building, which I love, but the powers that be, force me to live in a freezing environment, because it suits them

Why is this idea important?

Allow pensioners to live at a temperature of above 39F in the winter. Why , If you have lived in a grade 2 listed building all your married life, should you be forced to live in freezing temperatures in your old age ?

I will be 72 years of age in December .For the last 2 years at least, me and my companion, have been forced to sit in one room, when we could not get the temperature above 39 F in spite of spending £60 a week on solid fuel.My rates are £253 a month.

I would be better off living in a shed with a parrafin heater, than trying to live in, and maintain this listed building, which I love, but the powers that be, force me to live in a freezing environment, because it suits them

Modified ‘Loud’ Car exhusts

I believe there should be more restrictions and laws governing the use of modified car exhausts. We have many, many, laws governing noise nuisance by neighbour’s… sterio’s etc but we are now bombarded by loud car exhausts. They are attracting more and more attention now and the police are picking up on it too now. I believe the decibel rating is 82db but I don’t know if that is idling or running. The police are now stopping and checking the decibel rating and I would like this rolled out on a country wide scale.

I cannot understand the ethos behind these exhausts other than to attract attention to the driver of these vehicles. But those of us whom do enjoy our cars and our sleep of a night are annoyed by these ‘boy-racers’ whom create this anti-social noise. No one has come up with a suitable explanation as to why have them in the first place?? On a race track it’s fine but not on public roads. There should be legislation and a ban on them.

Why is this idea important?

I believe there should be more restrictions and laws governing the use of modified car exhausts. We have many, many, laws governing noise nuisance by neighbour’s… sterio’s etc but we are now bombarded by loud car exhausts. They are attracting more and more attention now and the police are picking up on it too now. I believe the decibel rating is 82db but I don’t know if that is idling or running. The police are now stopping and checking the decibel rating and I would like this rolled out on a country wide scale.

I cannot understand the ethos behind these exhausts other than to attract attention to the driver of these vehicles. But those of us whom do enjoy our cars and our sleep of a night are annoyed by these ‘boy-racers’ whom create this anti-social noise. No one has come up with a suitable explanation as to why have them in the first place?? On a race track it’s fine but not on public roads. There should be legislation and a ban on them.

Tripartite school system,ban politics from education.

It is vital to restore an honest and high standard educational system;Present levels of aspiration are deplorable and offend hte civil rights of every child in the public sector.selective schools for academic children ,technical(practiacal skills-based schools), properly equipped(old secondary moderns were not) with apprenticeships to follow,business-orientated schools.Appropriate worthwhile qualifications as valued by employers.Education policy has not been thought through for decades and is now chaotic and most foreigners receive a far better education. Parents should insist on these rights.

Why is this idea important?

It is vital to restore an honest and high standard educational system;Present levels of aspiration are deplorable and offend hte civil rights of every child in the public sector.selective schools for academic children ,technical(practiacal skills-based schools), properly equipped(old secondary moderns were not) with apprenticeships to follow,business-orientated schools.Appropriate worthwhile qualifications as valued by employers.Education policy has not been thought through for decades and is now chaotic and most foreigners receive a far better education. Parents should insist on these rights.

Replace Leasehold with Commonhold!

Leasehold is an 800 year old Feudal system which strangely only exists in England and Wales — Scotland and Ireland have got rid of
Leasehold many years ago and replaced it with an equal Commonhold system.

Leaseholders are classed as Vassal,inferiors,surfs etc etc.

Freeholders and Managing agents are classed as Superiors.

All Leaseholders are able to do is to go to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal– However as in Trafalgar Court Mundesley this
has been going on for eleven years and the building still remains in ruin. The Freeholder there is Mr Ravinder Sharma (London Land Securities, who constantly sends out service charges to Leaseholders that make no sense at all, plus he placed many drink
and drug addicts in the building, who threatened Leaseholders,
Mr Sharma then offered Leaseholders £2,500 for the their flats that hey had paid £40,000 pounds plus for!

He also sold 13 flats to unknown names for £1 each which sill remained registered at his home address.

Unfortunately there is no law in England and Wales to stop this ripoff.

