Criminal record for small amounts of drugs

I think that we should stop criminalising people for the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal consumption and concentrate our efforts on tackling drug dealers and importers coupled with education to reduce the problem.

Giving people criminal records in their teens and early twenties does not act as a deterrent and simply makes it harder to get a job in the future making them more likely to feel hopeless and, guess what, take more drugs!

Maybe being sent for enforcable "rehab" but with no criminal record would be a good approach for people caught with small amounts?

Why is this idea important?

I think that we should stop criminalising people for the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal consumption and concentrate our efforts on tackling drug dealers and importers coupled with education to reduce the problem.

Giving people criminal records in their teens and early twenties does not act as a deterrent and simply makes it harder to get a job in the future making them more likely to feel hopeless and, guess what, take more drugs!

Maybe being sent for enforcable "rehab" but with no criminal record would be a good approach for people caught with small amounts?

Loopholes

As a reasonable and productive system I propose that we shouldn't have to dot every i and cross every t with the way our laws are written. In the same way as doctors with poor patient recovery rates, we should be able to question the practise of laywers who repeatedly get people off 'on technicalities' and be allowed to appeal to a common-sense tzar (I dont know who it is) who can overrule.

Why is this idea important?

As a reasonable and productive system I propose that we shouldn't have to dot every i and cross every t with the way our laws are written. In the same way as doctors with poor patient recovery rates, we should be able to question the practise of laywers who repeatedly get people off 'on technicalities' and be allowed to appeal to a common-sense tzar (I dont know who it is) who can overrule.

Data Protection Laws

Scrap the whole lot. Its a lot a red tape which does nothing to give any of us any protection.

I am so fed up with having to go through endless questions to check my identify every time I call anyone..(with the exception of banking who should have their own security protocols)

Why is this idea important?

Scrap the whole lot. Its a lot a red tape which does nothing to give any of us any protection.

I am so fed up with having to go through endless questions to check my identify every time I call anyone..(with the exception of banking who should have their own security protocols)

Registering for a TV license every time you buy a Tv or set top box

Surely by now everyone with a TV has a license, so why do I as a consumer have to gaff around for 15mins filling in a form each time I buy a new TV or set top box.

Why is this idea important?

Surely by now everyone with a TV has a license, so why do I as a consumer have to gaff around for 15mins filling in a form each time I buy a new TV or set top box.

Speed Cameras

All speed cameras should be abolished and we should have a return to proper Policing of our roads, not Policing by machine with a total lack of discretion.

Why is this idea important?

All speed cameras should be abolished and we should have a return to proper Policing of our roads, not Policing by machine with a total lack of discretion.

Any laws which allow prisoners to sue the state for conditions

It doesn't happen alot but why should we compensate criminals who get a bad back because of the matress they sleep on IN JAIL!? I expect its the human rights act which allows this

Why is this idea important?

It doesn't happen alot but why should we compensate criminals who get a bad back because of the matress they sleep on IN JAIL!? I expect its the human rights act which allows this

Anything about people feeling offended

As a society we seem to have forgotten:

a) how to take something on the chin

b) how to ignore idiots

Lets stop the maddness by removing laws with 'hatred' in the title and reminding people that freedom should cover their activity/preference but also other peoples feelings about that!

Why is this idea important?

As a society we seem to have forgotten:

a) how to take something on the chin

b) how to ignore idiots

Lets stop the maddness by removing laws with 'hatred' in the title and reminding people that freedom should cover their activity/preference but also other peoples feelings about that!

Smoking laws

The anti smoking laws are draconian and should be relaxed. In other european countries witb smoking bans there is a much more flexible approach to the law.

– Bars and clubs should be able to designate themselves as smoking venues providing it is clearly marked outside.

– Bars and Clubs should be able to designate a smoking room inside (in an otherwise non smoking venue)

This would allow both smokers and non smokers to have the choice that they want. Similar schemes operate in one way or another in France Spain and the Netherlands

Why is this idea important?

The anti smoking laws are draconian and should be relaxed. In other european countries witb smoking bans there is a much more flexible approach to the law.

– Bars and clubs should be able to designate themselves as smoking venues providing it is clearly marked outside.

– Bars and Clubs should be able to designate a smoking room inside (in an otherwise non smoking venue)

This would allow both smokers and non smokers to have the choice that they want. Similar schemes operate in one way or another in France Spain and the Netherlands

Pharmacists criminalised

I am concerned that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who accidentally give the wrong medication to a patient have been prosecuted and convicted in criminal courts. Whilst not wanting to minimise the effects of such an error, is it really right to proceed to a criminal trial? Surely an investigation by the regulating bodies would be more appropriate in the first instance. This happens in other fields of medical practice.

Why is this idea important?

