Govenment Housing Plan/ Family & Job specific

I have lived in Council Housing and Private. Why do we still think building council (stigma, ASBO infected) housing is a good idea. My idea will save money for the government and give pride back to the, tax paying, working man/woman.

Everyone craves to buy their own home and those who have been lucky have, in the main, provided for their retirement from equity built over the 25/30 year mortgage. It is a common fact that private sector housing is financially profitable and council housing is not. WHY doesn’t the Goverment invest money set aside for new Council (stigmatized) estates, differently. Call it a ‘Government Housing Plan – GHP’. Job seekers can move to areas where jobs are more prolific, look for a private property suitable for their needs and then apply to for a GHP rental agreement. Whilt they pay the rent the cost of purchasing the house is deminished and the equity in the building increases. This family are now living with pride, socially integrated. Incentives to keep high moral could come in the form of Cash back incentive to help them put a deposit down on their own private property. When that family need to move on the house can be sold for profit and the profit can be re-invested in sheltered accommodation or independant living quarters for vulnerable adults.

I know that there is a great shortage of rented accommodation. Surely this idea could address that problem.

Why is this idea important?

I have lived in Council Housing and Private. Why do we still think building council (stigma, ASBO infected) housing is a good idea. My idea will save money for the government and give pride back to the, tax paying, working man/woman.

Everyone craves to buy their own home and those who have been lucky have, in the main, provided for their retirement from equity built over the 25/30 year mortgage. It is a common fact that private sector housing is financially profitable and council housing is not. WHY doesn’t the Goverment invest money set aside for new Council (stigmatized) estates, differently. Call it a ‘Government Housing Plan – GHP’. Job seekers can move to areas where jobs are more prolific, look for a private property suitable for their needs and then apply to for a GHP rental agreement. Whilt they pay the rent the cost of purchasing the house is deminished and the equity in the building increases. This family are now living with pride, socially integrated. Incentives to keep high moral could come in the form of Cash back incentive to help them put a deposit down on their own private property. When that family need to move on the house can be sold for profit and the profit can be re-invested in sheltered accommodation or independant living quarters for vulnerable adults.

I know that there is a great shortage of rented accommodation. Surely this idea could address that problem.

Caring for the vulnerable in KIND not CASH

My daughter faught for independance – born paraplegic with she relied on her wheelchair to get around. Social Services dolled out cash in the form of DLA – Disability Living Allowance and SDA – Severe Disability Allowance and gave her money to purchase her own care when she could not even tell the time. The flat she was given had ASBO issues known to Social Services and my daughter was told to document goings-on for over 12 months which she did but the courts could not do anything apart from slap an ASBO order on the culprit. My daughter did not understand that by accepting the CASH she had made herself soley responsible for her own well-being. She died from neglect aged 31 years.

Why is this idea important?

My daughter faught for independance – born paraplegic with she relied on her wheelchair to get around. Social Services dolled out cash in the form of DLA – Disability Living Allowance and SDA – Severe Disability Allowance and gave her money to purchase her own care when she could not even tell the time. The flat she was given had ASBO issues known to Social Services and my daughter was told to document goings-on for over 12 months which she did but the courts could not do anything apart from slap an ASBO order on the culprit. My daughter did not understand that by accepting the CASH she had made herself soley responsible for her own well-being. She died from neglect aged 31 years.

Reform Benefit payment Method

As a temporary money-saving system, instead of paying the (soon to increase) number of unemployment benefit claimants actual money, with which they can buy super-cheap frozen food, cheap cider and worse, we should instead pay them in personalised vouchers for certain shops.

Why is this idea important?

As a temporary money-saving system, instead of paying the (soon to increase) number of unemployment benefit claimants actual money, with which they can buy super-cheap frozen food, cheap cider and worse, we should instead pay them in personalised vouchers for certain shops.

Abolish all NHS spending on homeopathy.

The govenment will save at least £4 million a year, and patient choice will be simplified and made more effective and objective.  When patients use non-efficacious treatment, they are being delayed in getting effective treatment.  

Why is this idea important?

The govenment will save at least £4 million a year, and patient choice will be simplified and made more effective and objective.  When patients use non-efficacious treatment, they are being delayed in getting effective treatment.  