The Rowner Regeneration again brought about by Leaseholders being exploited for many years.
Seven years of going to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal again was unable to stop the rot.

Why is this idea important?

Leasehold is an 800 year old Feudal system which strangely only exists in England and Wales — Scotland and Ireland have got rid of
Leasehold many years ago and replaced it with an equal Commonhold system.

Leaseholders are classed as Vassal,inferiors,surfs etc etc.

Freeholders and Managing agents are classed as Superiors.

All Leaseholders are able to do is to go to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal– However as in Trafalgar Court Mundesley this
has been going on for eleven years and the building still remains in ruin. The Freeholder there is Mr Ravinder Sharma (London Land Securities, who constantly sends out service charges to Leaseholders that make no sense at all, plus he placed many drink
and drug addicts in the building, who threatened Leaseholders,
Mr Sharma then offered Leaseholders £2,500 for the their flats that hey had paid £40,000 pounds plus for!

He also sold 13 flats to unknown names for £1 each which sill remained registered at his home address.

Unfortunately there is no law in England and Wales to stop this ripoff.

The Rowner Regeneration again brought about by Leaseholders being exploited for many years.
Seven years of going to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal again was unable to stop the rot.

Free Speech – Review Section 4a and 5 of the Public Order Act

The European Commissioner for Human Rights said that Liam Stacey’s sentence under 4a of the Public Order Act was “wrong”.

If a judge has the power to send someone to prison for a minor speech offence under this Act, then there is something very wrong with the Public Order Act.

I think the government should urgently review these laws.

Why is this idea important?

The European Commissioner for Human Rights said that Liam Stacey’s sentence under 4a of the Public Order Act was “wrong”.

If a judge has the power to send someone to prison for a minor speech offence under this Act, then there is something very wrong with the Public Order Act.

I think the government should urgently review these laws.

Let the public know more about the inner workings of Housing Associations

The current legislation of Housing Associations isnt possible to be viewed or discussed openly. There are huge issues surrounding selling off housing stock and also problems with management. Complaints procedures internally are often unfairly weighted in favour of the housing association. The best way to go forward would be to be more helpful about complaints and stop the denial. Also stop selling housing stock next to private properties, since the two don’t mix.

Why is this idea important?

The current legislation of Housing Associations isnt possible to be viewed or discussed openly. There are huge issues surrounding selling off housing stock and also problems with management. Complaints procedures internally are often unfairly weighted in favour of the housing association. The best way to go forward would be to be more helpful about complaints and stop the denial. Also stop selling housing stock next to private properties, since the two don’t mix.

Absent foreign parent who doesnt pay maintenance or comply with UK regs should not have UK Passport renewed

When a British subject marries a foreign national, if the marriage fails then the contributing parent should comply or lose the right to a British passport. No responsibilies – no rights.

Why is this idea important?

When a British subject marries a foreign national, if the marriage fails then the contributing parent should comply or lose the right to a British passport. No responsibilies – no rights.

The Legalisation Of Ecstasy

I think ecstasy should be legalised, this isn’t just me saying “Oh yea this drug is cool! Lets ask people to get it legalised!”

Im making an extremely valid point when saying the legalisation of safe drugs (Drugs that have not shown any worse side effects than ones that are already mainstream and legal, after many many years of use)could actually make the public safer than stereotypically thought

Why is this idea important?

I think ecstasy should be legalised, this isn’t just me saying “Oh yea this drug is cool! Lets ask people to get it legalised!”

Im making an extremely valid point when saying the legalisation of safe drugs (Drugs that have not shown any worse side effects than ones that are already mainstream and legal, after many many years of use)could actually make the public safer than stereotypically thought

JSA and gaining employment

When those receiving JSA find a part time job their JSA is removed pond for pound save the first £5 earned. This is a serious disincentive for a person to take a part-time job for less than the JSA, for example accepting a job cleaning for 8 hour s week on min wage would earn that person around £50 however they will only see £5 of that increase because their JSA will be reduced by £45 effectively, they will be working for 50p an hour. No incentive at all!
So my idea is …..
To reduce JSA on a sliding percentage of the earnings.

Why is this idea important?