I am concerned that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who accidentally give the wrong medication to a patient have been prosecuted and convicted in criminal courts. Whilst not wanting to minimise the effects of such an error, is it really right to proceed to a criminal trial? Surely an investigation by the regulating bodies would be more appropriate in the first instance. This happens in other fields of medical practice.

motorways

The 3rd lane should be above 70mph as same with the middle lane, so that you can have it set out as…

 

1st lane 70mph

2nd lane 70mph-90mph

3rd lane 90mph+

or just have it set like the autoban in Germany where its unrestricted and trust the moterists to use commen sense, the idea of leaving the 1st lane at 70mph is there are some people that do not like change or to go faster so this way would then suit all motorists.

Why is this idea important?

The 3rd lane should be above 70mph as same with the middle lane, so that you can have it set out as…

 

1st lane 70mph

2nd lane 70mph-90mph

3rd lane 90mph+

or just have it set like the autoban in Germany where its unrestricted and trust the moterists to use commen sense, the idea of leaving the 1st lane at 70mph is there are some people that do not like change or to go faster so this way would then suit all motorists.

Protect my land

Allow forced eviction of long-term (more than a few minutes, for example, so not your casual trespassor who is briefly crossing your land) trespass on land I own. If immigrants or travellers take up residence in my field/shed/garden/tree (as seen in press in recent months) then they should be forcibly evicted without question as it is my land, not theirs.

Why is this idea important?

Allow forced eviction of long-term (more than a few minutes, for example, so not your casual trespassor who is briefly crossing your land) trespass on land I own. If immigrants or travellers take up residence in my field/shed/garden/tree (as seen in press in recent months) then they should be forcibly evicted without question as it is my land, not theirs.

DVLA SORN Requirements

Currently, It is nessasary to tell the DVLA when a vehicle is not to be used on the public roads, and is going to be stored unlicenced. (by making a Statutory Off Road Notification)

If the cat tax were to expire, surely that is enough that the DVLA would be aware of this, and so would not need to be told.

It seems totally unnessasary to be required to inform the DVLA at every moment, and overly beurocratic.

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

Currently, It is nessasary to tell the DVLA when a vehicle is not to be used on the public roads, and is going to be stored unlicenced. (by making a Statutory Off Road Notification)

If the cat tax were to expire, surely that is enough that the DVLA would be aware of this, and so would not need to be told.

It seems totally unnessasary to be required to inform the DVLA at every moment, and overly beurocratic.

 

 

 

Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

This law is unessessary – we already have laws to prevent people committing acts of sexual violence towards others.  This law prevents people making or viewing a record of acts which occur between consenting adults. 

Why is this idea important?

This law is unessessary – we already have laws to prevent people committing acts of sexual violence towards others.  This law prevents people making or viewing a record of acts which occur between consenting adults. 

Review Speeding Laws

Speeding (over 70mph) on motorways should be OK if traffic conditions allow – clear road and good conditions, under 85mph should be acceptable, for example.

Speeding (over 30mph) in residential areas should be made stricter with double fines/points around schools (as in America).

All money raised from speeding fines should be ploughed back into the road system.

Police/councils should NOT have to justify speed traps/cameras.

Why is this idea important?

Speeding (over 70mph) on motorways should be OK if traffic conditions allow – clear road and good conditions, under 85mph should be acceptable, for example.

Speeding (over 30mph) in residential areas should be made stricter with double fines/points around schools (as in America).

All money raised from speeding fines should be ploughed back into the road system.

Police/councils should NOT have to justify speed traps/cameras.

Prison Time for Murderers

Minimum 30 years prison time for murderers, no parole, no comforts.

Remove the automatic reduction of sentences for good behaviour bur increase jail time for poor behaviour.

Automatic life (min 50 years – no parole) for child murderers or infirm elderly murderers.

Any death caused by a motoring accident should be treated as minimum manslaughter chat=rge unless circumstances (vehicle fault) dictate otherwise.  No crime such as death by reckless driving followed by a heft fine!

Why is this idea important?

Minimum 30 years prison time for murderers, no parole, no comforts.

Remove the automatic reduction of sentences for good behaviour bur increase jail time for poor behaviour.

Automatic life (min 50 years – no parole) for child murderers or infirm elderly murderers.

Any death caused by a motoring accident should be treated as minimum manslaughter chat=rge unless circumstances (vehicle fault) dictate otherwise.  No crime such as death by reckless driving followed by a heft fine!

All EU laws

All EU laws passed during the last 40 years should be repealed now and the British people released from the scurge of the EU. The best way is to leave now and save the country £40 million every day.

Why is this idea important?

All EU laws passed during the last 40 years should be repealed now and the British people released from the scurge of the EU. The best way is to leave now and save the country £40 million every day.

Section 48 restrictions on non-English landlords

A residential landlord should be permitted to give an address for service anywhere in the United Kingdom, not just in England and Wales (Section 48 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, and various places in the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002)

Why is this idea important?

A residential landlord should be permitted to give an address for service anywhere in the United Kingdom, not just in England and Wales (Section 48 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, and various places in the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002)