Replace Speed Cameras with ANPR Cameras

With some authorties removing speed cameras altogether perhaps a better solution would be to convert all speed cameras to ANPR cameras and catch  uninsured untaxed vehicles and possibly unlicensed drivers.

With modern technology the Cameras could be linked by radio to the national computer and a message sent out to police vehicles in the area of "suspicious vehicles." a patrol car in the area could then intercept and investgate, assuming it wasn't on more important business.

 

speed cameras could then possibly be replace by flashing "overspeed" warning signs.   

Why is this idea important?

With some authorties removing speed cameras altogether perhaps a better solution would be to convert all speed cameras to ANPR cameras and catch  uninsured untaxed vehicles and possibly unlicensed drivers.

With modern technology the Cameras could be linked by radio to the national computer and a message sent out to police vehicles in the area of "suspicious vehicles." a patrol car in the area could then intercept and investgate, assuming it wasn't on more important business.

 

speed cameras could then possibly be replace by flashing "overspeed" warning signs.   

Scrap Ofsted and give local authorities powers to regulate schools and nurseries/childminders etc.

Ofsted are an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy and in the event do not have teeth.  Most of their reporting is covering their own backs with jargon, and simply puts a huge burden on all those who work with young children.  I have experience of complaining to Ofsted about a rather serious problem with a childcare provider, and they did not even investigate the situation I complained about – they just told me they investigate whether the provider has procedures in place for such a situation, they do not verify it a situation took place or not.  So this provider continues to operate because they filled a piece of paper in correctly for Ofsted.  This was a pointlese exercice.  It would have been much better if the LA had local control of monitorinig providers/schools etc. and could step in with more decisive actions where complaints are made.  And in the meantime everyone could be left to get on with their jobs without the threat of Ofsted inspections and the amout of paperwork that involves.

Why is this idea important?

Ofsted are an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy and in the event do not have teeth.  Most of their reporting is covering their own backs with jargon, and simply puts a huge burden on all those who work with young children.  I have experience of complaining to Ofsted about a rather serious problem with a childcare provider, and they did not even investigate the situation I complained about – they just told me they investigate whether the provider has procedures in place for such a situation, they do not verify it a situation took place or not.  So this provider continues to operate because they filled a piece of paper in correctly for Ofsted.  This was a pointlese exercice.  It would have been much better if the LA had local control of monitorinig providers/schools etc. and could step in with more decisive actions where complaints are made.  And in the meantime everyone could be left to get on with their jobs without the threat of Ofsted inspections and the amout of paperwork that involves.

Raise 40 mph limit for HGV’s to 45 mph (on a trail basis)

The 40 mph limit for goods vehicles is outdated – They have air-brakes now and with disc brakes using ABS, EBS and some have engine brakes and retarders.

There is also an environmental issue here as you are not quite able to achieve top gear at 40 mph. Raising it to 45 mph would save fuel and reduce the frustration of the following car drivers as their speedo's would read 50 mph.

It would also stop/ reduce the crazy overtaking manoeuvres.

Why is this idea important?

The 40 mph limit for goods vehicles is outdated – They have air-brakes now and with disc brakes using ABS, EBS and some have engine brakes and retarders.

There is also an environmental issue here as you are not quite able to achieve top gear at 40 mph. Raising it to 45 mph would save fuel and reduce the frustration of the following car drivers as their speedo's would read 50 mph.

It would also stop/ reduce the crazy overtaking manoeuvres.

Cannabis users are ‘ordinayr’ people too.

"Rules in society create good law and order. But too many nannying, unnecessary rules restrict freedom and make criminals out of ordinary people."

You said it, Nick. 

Many ordinary people smoke cannabis yet they are shunned to the edge of society and branded criminals. In this day and age it is ridiculous to criminalise people because of what they choose to put into their body, regardless of the government's stance on it. It is particularly ridiculous with regard to cannabis, a drug proven to be less harmful than alcohol, tobacco and many prescription drugs which are available legally from pharmacies.

Please free these otherwise productive members of society – your students, doctors, lawyers, police officers, office workers, friends, family – free the cannabis users from the fear of a criminal record and these unnecessary and counter productive prohibitionist laws. 

Why is this idea important?

"Rules in society create good law and order. But too many nannying, unnecessary rules restrict freedom and make criminals out of ordinary people."

You said it, Nick. 

