Scrap rubbish & recycling collections.

I'm not old. I'm too young to remember 'the good old days'. BUT I am old enough to remember when local authorities provided a decent refuse collection SERVICE.

In the 1960s, binmen went into people's back gardens, collected their dustbins, emptied them & put them back where they found them. By the Thatcher era, cutbacks meant they provide less of a service: they only collected bins & rubbish from FRONT gardens. By the time Gordon Brown was PM the bunch of shirkers & dossers known as binmen conveniently didn't even have to step over the threshhold  of our properties. Today if we want them to do what we pay them to do, when have to leave wheely bins & recycling boxes with their handles over the pavement. If we want these arrogant Prima-Donnas to empty them, we must make sure they don't contain 'the wrong kind of rubbish'. In some areas they only collect fortnightly.

If we comply with the rules that make their job easy, they 'graciously' take our rubbish & then totally ignore rules & laws that are too much like hard work to comply with, i.e. they leave the bins & boxes across pavements, parking bays etc..

Why don't we relieve these idle gits of their jobs & do what the French do (in rural as well as urban areas) & have COMMUNAL recycling bins?

Why is this idea important?

I'm not old. I'm too young to remember 'the good old days'. BUT I am old enough to remember when local authorities provided a decent refuse collection SERVICE.

In the 1960s, binmen went into people's back gardens, collected their dustbins, emptied them & put them back where they found them. By the Thatcher era, cutbacks meant they provide less of a service: they only collected bins & rubbish from FRONT gardens. By the time Gordon Brown was PM the bunch of shirkers & dossers known as binmen conveniently didn't even have to step over the threshhold  of our properties. Today if we want them to do what we pay them to do, when have to leave wheely bins & recycling boxes with their handles over the pavement. If we want these arrogant Prima-Donnas to empty them, we must make sure they don't contain 'the wrong kind of rubbish'. In some areas they only collect fortnightly.

If we comply with the rules that make their job easy, they 'graciously' take our rubbish & then totally ignore rules & laws that are too much like hard work to comply with, i.e. they leave the bins & boxes across pavements, parking bays etc..

Why don't we relieve these idle gits of their jobs & do what the French do (in rural as well as urban areas) & have COMMUNAL recycling bins?

Abolish personal references on job applications.

The coalition are looking at ways to get people off benefits & into work. If someone's unemployed & applies for a lot of jobs there is only a limited number of people they can truthfully choose to give personal references & these people might get fed up (or unable to cope with) continually writing references, meaning the unemployed person remains on the dole through no fault of their own.

Why is this idea important?

The coalition are looking at ways to get people off benefits & into work. If someone's unemployed & applies for a lot of jobs there is only a limited number of people they can truthfully choose to give personal references & these people might get fed up (or unable to cope with) continually writing references, meaning the unemployed person remains on the dole through no fault of their own.

Scrap all paid paternity & maternity leave.

Having children is a lifestyle choice nowadays. The British public are well educated enough to know where babies come from. People ought to think twice about having what they can't afford.

Why is this idea important?

Having children is a lifestyle choice nowadays. The British public are well educated enough to know where babies come from. People ought to think twice about having what they can't afford.

Repeal legislation requiring firms to reveal what they pay men & women.

I'm amazed the coalition are going to go-ahead with this law proposed by Labour, where employers must publish what they pay male versus female staff.

Why is this idea important?

I'm amazed the coalition are going to go-ahead with this law proposed by Labour, where employers must publish what they pay male versus female staff.

Scrap the rule requiring Fire Service, etc. to employ staff whose ethnic origin is same as general public.

I don't know if it's the law, or just a guidance. But organisations like the fire service are supposed to reflect the general ethnic make-up of the area they serve: e.g. if 5% of the population are Polish them 5% of the fire service staff must also be Polish. This is ridiculous, because if Polish people want to join the fire service they would've stayed in Poland! If they've got Polish parents, they'd probably apply to join a fire brigade in Poland, where it's cheaper to live.

Why is this idea important?

I don't know if it's the law, or just a guidance. But organisations like the fire service are supposed to reflect the general ethnic make-up of the area they serve: e.g. if 5% of the population are Polish them 5% of the fire service staff must also be Polish. This is ridiculous, because if Polish people want to join the fire service they would've stayed in Poland! If they've got Polish parents, they'd probably apply to join a fire brigade in Poland, where it's cheaper to live.