Ban the covering of the face in public places

If we are to have the prolifferation of CCTV etc then it should be an offense to mask your features in any way. You should always be identifiable in public with NO exceptions.

You  should always be liable for your actions and this would include the veil, BP protestors hoods, G20 rioters face masks etc.

Why is this idea important?

If we are to have the prolifferation of CCTV etc then it should be an offense to mask your features in any way. You should always be identifiable in public with NO exceptions.

You  should always be liable for your actions and this would include the veil, BP protestors hoods, G20 rioters face masks etc.

Private expenses paid to replace state expenses to be tax deductable.

If an individual chooses to replace the (inadequate) service provided by the state via tax payments out of their own pocket then these costs should be tax deductable.

For example if you pay for private healthcare or education then these costs should be recoverable from the state as in effect you have paid for the service twice. Once to the state via tax (which presumably has not provided the level of service paid for) and then once again through the private payment.

This is papably unfair.

Why is this idea important?

If an individual chooses to replace the (inadequate) service provided by the state via tax payments out of their own pocket then these costs should be tax deductable.

For example if you pay for private healthcare or education then these costs should be recoverable from the state as in effect you have paid for the service twice. Once to the state via tax (which presumably has not provided the level of service paid for) and then once again through the private payment.

This is papably unfair.

Payment of compensation to be automatic when convicted of a financial crime.

To make the compensation order automatic to the benefit amount (the amount stolen) when someone is convicted of a financial crime, fraud or theft.

At the moment a confiscation hearing has to be held which wastes police and court time and is morally wrong as it takes into account the criminal's 'ability' to pay which is ridiculou. You stole the money, you pay it back.

This award should be automatic on conviction with further penalty for non-compliance.

Why is this idea important?

To make the compensation order automatic to the benefit amount (the amount stolen) when someone is convicted of a financial crime, fraud or theft.

At the moment a confiscation hearing has to be held which wastes police and court time and is morally wrong as it takes into account the criminal's 'ability' to pay which is ridiculou. You stole the money, you pay it back.

This award should be automatic on conviction with further penalty for non-compliance.

Implimentation of a Taylor Law (see US legislation) for monopoly industries in the UK.

Make monopolies fully accountable for their actions by implimenting something similar to the Taylor Law in the US (specifically New York).

In a monopoly market forces fail because there is no alternative to the customer.  Therefore the customer needs to be protected from the monopoly refusing to provide the service it is contractually abliged to do.

A good example is the Underground in London. I dont care why they are not providing a service on certain days (and that INCLUDES strikes). I care how much money it has cost me because they havent provided that service.

They need to be open to compensation payemnts and not be able to refuse on the grounds that there was a strike – that is their problem.

I would look at extending this to non-monopolies as well. Its about time BA for example fully compensation people and businesses for withdrawing their service. 

Why is this idea important?

Make monopolies fully accountable for their actions by implimenting something similar to the Taylor Law in the US (specifically New York).

In a monopoly market forces fail because there is no alternative to the customer.  Therefore the customer needs to be protected from the monopoly refusing to provide the service it is contractually abliged to do.

A good example is the Underground in London. I dont care why they are not providing a service on certain days (and that INCLUDES strikes). I care how much money it has cost me because they havent provided that service.

They need to be open to compensation payemnts and not be able to refuse on the grounds that there was a strike – that is their problem.

I would look at extending this to non-monopolies as well. Its about time BA for example fully compensation people and businesses for withdrawing their service. 

Removal of immunity from prosecution for Government Agencies

It is utterly ludicrous that certain Government Agencies are immune from civil legal action should they fail to fulfil their role and thereby fail to serve or protect the public in the manner that they are paid to do.

 

My examples (though I am sure there are others) are the FSA, the FSCS and the FOS.

 

These are Goevernment Agencies created to protect the public in the Financial Services Industry. When they fail to do this they should be held accountable – financially if necessary.

Why is this idea important?

It is utterly ludicrous that certain Government Agencies are immune from civil legal action should they fail to fulfil their role and thereby fail to serve or protect the public in the manner that they are paid to do.

 

My examples (though I am sure there are others) are the FSA, the FSCS and the FOS.

 

These are Goevernment Agencies created to protect the public in the Financial Services Industry. When they fail to do this they should be held accountable – financially if necessary.