Many ordinary people smoke cannabis yet they are shunned to the edge of society and branded criminals. In this day and age it is ridiculous to criminalise people because of what they choose to put into their body, regardless of the government's stance on it. It is particularly ridiculous with regard to cannabis, a drug proven to be less harmful than alcohol, tobacco and many prescription drugs which are available legally from pharmacies.

Please free these otherwise productive members of society – your students, doctors, lawyers, police officers, office workers, friends, family – free the cannabis users from the fear of a criminal record and these unnecessary and counter productive prohibitionist laws. 

Satellite Dishes for Flats

Allow occupants of flats to have satellite dishes fitted by registered dish fitters without requesting permission from landlords. One dish per flat, fixed position or steerable, up to 1.0 metre diameter. At present tenants have to ask permission and it is often refused if the landlord doesn't like the idea or has a shared dish on the roof – this forces the tenant to take the landlords choice, and usually plays into the hands of one large company. There are other satellites and nationalities out there. At best there are delays, prevarication and pointless paperwork.

Why is this idea important?

Allow occupants of flats to have satellite dishes fitted by registered dish fitters without requesting permission from landlords. One dish per flat, fixed position or steerable, up to 1.0 metre diameter. At present tenants have to ask permission and it is often refused if the landlord doesn't like the idea or has a shared dish on the roof – this forces the tenant to take the landlords choice, and usually plays into the hands of one large company. There are other satellites and nationalities out there. At best there are delays, prevarication and pointless paperwork.

Don’t Regulate Things That Don’t Need Regulating

Many recent laws have regulated things because they can be regulated, or because on MP has suffered a rush of blood to the head (perhaps after reading an inflamatory newspaper) and wants to control something. Resist the urge to control.

Ask does this NEED to regulated?

How much?

If the problem is rare, or the effect is minimal, or rule are easily circumvented, then don't regulate.

Which laws? Too many to list. Review all laws passed in the past 10 years and apply this principle. How did we manage without the law in the past.

Repeal, repeal, repeal.

Why is this idea important?

Many recent laws have regulated things because they can be regulated, or because on MP has suffered a rush of blood to the head (perhaps after reading an inflamatory newspaper) and wants to control something. Resist the urge to control.

Ask does this NEED to regulated?

How much?

If the problem is rare, or the effect is minimal, or rule are easily circumvented, then don't regulate.

Which laws? Too many to list. Review all laws passed in the past 10 years and apply this principle. How did we manage without the law in the past.

Repeal, repeal, repeal.

human rights law . should apply only to people that uphold the law.

to amend the human rights  law .      if    the person whos human rights  are at risk ….is convicted  of a crime  that puts the lives of many people  in danger  .that person  should have no rights ..and no judge , or anyone else. should   use the law . to say that person must be allowed  to live here in this country   and that includes   the eu. courts

Why is this idea important?

to amend the human rights  law .      if    the person whos human rights  are at risk ….is convicted  of a crime  that puts the lives of many people  in danger  .that person  should have no rights ..and no judge , or anyone else. should   use the law . to say that person must be allowed  to live here in this country   and that includes   the eu. courts

Traveller Trespass

With the Government likely to make it easier for Municipal bodies to remove illegal travellers it is likely that private sites will be targetted.  This is misery for the owner.

The travellers cannot be attributed more rights than anyone else and so the law needs to permit land owners the same rights as municipal bodies.

Essentially, illegal occupation of land is not trespass, it is theft.  It denies the owner the right to use and occupy the land himself and is therefore theft.  Theft is a criminal offence and the Police should remove the travellers.  Any damage to the land or adjoining premises is a criminal offence and the Police should act.

It is not right that the land owner should be required to enter into expensive legal procedings to evict travellers.

The landowners and general public pay for the Police Service and expect it to protect them and their property.

Currently, travellers can occupy anyone's land and the owner is left to fund the legal process and the eventual clean up.

NOT FAIR !

Why is this idea important?

With the Government likely to make it easier for Municipal bodies to remove illegal travellers it is likely that private sites will be targetted.  This is misery for the owner.

The travellers cannot be attributed more rights than anyone else and so the law needs to permit land owners the same rights as municipal bodies.

