Make churches pay taxes and pay benefits out of those

Religious organisations should no longer be able to avoid taxes.

Many have much political representation, and aggressively involve themselves in political campaigning, while clearly neglecting a main aim of what the religious claim they are all about – To help the needy and less fortunate.

So, being as how religious organisations have representation and involve themselves in political campaigning, society should ensure that a portion of their money at least goes to what the religious constantly claim they are all about – Helping those less fortunate.

Introduce taxation for all religious organisations, who have had many years being able to avoid taxes, yet claim to be charities, and put the money collected from those organisations to good use, in unemployment and other benefits and tax credits.

Why is this idea important?

Religious organisations should no longer be able to avoid taxes.

Many have much political representation, and aggressively involve themselves in political campaigning, while clearly neglecting a main aim of what the religious claim they are all about – To help the needy and less fortunate.

So, being as how religious organisations have representation and involve themselves in political campaigning, society should ensure that a portion of their money at least goes to what the religious constantly claim they are all about – Helping those less fortunate.

Introduce taxation for all religious organisations, who have had many years being able to avoid taxes, yet claim to be charities, and put the money collected from those organisations to good use, in unemployment and other benefits and tax credits.

Honesty from businesses in financial difficulties

Many people have probably worked for the type of small to medium sized family business which goes through financial difficulties in the full knowledge that they won't survive.

These sorts of businesses seem to fly under the radar of regulations while others have masses and masses of regulations to adhere to.  For example, it is difficult enforcing a tribunal decision for non payment of wages with these types of businesses, as after the business has folded and the directors have employed clever accountants to ensure their own family is secure a tribunal decision can be unenforceable.

Businesses should have a duty to inform their employees if they know full well that they are going to have to close down as soon as they have such knowledge, before they start siphoning off money to ensure the security of themselves.

The relevant legislation needs to be looked at in this area to ensure employees of such small to medium sized family run businesses are protected just as much as employees of the larger companies.

Why is this idea important?

Many people have probably worked for the type of small to medium sized family business which goes through financial difficulties in the full knowledge that they won't survive.

These sorts of businesses seem to fly under the radar of regulations while others have masses and masses of regulations to adhere to.  For example, it is difficult enforcing a tribunal decision for non payment of wages with these types of businesses, as after the business has folded and the directors have employed clever accountants to ensure their own family is secure a tribunal decision can be unenforceable.

Businesses should have a duty to inform their employees if they know full well that they are going to have to close down as soon as they have such knowledge, before they start siphoning off money to ensure the security of themselves.

The relevant legislation needs to be looked at in this area to ensure employees of such small to medium sized family run businesses are protected just as much as employees of the larger companies.

No “gay cure” therapies on the NHS

An Investigation by the Independent earlier this year discovered that American style so called "gay cure therapies" are being paid for by our NHS.

The government should see to it that the LGBT community, in particular, vulnerable young people who are coming to terms with their own sexuality should not be taken advantage of by such scammers, and frauds.

 

Why is this idea important?

An Investigation by the Independent earlier this year discovered that American style so called "gay cure therapies" are being paid for by our NHS.

The government should see to it that the LGBT community, in particular, vulnerable young people who are coming to terms with their own sexuality should not be taken advantage of by such scammers, and frauds.

 

Delete obsolete criminal convictions for gay sex

Please fulfill your pledge prior to the general election, that criminal convictions obtained back in the days when homosexuality was illegal would be deleted and removed from alongside the likes of paedophiles on the Police National Computer.

The law as I understand it at present compels someone to declare such a conviction if they are applying for work, and as I already stated, the names of individuals convicted are held on the Police National Computer, alonside the likes of paedophiles.

Why is this idea important?

Please fulfill your pledge prior to the general election, that criminal convictions obtained back in the days when homosexuality was illegal would be deleted and removed from alongside the likes of paedophiles on the Police National Computer.

The law as I understand it at present compels someone to declare such a conviction if they are applying for work, and as I already stated, the names of individuals convicted are held on the Police National Computer, alonside the likes of paedophiles.

Smoking areas in airports

That there should be special areas set aside in airports to allow those who maybe have a cigarette or two due to nervousness or anxiety to be able to do so.

For those who smoke it must be incredibly difficult and tense to go without a cigarette for the hours of the day they are both within an airport, and on the plane.

I personally believe that the reason in SOME cases we have seen a few cases of people getting thrown off planes drunk, is that they have had a drink to ease their nerves and been carried away with the drink.  Whereas, being able to have a cigarette, for those who smoke would ease the tension a little, and slow down the speed at which they drink if they are going to have a drink as well.

Why is this idea important?

That there should be special areas set aside in airports to allow those who maybe have a cigarette or two due to nervousness or anxiety to be able to do so.

For those who smoke it must be incredibly difficult and tense to go without a cigarette for the hours of the day they are both within an airport, and on the plane.

I personally believe that the reason in SOME cases we have seen a few cases of people getting thrown off planes drunk, is that they have had a drink to ease their nerves and been carried away with the drink.  Whereas, being able to have a cigarette, for those who smoke would ease the tension a little, and slow down the speed at which they drink if they are going to have a drink as well.

Private sector doctors should not be able to overrule your own GP

The idea is that whichever law allows companies to send people to private  doctors, who are obviously working in the interests of the company, not the patients (in breach of some of the most basic tenants of their profession) needs to be changed in some manner so that these unethical sellout doctors cannot overrule your own GP.

