Rather than banning legal highs and all the replacement chemicals, why not just decriminalise and regulate the drugs people have been taking for years?

It's seems really stupid to keep banning each and every legal high as they are released only for "chemists" to release slightly different drugs to replace them in the "legal high" shops.

I mean people have been using Cannabis, Cocaine, Ecstacy etc for YEARS, admittedly they have their downsides and side effects, but at least we have DECADES if not centuries of experience with them and their effects.

With the "real" drugs being illegal we're simply driving "chemists" to create more "legal highs" drugs which we don't know much about, which have little to no testing and are completely new to the human body and the law system.

Why is this idea important?

It's seems really stupid to keep banning each and every legal high as they are released only for "chemists" to release slightly different drugs to replace them in the "legal high" shops.

I mean people have been using Cannabis, Cocaine, Ecstacy etc for YEARS, admittedly they have their downsides and side effects, but at least we have DECADES if not centuries of experience with them and their effects.

With the "real" drugs being illegal we're simply driving "chemists" to create more "legal highs" drugs which we don't know much about, which have little to no testing and are completely new to the human body and the law system.

Display of Tax disc in vehicles.

It seems unimportant, but in this modern age of ANPR police registration plate checking systems and automatic fines for not taxing your car it seems really silly that it's still illegal for someone to "not properly display a tax disc in their vehicle".

Come one Britain, as you change the systems and the way things work moves along with the times please change the laws that refer to those systems.

I for one don't display my Tax disc, it fell off and I'd prefer not to have a big ugly sticker on my windscreen, but the DVLA/Police information system will tell you that i have tax for my car and MOT and insurance, and if i didn't I would get an automatic fine in the post.

So why is that I'm still supposed to display the archaic reciept in my windscreen?

Why is this idea important?

It seems unimportant, but in this modern age of ANPR police registration plate checking systems and automatic fines for not taxing your car it seems really silly that it's still illegal for someone to "not properly display a tax disc in their vehicle".

Come one Britain, as you change the systems and the way things work moves along with the times please change the laws that refer to those systems.

I for one don't display my Tax disc, it fell off and I'd prefer not to have a big ugly sticker on my windscreen, but the DVLA/Police information system will tell you that i have tax for my car and MOT and insurance, and if i didn't I would get an automatic fine in the post.

So why is that I'm still supposed to display the archaic reciept in my windscreen?

Speeding shouldn’t incur points on your license

Sure, we all understand WHY we shouldn't speed, but on today's roads littered with speed cameras it is possible to lose a license to points in a single journey.

It's fully acceptable, if a little bit like profiteering to hit speeding motorists with £60 fines for each offense, but with SO MANY speed cameras it's excessive to put points on peoples license.

Why is this idea important?

Sure, we all understand WHY we shouldn't speed, but on today's roads littered with speed cameras it is possible to lose a license to points in a single journey.

It's fully acceptable, if a little bit like profiteering to hit speeding motorists with £60 fines for each offense, but with SO MANY speed cameras it's excessive to put points on peoples license.

Far more TAX on Banks.

We should not be facing cuts in public services and hikes to VAT – these things are hurting the poor – while the banks, who have taken so much from our society, are making millions of pounds in profit.

There should be a full enquiry into how much the banks actually put back into society, and how much they cost society. We shouldn't be walking on egg shells to keep them here if they're not actaully contributing as much as they're costing.

Also seperation of the "service" parts of banks and the "risk taking / investment" part of banks is extremely important. Or a non-profit National Bank should be set up.

I propose a huge tax hike for the banks to offset and avoid the cuts and tax hikes for the people.

 

Essentially the people should be more important than the big businesses, right now we are second class citizens while big businesses are treated like royalty.

Why is this idea important?

We should not be facing cuts in public services and hikes to VAT – these things are hurting the poor – while the banks, who have taken so much from our society, are making millions of pounds in profit.

There should be a full enquiry into how much the banks actually put back into society, and how much they cost society. We shouldn't be walking on egg shells to keep them here if they're not actaully contributing as much as they're costing.

Also seperation of the "service" parts of banks and the "risk taking / investment" part of banks is extremely important. Or a non-profit National Bank should be set up.

I propose a huge tax hike for the banks to offset and avoid the cuts and tax hikes for the people.

 

Essentially the people should be more important than the big businesses, right now we are second class citizens while big businesses are treated like royalty.

Removal of NuLabours falsely created public sector jobs.

In an underhanded attempt to remove people from unemployment, new Labour massively changed how the TAx, benefits and tax credit sytems worked.

They created various different agencies (all of whome seem unable to communicate between themselves) to deal with each individual aspect of our tax, benefits tax credits etc.

This obviously created millions of jobs, which looked like they were taking people out of unemployment, at the time.

Now we're a few years down the line, it's pretty obvious that not only are we as a Country having trouble affording all these departments and jobs in the public sector, but it's also extremely confusing/frustrating and plain difficult to arrange anything with these various agencies.

The Tax credit people don't know how much you earn, the benefits agency doesn't know how much tax credit's you're getting and the HMRC, well they couldn't care less as long as they get their pound of flesh.