Essentially, illegal occupation of land is not trespass, it is theft.  It denies the owner the right to use and occupy the land himself and is therefore theft.  Theft is a criminal offence and the Police should remove the travellers.  Any damage to the land or adjoining premises is a criminal offence and the Police should act.

It is not right that the land owner should be required to enter into expensive legal procedings to evict travellers.

The landowners and general public pay for the Police Service and expect it to protect them and their property.

Currently, travellers can occupy anyone's land and the owner is left to fund the legal process and the eventual clean up.

NOT FAIR !

Israel Has Legalised Medical Marijuana! How long will the UK drag it’s feet?

Israel Has Legalised Medical Marijuana! How long will the UK drag it’s feet, sulking like a naughty school boy who’s been discovered pedaling lies and deceit?

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-relaxes-restrictions-on-medical-marijuana-1.312347

So the media makes Israel out to be some sort of monster when in actual fact the evidence suggests that they are far more reasonable, compassionate and concerned for liberty and justice than we are here in the UK!

Israel realises the senseless injustice of criminalising the sick.

Israel understands that it is not humane to remove the right of the sick to be treated by possibly the best natural medication known to man.

Israel has dealt a significant blow to greedy, self obsessed political / corporate agendas because they see such action as NECESSARY and IMPORTANT, indeed, the Jewish people have a saying: "If you haven't got your health, than what have you got?".

They replaced greedy drug policy with humane and compassionate treatment.

Israel sees the hypocrisy. Israel sees the blatant bigotry. Israel sees the complete and utter failure of the drug war.

Israel is doing something about it.

Is the UK really to be the elephant in the room? Standing on our outdated, prejudicial and, frankly, insane principles we are begging to be left behind by other more evolved, liberated and compassionate societies.

The UK government are a disgrace for while the world is turning to a more liberal future, the UK is so steeped in the web of deceit, propaganda, political complicity and corruption that it would seem they cannot untangle themselves from it without also ruining their own careers. Well, personally, I think that any prohibitionist should be forced from their disgraceful and hateful position of power so that they no longer infect reason with their corrupt, illogical, irrational and perverse sense of justice.

Why is this idea important?

Israel Has Legalised Medical Marijuana! How long will the UK drag it’s feet, sulking like a naughty school boy who’s been discovered pedaling lies and deceit?

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-relaxes-restrictions-on-medical-marijuana-1.312347

So the media makes Israel out to be some sort of monster when in actual fact the evidence suggests that they are far more reasonable, compassionate and concerned for liberty and justice than we are here in the UK!

Israel realises the senseless injustice of criminalising the sick.

Israel understands that it is not humane to remove the right of the sick to be treated by possibly the best natural medication known to man.

Israel has dealt a significant blow to greedy, self obsessed political / corporate agendas because they see such action as NECESSARY and IMPORTANT, indeed, the Jewish people have a saying: "If you haven't got your health, than what have you got?".

They replaced greedy drug policy with humane and compassionate treatment.

Israel sees the hypocrisy. Israel sees the blatant bigotry. Israel sees the complete and utter failure of the drug war.

Israel is doing something about it.

Is the UK really to be the elephant in the room? Standing on our outdated, prejudicial and, frankly, insane principles we are begging to be left behind by other more evolved, liberated and compassionate societies.

The UK government are a disgrace for while the world is turning to a more liberal future, the UK is so steeped in the web of deceit, propaganda, political complicity and corruption that it would seem they cannot untangle themselves from it without also ruining their own careers. Well, personally, I think that any prohibitionist should be forced from their disgraceful and hateful position of power so that they no longer infect reason with their corrupt, illogical, irrational and perverse sense of justice.

Revert fully back to the Imperial System of Measurements

For too long have we been thrown around by the European Union, being told what to and not to do. Forced into becoming Metric, when in-fact 96% of the British population are AGAINST kilometres, metres and other metric units on our roads and food labelling. [Source: http://bit.ly/drmuS2]. Imperial Units were created by us, the British, and yet we use litres for measuring fuel when in-fact, countries such as Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Burma (Myanmar), Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana and Sierra Leone use Imperial/UK Gallons for petrol/fuel (as of Summer 2010). Even the United States is not officially metric and it's the most powerful nation. 

