End presecution of lap dancing clubs

At the moment there seems to be a concerted effort by certain lobby groups and government legislation to reduce or eliminate lap dancing clubs on moral grounds. Arguement range from accusations of increased crime to prostitution to drugs involvement, yet many of these areguements turn out to be completely false.

An example was that one of the anti-lap dancing lobby groups suggested that lap dancing clubs experience a high crime rate, yet crime statistics show that lap dancing clubs experience far fewer disturbances than normal night clubs.

I also dispute that lap dancing is exploitation of women because it is 100% consentual and the girls make a very good living. In addition, on the moral arguement, who has the right to impose their morals on other people?

Now, based on these kinds of warped argeuments, the previous government passed legislation that makes it easier for local authorities to close Lapdancing clubs. and I believe that this law is highy undemocratic and oppressive and should be repealed.

Why is this idea important?

At the moment there seems to be a concerted effort by certain lobby groups and government legislation to reduce or eliminate lap dancing clubs on moral grounds. Arguement range from accusations of increased crime to prostitution to drugs involvement, yet many of these areguements turn out to be completely false.

An example was that one of the anti-lap dancing lobby groups suggested that lap dancing clubs experience a high crime rate, yet crime statistics show that lap dancing clubs experience far fewer disturbances than normal night clubs.

I also dispute that lap dancing is exploitation of women because it is 100% consentual and the girls make a very good living. In addition, on the moral arguement, who has the right to impose their morals on other people?

Now, based on these kinds of warped argeuments, the previous government passed legislation that makes it easier for local authorities to close Lapdancing clubs. and I believe that this law is highy undemocratic and oppressive and should be repealed.

Force the HSE to take a more common sense approach

As an engineer in the construction industry, I recognise the value of health and safety and the huge contribution the HSE has made to improving our safety record, but surely the time has now come to stop looking for risks that aren't really there.

 

A classic example of HSE micromanagement is the outlawing of step ladders on site. This is not because step ladders are necessarily unsafe but because the HSE is insistent on a method statement on how to use a step ladder and most contractors don't have the time or staff levels to provide repeated paperwork for the numerous items like this.

 

Another example is manual lifting. At a company I worked for, they had to produce a method statement on how to lift and carry a box of photocopier paper.

Why is this idea important?

As an engineer in the construction industry, I recognise the value of health and safety and the huge contribution the HSE has made to improving our safety record, but surely the time has now come to stop looking for risks that aren't really there.

 

A classic example of HSE micromanagement is the outlawing of step ladders on site. This is not because step ladders are necessarily unsafe but because the HSE is insistent on a method statement on how to use a step ladder and most contractors don't have the time or staff levels to provide repeated paperwork for the numerous items like this.

 

Another example is manual lifting. At a company I worked for, they had to produce a method statement on how to lift and carry a box of photocopier paper.

Make Council council tax and spending plans available to the public prior to council elections

Council spending and tax plans only ever seem to be made public at a time when that particular council is not undergoing an election. This practice is completely unfair as the electorate are expected to place their vote without knowing what what they are necessarily voting for. Parties being elected to a local council should be under an obligation to publish this information aon the run up to local elections.

Why is this idea important?

Council spending and tax plans only ever seem to be made public at a time when that particular council is not undergoing an election. This practice is completely unfair as the electorate are expected to place their vote without knowing what what they are necessarily voting for. Parties being elected to a local council should be under an obligation to publish this information aon the run up to local elections.

Protect the right to criticise religion and the state

I propose to abolish any law that restricts the right to criticise religions or the authorisies or any other group or creed as this restricts a person's right to free speech

Why is this idea important?

I propose to abolish any law that restricts the right to criticise religions or the authorisies or any other group or creed as this restricts a person's right to free speech

Repeal the Video Recordings Act

Repeal the gross censorship that is the VRA (1984). At the moment all viewable media that can be purchased in physical form has to be approved by the BBFC and they have a huge say over the standard of material that can be viewed.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the gross censorship that is the VRA (1984). At the moment all viewable media that can be purchased in physical form has to be approved by the BBFC and they have a huge say over the standard of material that can be viewed.

Legalise and regulate Prostitution

The current law forces prostitutes to ply their trade on the streets of run down areas of towns and cities, placing them in obvious danger, while out dated laws close down the very places where they would be able to practice prositution in safety. It is a fact of life that, while there are people that are prepared to pay for sex and people that are prepared to accept money for sex, there will be prostitution. I propose that brothels should be legalised and licenced in a similar fashion as has been done in Nevada and parts of Austrailia.

Why is this idea important?

The current law forces prostitutes to ply their trade on the streets of run down areas of towns and cities, placing them in obvious danger, while out dated laws close down the very places where they would be able to practice prositution in safety. It is a fact of life that, while there are people that are prepared to pay for sex and people that are prepared to accept money for sex, there will be prostitution. I propose that brothels should be legalised and licenced in a similar fashion as has been done in Nevada and parts of Austrailia.