Your own GP acts in the interests of a patients wellbeing, as it should be, whereas an unethical private doctor working only in the interests of a company only has their own financial interests and the interests of the company they have sold out to in their minds.

Why is this idea important?

The idea is that whichever law allows companies to send people to private  doctors, who are obviously working in the interests of the company, not the patients (in breach of some of the most basic tenants of their profession) needs to be changed in some manner so that these unethical sellout doctors cannot overrule your own GP.

Your own GP acts in the interests of a patients wellbeing, as it should be, whereas an unethical private doctor working only in the interests of a company only has their own financial interests and the interests of the company they have sold out to in their minds.

Private sector doctors should not be able to overrule your own GP

The idea is that whichever law allows companies to send people to private  doctors, who are obviously working in the interests of the company, not the patients (in breach of some of the most basic tenants of their profession) needs to be changed in some manner so that these unethical sellout doctors cannot overrule your own GP.

Your own GP acts in the interests of a patients wellbeing, as it should be, whereas an unethical private doctor working only in the interests of a company only has their own financial interests and the interests of the company they have sold out to in their minds.

Why is this idea important?

The idea is that whichever law allows companies to send people to private  doctors, who are obviously working in the interests of the company, not the patients (in breach of some of the most basic tenants of their profession) needs to be changed in some manner so that these unethical sellout doctors cannot overrule your own GP.

Your own GP acts in the interests of a patients wellbeing, as it should be, whereas an unethical private doctor working only in the interests of a company only has their own financial interests and the interests of the company they have sold out to in their minds.

Less Prisoners – More creative sentencing

As our politicians and the media tell us that there are problems with overcrowding in prisons, more creative sentences are seemingly needed, so laws sould be amended as such.

I have a couple of ideas for one or two more creative sentences.

A drunken hooligan who starts a fight in a pub for example could be put into a boxing ring with Amir Khan, or some other professional boxer.  Or they could be made to live their lives for a week in drag, walking around, going to and from work, etc…

A person guilty of sexually harrassing someone could be put into a cage naked on their local high street for a day for people to point and laugh at.

Just a couple of examples, I think these 2 sentences would put some people off committing such crimes.

Why is this idea important?

As our politicians and the media tell us that there are problems with overcrowding in prisons, more creative sentences are seemingly needed, so laws sould be amended as such.

I have a couple of ideas for one or two more creative sentences.

A drunken hooligan who starts a fight in a pub for example could be put into a boxing ring with Amir Khan, or some other professional boxer.  Or they could be made to live their lives for a week in drag, walking around, going to and from work, etc…

A person guilty of sexually harrassing someone could be put into a cage naked on their local high street for a day for people to point and laugh at.

Just a couple of examples, I think these 2 sentences would put some people off committing such crimes.

Freedom to work in the charity/voluntary sector

At the moment, the system as it stands makes it incredibly difficult for those who believe they have a genuine ability and predisposition for charitable work to make an active decision when they leave school and through their lives to enter such work.

People should have the freedom to enter such work without having to worry about financial constraints, as they are putting something valuable into society. 

Some like myself would prefer to work permanently in the charitable or voluntary sector, but have been forced because of financial pressures into private sector employment.

The whole system needs a rethink to allow those who wish to permanently offer their abilities to the charitable sector to be able to do so, and some means needs to be established that maybe the larger companies who have had a monopoly on the workforce for so long should make contributions towards local community funds which perhaps charitable or voluntary workers could be given enough to live on, and then topped up by the government.

Why is this idea important?

At the moment, the system as it stands makes it incredibly difficult for those who believe they have a genuine ability and predisposition for charitable work to make an active decision when they leave school and through their lives to enter such work.

People should have the freedom to enter such work without having to worry about financial constraints, as they are putting something valuable into society. 

Some like myself would prefer to work permanently in the charitable or voluntary sector, but have been forced because of financial pressures into private sector employment.

The whole system needs a rethink to allow those who wish to permanently offer their abilities to the charitable sector to be able to do so, and some means needs to be established that maybe the larger companies who have had a monopoly on the workforce for so long should make contributions towards local community funds which perhaps charitable or voluntary workers could be given enough to live on, and then topped up by the government.

Equal not separate. Legalise same sex civil marriage

Legalise same sex marriage.  The current laws are both discriminatory against same sex couples, and heterosexuals.  (Heterosexuals of course cannot partake in a "civil partnership")

At least civil marriage should be available to those who wish to have a civil marriage ceremony, and describe their ceremony just as a heterosexual couple can also describe their ceremony as marriage.

Civil marriage is a civil matter, not a religious matter, and therefore it is at the discretion of our politicians to allow this to happen with a majority according to polls in support of such, without any necessity whatsoever to apply any same sex marriage laws to religious institutions unless they wish to perform such, as some indeed would be happy to do.

 

Why is this idea important?

Legalise same sex marriage.  The current laws are both discriminatory against same sex couples, and heterosexuals.  (Heterosexuals of course cannot partake in a "civil partnership")

At least civil marriage should be available to those who wish to have a civil marriage ceremony, and describe their ceremony just as a heterosexual couple can also describe their ceremony as marriage.

Civil marriage is a civil matter, not a religious matter, and therefore it is at the discretion of our politicians to allow this to happen with a majority according to polls in support of such, without any necessity whatsoever to apply any same sex marriage laws to religious institutions unless they wish to perform such, as some indeed would be happy to do.