I believe that by repealing the laws forced upon us by the European Union that prevent Imperial Units to be printed on food packaging unless accompanied by metric units, in-which the metric units must be given priority, it would stop confusing people about what units we use. I seem to remember that in 2001, in one of the Conservative Party's policies, they pledged to bring back lb's and oz's and get rid of kg's and grams.

It is also illegal to sell loose goods by the lb, it MUST be sold by the kilo. This law should be repealed since I would prefer to buy fruit etc by the lb rather than the kilo. We should not give in to the EU and birng back Imperial Units of Measurement.

Why is this idea important?

For too long have we been thrown around by the European Union, being told what to and not to do. Forced into becoming Metric, when in-fact 96% of the British population are AGAINST kilometres, metres and other metric units on our roads and food labelling. [Source: http://bit.ly/drmuS2]. Imperial Units were created by us, the British, and yet we use litres for measuring fuel when in-fact, countries such as Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Burma (Myanmar), Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana and Sierra Leone use Imperial/UK Gallons for petrol/fuel (as of Summer 2010). Even the United States is not officially metric and it's the most powerful nation. 

I believe that by repealing the laws forced upon us by the European Union that prevent Imperial Units to be printed on food packaging unless accompanied by metric units, in-which the metric units must be given priority, it would stop confusing people about what units we use. I seem to remember that in 2001, in one of the Conservative Party's policies, they pledged to bring back lb's and oz's and get rid of kg's and grams.

It is also illegal to sell loose goods by the lb, it MUST be sold by the kilo. This law should be repealed since I would prefer to buy fruit etc by the lb rather than the kilo. We should not give in to the EU and birng back Imperial Units of Measurement.

Corporate manslaughter for driving while at work

I understand that, as an employer, my company can be convicted of corporate manslaughter if an employee kills someone in a motoring accident while driving for business.  This can even apply if an employee pops down the shops for a bottle of milk for the tea room.  To protect my company I have to ensure that their car is roadworthy, they are insured for business use and they have received additional training to drive for the business (the fact they have a driving license is not enough).  This is ridiculous.  We have only 5 people employed and nobody is on the road much.  But if I ask someone to go the the post office for me I have to jump through all these daft hoops.  I have already spent hundreds of pounds on additional driver training and my admin manager spends a lot of her time keeping documentation up to date.  I fear if I do not do this I could be liable as a director if an unfortunate accident occurs.  This must be nonsense.

For companies that have sales or service people on the road it makes more sense.  But for small companies like mine?  I think not.

Steve Jordan

 

Why is this idea important?

I understand that, as an employer, my company can be convicted of corporate manslaughter if an employee kills someone in a motoring accident while driving for business.  This can even apply if an employee pops down the shops for a bottle of milk for the tea room.  To protect my company I have to ensure that their car is roadworthy, they are insured for business use and they have received additional training to drive for the business (the fact they have a driving license is not enough).  This is ridiculous.  We have only 5 people employed and nobody is on the road much.  But if I ask someone to go the the post office for me I have to jump through all these daft hoops.  I have already spent hundreds of pounds on additional driver training and my admin manager spends a lot of her time keeping documentation up to date.  I fear if I do not do this I could be liable as a director if an unfortunate accident occurs.  This must be nonsense.

For companies that have sales or service people on the road it makes more sense.  But for small companies like mine?  I think not.

Steve Jordan

 

The legalistion and taxation of mainstream recreational drugs

I would like to see the abolition of laws relating to the criminalisation of recreational drugs, which in my opinion no longer serve any purpose other than to line the pockets of legal proffessionals and drug lords.

In order to explain my idea I will use my own real life example.

My house was burgled, the police came for which I paid.

The scene of crimes team came for which I paid.

The burgler was captured on an unrelated offence for which I paid.

He spent several months on remand in a nice cell with three meals a day and a colour tv for which I paid.

He was taken to court for which I paid

He had no income so asked for legal aid for which I paid.

The CPS managed to secure a conviction, for which I paid.

In exchange for a lighter sentence he was put on a rehab course for which I paid.

He is now staying in jail with hs colour tv, three meals a day, gym etc for a few more months, for which I'll pay.

When he gets out the most likely outcome is that the whole cycle will repeat itself, for which, we will all (one way or another) pay.

I just got through my house insurance renewal, with monotonus predictability my premium has risen sharply, and you dont need me to tell you the outcome of that.

