Continue to allow anonymous pre-pay credit cards

A Labour MP, Geraint Davies, wants to effectively ban anonymous pre-pay credit cards via a Ten minute rule bill.  He apparently has 40 MPs supporting this (shame on them).

I don't want this to happen

Why is this idea important?

A Labour MP, Geraint Davies, wants to effectively ban anonymous pre-pay credit cards via a Ten minute rule bill.  He apparently has 40 MPs supporting this (shame on them).

I don't want this to happen

Repeal the (soon to be enacted Law) on minimum pricing for alcohol

OK, so I'm stretching the remit of this formula but this government is doing so well and looking likely to give us back our freedom and resisting the urges, and the opportunities, to impinge freedoms further.  However it has also made, a very few, bad "noises" when it comes to liberty, probably provoked by the socialists.

Put up the tax if you must (although use this to either put down tax elsewhere or find more savings so as to keep the 20:80 ratio) but let's not have either minimum pricing or bans on selling below cost price.

Why is this idea important?

OK, so I'm stretching the remit of this formula but this government is doing so well and looking likely to give us back our freedom and resisting the urges, and the opportunities, to impinge freedoms further.  However it has also made, a very few, bad "noises" when it comes to liberty, probably provoked by the socialists.

Put up the tax if you must (although use this to either put down tax elsewhere or find more savings so as to keep the 20:80 ratio) but let's not have either minimum pricing or bans on selling below cost price.

Repeal the (soon to be enacted Law) on minimum pricing for alcohol

OK, so I'm stretching the remit of this formula but this government is doing so well and looking likely to give us back our freedom and resisting the urges, and the opportunities, to impinge freedoms further.  However it has also made, a very few, bad "noises" when it comes to liberty, probably provoked by the socialists.

Put up the tax if you must (although use this to either put down tax elsewhere or find more savings so as to keep the 20:80 ratio) but let's not have either minimum pricing or bans on selling below cost price.

Why is this idea important?

OK, so I'm stretching the remit of this formula but this government is doing so well and looking likely to give us back our freedom and resisting the urges, and the opportunities, to impinge freedoms further.  However it has also made, a very few, bad "noises" when it comes to liberty, probably provoked by the socialists.

Put up the tax if you must (although use this to either put down tax elsewhere or find more savings so as to keep the 20:80 ratio) but let's not have either minimum pricing or bans on selling below cost price.

Glorification of terrorism offence (remove)

What it says:

 

A philosophy don came to speak at my school when I was much younger.  He mentioned in passing that the economic assumption that people always act selfishly was clearly not always valid.

 

For example, he said, "if that were true we would not get such a thing as a suicide bomber".

We can argue about whether this is a valid line of argument but people should certainly be free to say such things.  Keep the offence of incitement if you must, but let's get rid of this silly "glorification" nonsense.

Why is this idea important?

What it says:

 

A philosophy don came to speak at my school when I was much younger.  He mentioned in passing that the economic assumption that people always act selfishly was clearly not always valid.

 

For example, he said, "if that were true we would not get such a thing as a suicide bomber".

We can argue about whether this is a valid line of argument but people should certainly be free to say such things.  Keep the offence of incitement if you must, but let's get rid of this silly "glorification" nonsense.

AV referendum (not to be held on same day as other elections)

Not strictly a law to be repealed but it would be wholly wrong to have the AV referendum on the same day as other elections in Scotland and Wales. 

This would skew the turnout to be higher in some parts of the UK, rather than others, it would also distract voters in those areas from giving this very important decision their full attention.

Why is this idea important?

Not strictly a law to be repealed but it would be wholly wrong to have the AV referendum on the same day as other elections in Scotland and Wales. 

This would skew the turnout to be higher in some parts of the UK, rather than others, it would also distract voters in those areas from giving this very important decision their full attention.

Partial smacking ban (repeal)

When I come to have children I don't know whether my family's internal constitution will permit smacking.  Less still do I know whether I will have cause to resort to actually carrying out such chastisement (which is a distinctly different question).  I think I probably will not.

However the nature of building a free democracy is that we have to permit more than we would actually resort to ourselves.  If we don't have this mentality then most of us, the vast majority, will end up either criminals, or at least feeling vastly over constrained by the law.

 

Leave it up to a jury to decide what constitutes "reasonable chastisement".  Rather than saying that anything that leads to even a temporary reddening of the skin should be considered a crime.

Why is this idea important?

When I come to have children I don't know whether my family's internal constitution will permit smacking.  Less still do I know whether I will have cause to resort to actually carrying out such chastisement (which is a distinctly different question).  I think I probably will not.

However the nature of building a free democracy is that we have to permit more than we would actually resort to ourselves.  If we don't have this mentality then most of us, the vast majority, will end up either criminals, or at least feeling vastly over constrained by the law.

 

Leave it up to a jury to decide what constitutes "reasonable chastisement".  Rather than saying that anything that leads to even a temporary reddening of the skin should be considered a crime.

Prevention of Crime Act 1988 Section 139 change ‘good reason’, to ‘reasonable excuse’ and explicitly allow lock knives

It is, in my view, wrong that, while a 2.5 inch folding penknife is legal, it is illegal if the knife has a safety lock.  Parliament explicitly wrote this law to allow people to carry folding knives of a particular length.  However they(you) did not explicitly consider folding knives with a safety lock and this was left up to judicial interpretation.  

The interpretation given was that folding knives with a safety lock were indistinguishable from fixed blade knives.  Take another look.

 

Why is this idea important?

It is, in my view, wrong that, while a 2.5 inch folding penknife is legal, it is illegal if the knife has a safety lock.  Parliament explicitly wrote this law to allow people to carry folding knives of a particular length.  However they(you) did not explicitly consider folding knives with a safety lock and this was left up to judicial interpretation.  

The interpretation given was that folding knives with a safety lock were indistinguishable from fixed blade knives.  Take another look.