When those receiving JSA find a part time job their JSA is removed pond for pound save the first £5 earned. This is a serious disincentive for a person to take a part-time job for less than the JSA, for example accepting a job cleaning for 8 hour s week on min wage would earn that person around £50 however they will only see £5 of that increase because their JSA will be reduced by £45 effectively, they will be working for 50p an hour. No incentive at all!
So my idea is …..
To reduce JSA on a sliding percentage of the earnings.

The UK Democracy Trust

The idea is to set-up a giant trust called the UK Democracy Trust that is funded my philanthropists and any other UK or foreign individuals or companies.

The trust would then set-up a payout structure to all political parties, in order that taxpayers or party donators would no longer have to do so.

The structure could be say £15mln per election to each major political party, £5mln a year to medium size parties, and £1mln a year to fledgeling parties. A total payout of say £75-100 million if there are only 3 parties per size class.
(there would be fair eligibility requirements to be classes in a particular funding segment)

The funding would come out of the accrued earnings of the trust, which would have to be approximately £1-1.5bln in size.

Donors would be encourage to donate in support of a true democracy where political parties are not funded directly so as to reduce conflicts of interest, etc. etc. Hence the reason it would be called the Democracy Trust. As such large donors could be publicly recognised for their donations.

All donations would also be tax deductible, as the trust would be a registered charity.

Why is this idea important?

The idea is to set-up a giant trust called the UK Democracy Trust that is funded my philanthropists and any other UK or foreign individuals or companies.

The trust would then set-up a payout structure to all political parties, in order that taxpayers or party donators would no longer have to do so.

The structure could be say £15mln per election to each major political party, £5mln a year to medium size parties, and £1mln a year to fledgeling parties. A total payout of say £75-100 million if there are only 3 parties per size class.
(there would be fair eligibility requirements to be classes in a particular funding segment)

The funding would come out of the accrued earnings of the trust, which would have to be approximately £1-1.5bln in size.

Donors would be encourage to donate in support of a true democracy where political parties are not funded directly so as to reduce conflicts of interest, etc. etc. Hence the reason it would be called the Democracy Trust. As such large donors could be publicly recognised for their donations.

All donations would also be tax deductible, as the trust would be a registered charity.

Driving licence – Change of name

The DVLA allows to to request a form D1 to be sent to you by post, which costs them time and postage. Why not simply make the form D1 available to download as a PDF document on their website?

Why is this idea important?

The DVLA allows to to request a form D1 to be sent to you by post, which costs them time and postage. Why not simply make the form D1 available to download as a PDF document on their website?

Children should be cut loose from immigration knots

Any immigrant invariably of their immigration status, if they have dependent children above 5 years of age who are attending school should be the matter of concern to immigration authorities trying to implement harsh rules on their parents because indirectly the pressure of parents will have an effect on the children as well. For what fault of theirs are they being made alienated from the land they were born and broughtup. They know of only whats happening now and to leave a scar in their hearts at that tender age is impermittable. Govt. must change the scenario and do justice to young hearts out there playing merrily with their pals not knowing the authorities are to detour their fate any time as they wish.

Why is this idea important?

Any immigrant invariably of their immigration status, if they have dependent children above 5 years of age who are attending school should be the matter of concern to immigration authorities trying to implement harsh rules on their parents because indirectly the pressure of parents will have an effect on the children as well. For what fault of theirs are they being made alienated from the land they were born and broughtup. They know of only whats happening now and to leave a scar in their hearts at that tender age is impermittable. Govt. must change the scenario and do justice to young hearts out there playing merrily with their pals not knowing the authorities are to detour their fate any time as they wish.

Add criticism into relgious education.

I propose that equal criticisms of all religions should be taught in schools.

The entire key stage 4 of religious education is about Christianity and what the bible says. There should be sections on using logic to defeat god, evidence against relgion, bible criticisms, the evil in the bible (millions of murders in the name of god or ordered by god) or the morality of relgions that are wrong.

Why is this idea important?

I propose that equal criticisms of all religions should be taught in schools.

The entire key stage 4 of religious education is about Christianity and what the bible says. There should be sections on using logic to defeat god, evidence against relgion, bible criticisms, the evil in the bible (millions of murders in the name of god or ordered by god) or the morality of relgions that are wrong.