In this whole scenario three types pf people made money. The drug grower/importer. THe street dealer, the addict (selling my stuff and smashing open my three year olds rupert bear piggy bank which was just too classy for words). Throughout the scenario one type of person got to pay for everything, me the taxpayer. This situation is desperately unfair and just goes on while the war against drugs has saldy and most clearly been lost, how long can we be expected to pay?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see the abolition of laws relating to the criminalisation of recreational drugs, which in my opinion no longer serve any purpose other than to line the pockets of legal proffessionals and drug lords.

In order to explain my idea I will use my own real life example.

My house was burgled, the police came for which I paid.

The scene of crimes team came for which I paid.

The burgler was captured on an unrelated offence for which I paid.

He spent several months on remand in a nice cell with three meals a day and a colour tv for which I paid.

He was taken to court for which I paid

He had no income so asked for legal aid for which I paid.

The CPS managed to secure a conviction, for which I paid.

In exchange for a lighter sentence he was put on a rehab course for which I paid.

He is now staying in jail with hs colour tv, three meals a day, gym etc for a few more months, for which I'll pay.

When he gets out the most likely outcome is that the whole cycle will repeat itself, for which, we will all (one way or another) pay.

I just got through my house insurance renewal, with monotonus predictability my premium has risen sharply, and you dont need me to tell you the outcome of that.

In this whole scenario three types pf people made money. The drug grower/importer. THe street dealer, the addict (selling my stuff and smashing open my three year olds rupert bear piggy bank which was just too classy for words). Throughout the scenario one type of person got to pay for everything, me the taxpayer. This situation is desperately unfair and just goes on while the war against drugs has saldy and most clearly been lost, how long can we be expected to pay?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switch the speed-limits on roads to metric ASAP. Delaying is starting to cost money…

It's well overdue that an "officially metric" country such as ours should demonstrate that offical line by changing the existing out-of-date road signs to metric. Most British drivers have been 100% educated in metric, and everyone's used to sports events using metric measurements for everything.

It is possibly not obvious that delaying any further on the speed-limits issue is actually a direct problem. However, is *is* a problem and here's why:

Councils all across the country are installing more and more radar-operated speed-warning signs as a technique for encouraging motorists to slow down where appropriate. ( I have no problem with that, it's a far better method than making criminals of perfectly good people who just happen to be looking out of the windscreen at the road rather than fixating on what their speedo says! )

However – these radar-triggered signs are in many cases physically built with arrays of LEDs that form the shape of a red roundel with "30" or "20" written inside just like the fixed speed-linit signs. And therein lies the problem.

When the inevitable switch to metric road signs does happen, those signs are going to need to be rebuilt. It's likely not to be the sort of thing that can be done by a council road gang at the side of the road. The signs will probably need to be de-mounted, taken back to the depot, changed, and then re-fitted. The "changed" bit might even require the sign to be sent back to the manufacturer.

This is going to cost MONEY. The longer we leave the switchover to km/h the worse it will get.

So the claim of this thread is – please repeal the out-of-date requirements of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions that are forcing the use of miles and miles-per-hour on our signs, and join the rest of the world using km and km/h.

The UK does have a land border with another country (Eire) that already uses km/h on its signs. You get to drive faster on de-limited Irish roads too because 120km/h is faster than 70mph.

Why is this idea important?

It's well overdue that an "officially metric" country such as ours should demonstrate that offical line by changing the existing out-of-date road signs to metric. Most British drivers have been 100% educated in metric, and everyone's used to sports events using metric measurements for everything.

It is possibly not obvious that delaying any further on the speed-limits issue is actually a direct problem. However, is *is* a problem and here's why:

Councils all across the country are installing more and more radar-operated speed-warning signs as a technique for encouraging motorists to slow down where appropriate. ( I have no problem with that, it's a far better method than making criminals of perfectly good people who just happen to be looking out of the windscreen at the road rather than fixating on what their speedo says! )

However – these radar-triggered signs are in many cases physically built with arrays of LEDs that form the shape of a red roundel with "30" or "20" written inside just like the fixed speed-linit signs. And therein lies the problem.

When the inevitable switch to metric road signs does happen, those signs are going to need to be rebuilt. It's likely not to be the sort of thing that can be done by a council road gang at the side of the road. The signs will probably need to be de-mounted, taken back to the depot, changed, and then re-fitted. The "changed" bit might even require the sign to be sent back to the manufacturer.