What was wrong with working it all out through your tax code? One organization who deals with your income tax, credits and benefits all based on a circumstance relative tax code?

low income and young children? – high tax free earnings allowance (tax code).

high income, no kids – low tax free earnings allowance (tax code)

 

Sure we'll need to lay off a lot of unneccesary public sector workers, but they really shouldn't have been employed in the first place, it was all a "trick" to bring the unemployment figure down, a trick we can't afford to support any longer.

Why is this idea important?

In an underhanded attempt to remove people from unemployment, new Labour massively changed how the TAx, benefits and tax credit sytems worked.

They created various different agencies (all of whome seem unable to communicate between themselves) to deal with each individual aspect of our tax, benefits tax credits etc.

This obviously created millions of jobs, which looked like they were taking people out of unemployment, at the time.

Now we're a few years down the line, it's pretty obvious that not only are we as a Country having trouble affording all these departments and jobs in the public sector, but it's also extremely confusing/frustrating and plain difficult to arrange anything with these various agencies.

The Tax credit people don't know how much you earn, the benefits agency doesn't know how much tax credit's you're getting and the HMRC, well they couldn't care less as long as they get their pound of flesh.

What was wrong with working it all out through your tax code? One organization who deals with your income tax, credits and benefits all based on a circumstance relative tax code?

low income and young children? – high tax free earnings allowance (tax code).

high income, no kids – low tax free earnings allowance (tax code)

 

Sure we'll need to lay off a lot of unneccesary public sector workers, but they really shouldn't have been employed in the first place, it was all a "trick" to bring the unemployment figure down, a trick we can't afford to support any longer.

End the banks profiteering from our poverty

Simply, it should be outlawed for banks to make PROFIT from it's customers having a hard time financially.

I personally, only last month was charged in excess of £40 for being 54p short for a direct debit, with the "payment review fees" – which are added instantly – and subsequently take the account overdrawn and open it up to further charges, and the daily charges for being overdrawn as a result of the decision made at the expensive "payment review".

I'm pretty sure it doesn't cost Alliance and Leicester £40+ to decide whether or not to pay a direct debit which is 54p short.

 

The banks are currently putting those who struggle to get by in this increasingly expensive Country into a spiral of debt and charges and that is unacceptable considering OUR TAX MONEY was used to save them from their own mistakes.

 

 

We want a bank to LOOK AFTER our money, not to take as much as they can at every single opportunity. If needs be creat a National bank, a not for profit organization who can look after the British peoples money, allow them to pay wages in and bills out, without simply existing to sell financial products and to create as much debt as possible.

Why is this idea important?

Simply, it should be outlawed for banks to make PROFIT from it's customers having a hard time financially.

I personally, only last month was charged in excess of £40 for being 54p short for a direct debit, with the "payment review fees" – which are added instantly – and subsequently take the account overdrawn and open it up to further charges, and the daily charges for being overdrawn as a result of the decision made at the expensive "payment review".

I'm pretty sure it doesn't cost Alliance and Leicester £40+ to decide whether or not to pay a direct debit which is 54p short.

 

The banks are currently putting those who struggle to get by in this increasingly expensive Country into a spiral of debt and charges and that is unacceptable considering OUR TAX MONEY was used to save them from their own mistakes.

 

 

We want a bank to LOOK AFTER our money, not to take as much as they can at every single opportunity. If needs be creat a National bank, a not for profit organization who can look after the British peoples money, allow them to pay wages in and bills out, without simply existing to sell financial products and to create as much debt as possible.

Turn millions of “criminals” back into civilians.

Millions of UK residents, hard working, tax paying, moral people are currently criminalised because of their choice of recreational drug.

Many Brits drink alcohol, many drink it to excess, only to end up in trouble through their foolish drunked actions, or addicted.

It perplexes me that these "drunks" are perfectly legal to wander our streets causing trouble, starting fights, damaging property and costing the Country millions of pounds every year.

When millions of us have to hide in our homes to smoke a little cannabis is completely unacceptable. Cannabis smokers are generally non-violent, cause absolutely no harm to society as a whole, have no detrimental effects on those around them, and enjoy their choice of recreational drug often as a hobby / lifestyle.

It's completely alien to me that you are allowed to go out binge drinking, using a legal drug which is highly addictive and damaging while if you choose to use a less addictive, far less damaging and FAR FAR FAR less socially damaging recreational drug you are classed as a criminal.

This must change before i personally have a shred of respect for the law in this country.

Why is this idea important?

Millions of UK residents, hard working, tax paying, moral people are currently criminalised because of their choice of recreational drug.

Many Brits drink alcohol, many drink it to excess, only to end up in trouble through their foolish drunked actions, or addicted.

It perplexes me that these "drunks" are perfectly legal to wander our streets causing trouble, starting fights, damaging property and costing the Country millions of pounds every year.

When millions of us have to hide in our homes to smoke a little cannabis is completely unacceptable. Cannabis smokers are generally non-violent, cause absolutely no harm to society as a whole, have no detrimental effects on those around them, and enjoy their choice of recreational drug often as a hobby / lifestyle.

It's completely alien to me that you are allowed to go out binge drinking, using a legal drug which is highly addictive and damaging while if you choose to use a less addictive, far less damaging and FAR FAR FAR less socially damaging recreational drug you are classed as a criminal.

This must change before i personally have a shred of respect for the law in this country.