This is going to cost MONEY. The longer we leave the switchover to km/h the worse it will get.

So the claim of this thread is – please repeal the out-of-date requirements of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions that are forcing the use of miles and miles-per-hour on our signs, and join the rest of the world using km and km/h.

The UK does have a land border with another country (Eire) that already uses km/h on its signs. You get to drive faster on de-limited Irish roads too because 120km/h is faster than 70mph.

Get rid of laws/regulations that are never enforced

Pass a bill that requires the (non delegated) permission of the Attorney General to bring a prosecution under any law or regulation which has not seen a successful prosecution within say  the last 15 years.

This would save repealing old rubbish, the police / CPS would know how unlikely a prosecution was and so would only use these old laws if there was no other choice and by not delegating the power the number of frivolous requests would be kept down

 

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

Pass a bill that requires the (non delegated) permission of the Attorney General to bring a prosecution under any law or regulation which has not seen a successful prosecution within say  the last 15 years.

This would save repealing old rubbish, the police / CPS would know how unlikely a prosecution was and so would only use these old laws if there was no other choice and by not delegating the power the number of frivolous requests would be kept down

 

 

 

 

How is this country supposed to recover from a recession when working people need a CRB check for the most basic jobs that don’t involve the vulnerable?

Remove the power of judging whether candidate is suitable to work for a company from employers to the state, if the state are going to continue to interfere in that judgement.

This country has a crippling debt and there is a real strain on public resources. How can it possibly recover if people are not allowed to work and pay taxes because of some misdemeanor which happened 10+ years ago. Productivity = Wealth, basic economics that the Eton educated politicians can't fathom.

 

Why is this idea important?

Remove the power of judging whether candidate is suitable to work for a company from employers to the state, if the state are going to continue to interfere in that judgement.

This country has a crippling debt and there is a real strain on public resources. How can it possibly recover if people are not allowed to work and pay taxes because of some misdemeanor which happened 10+ years ago. Productivity = Wealth, basic economics that the Eton educated politicians can't fathom.

 

Daylight saving law

The daylight saving laws were originally introduced by an upper class person out riding his horse early in the morning in the summer who realised what beautiful weather there was, and felt that the peasants should share in the beauty.  The extra hour of daylight in the summer morning was produced by getting the peasants up an hour earlier by putting the clocks forward by an hour in the spring.  This got confused later when it appeared to relate to light in the winter for school children going to school in the light.  That's wrong as the winter is actually GMT an not altered by daylight saving.

Why is this idea important?

The daylight saving laws were originally introduced by an upper class person out riding his horse early in the morning in the summer who realised what beautiful weather there was, and felt that the peasants should share in the beauty.  The extra hour of daylight in the summer morning was produced by getting the peasants up an hour earlier by putting the clocks forward by an hour in the spring.  This got confused later when it appeared to relate to light in the winter for school children going to school in the light.  That's wrong as the winter is actually GMT an not altered by daylight saving.

People should be allowed to live free outside

If people choose to live outside and live off the land they shouldn't be submitted to fines. If a homeless person wants to sleep on a bench then let them. If a person wants to live outside in public then let them. It's only because people form silly opinions of these people that they get fined or put in jail or sent somewhere else.

Why is this idea important?

If people choose to live outside and live off the land they shouldn't be submitted to fines. If a homeless person wants to sleep on a bench then let them. If a person wants to live outside in public then let them. It's only because people form silly opinions of these people that they get fined or put in jail or sent somewhere else.

People should be discouraged to go to see a doctor

People should be discouraged to go to see a doctor. People should take on a natural way of living. Then they wouldn't even need to see a doctor. Also if people are meant to die then just let them go. Why prevent the inevitable?

Why is this idea important?

People should be discouraged to go to see a doctor. People should take on a natural way of living. Then they wouldn't even need to see a doctor. Also if people are meant to die then just let them go. Why prevent the inevitable?

BRING BACK THE GREEN!

Everyone should be made to make an effort and bring nature back.

Council groups should make nature thrive everywhere and and make people work for nature rather than the other way around.

Why is this idea important?

Everyone should be made to make an effort and bring nature back.

Council groups should make nature thrive everywhere and and make people work for nature rather than the other way around.