capital punishment

reinstate the death penalty for murder and sexual crimes that involve extreme violence.

 Forensic techniques. DNA. finger printing. CCTV evidence. All these methods of detection and verification have been evolved to such a degree that they  are conclusive. The unsupported word of any person is no longer a factor that can bring about a conviction even for relatively minor offences.

The past system of "sufficient" wieght of evidence would not be an acceptable criteria. Absolute proof would be the requirement for a case to be refered to a second court to decide if the person convicted even had to face a final hearing to decide the setence.

Mistakes have been made. We can learn from them or hide from them

Why is this idea important?

reinstate the death penalty for murder and sexual crimes that involve extreme violence.

 Forensic techniques. DNA. finger printing. CCTV evidence. All these methods of detection and verification have been evolved to such a degree that they  are conclusive. The unsupported word of any person is no longer a factor that can bring about a conviction even for relatively minor offences.

The past system of "sufficient" wieght of evidence would not be an acceptable criteria. Absolute proof would be the requirement for a case to be refered to a second court to decide if the person convicted even had to face a final hearing to decide the setence.

Mistakes have been made. We can learn from them or hide from them

Change television licence sentencing guidelines

I am a magistrate and would like to suggest a change to the process of handling television license fees. This should be changed to an offence with a sentence of a  fixed penalty notice . Those found without a television license should be issued with a fixed penalty notice and if this is unpaid enforcement proceeding used to recover the cost. Should the person challenge the fixed penalty notice they could appeal to magistrates as is the case for all fixed penalty notices.

Also, the law should be changed to include cable and satellite companies having to establish the legal status of the person applying for, or renewing, their subscription in regard to them having a valid television license. It appears that a majority of those appearing in the magistrates courts for non payment of television license are satellite / cable subscribers. I believe a similar process is used within the dvla for non payment of vehicle tax.

Why is this idea important?

I am a magistrate and would like to suggest a change to the process of handling television license fees. This should be changed to an offence with a sentence of a  fixed penalty notice . Those found without a television license should be issued with a fixed penalty notice and if this is unpaid enforcement proceeding used to recover the cost. Should the person challenge the fixed penalty notice they could appeal to magistrates as is the case for all fixed penalty notices.

Also, the law should be changed to include cable and satellite companies having to establish the legal status of the person applying for, or renewing, their subscription in regard to them having a valid television license. It appears that a majority of those appearing in the magistrates courts for non payment of television license are satellite / cable subscribers. I believe a similar process is used within the dvla for non payment of vehicle tax.

gay rights

My name is laurie fear and im from Brighton

i dont see how straight people are aloud to call it a marriage and gay people have to call it a civil partnership.

I'm 17 and i come from a town called hailsham, i got alot of abuse because of my sexuality and i have found it hard to except myself , i had to move to Brighton because i got so much abuse i could deal with it any-more.

I just don't see how we have to be treated differently ,, we are all human beings and we should have the same right ,, we r not aliens froma diffrent planet ,, we r human beings

We should have the same right as everyone other person in this country and in this world 

 

i think we should have the same rights as straight people , i get so angry when people just sit there and stair at me and my bf because we kiss in public , the law needs changing and needs changing for the good 

Why is this idea important?

My name is laurie fear and im from Brighton

i dont see how straight people are aloud to call it a marriage and gay people have to call it a civil partnership.

I'm 17 and i come from a town called hailsham, i got alot of abuse because of my sexuality and i have found it hard to except myself , i had to move to Brighton because i got so much abuse i could deal with it any-more.

I just don't see how we have to be treated differently ,, we are all human beings and we should have the same right ,, we r not aliens froma diffrent planet ,, we r human beings

We should have the same right as everyone other person in this country and in this world 

 

i think we should have the same rights as straight people , i get so angry when people just sit there and stair at me and my bf because we kiss in public , the law needs changing and needs changing for the good 

anti smokers who drive

it is quite absurd for an anti smoker who drives  to say that he or she objects to having their clothes or hair stinking of ciggarette smoke, because i a smoker can say i object to their  stinking car fumes , which incidently is much worse anyway. if we have a smoking ban because of comments like this then i ask this government to implement a car ban

Why is this idea important?

it is quite absurd for an anti smoker who drives  to say that he or she objects to having their clothes or hair stinking of ciggarette smoke, because i a smoker can say i object to their  stinking car fumes , which incidently is much worse anyway. if we have a smoking ban because of comments like this then i ask this government to implement a car ban

Bans

Smoking bans were doomed to failure from the start as the alleged scientific information was not that, in fact it was a total lie as the independent research from many reputable organisations could find no evidence of any health risk from passive smoking. It was also doomed as the Labour Government tried every bit of trickery to get this legislation through, and as usual it was a cheaply done exercise with no regard for the consequences.

The solution was so simple any pub wanting smoking had to resort to installing stud walls and having an internal room, much as days of the old smoke room; to allow smokers and non smokers to have a choice. But then Labour have never been about having a choice, just dictatorship and control of the population. Modern heating and ventilation systems were amended to allow them to be used in pubs and other public areas so they could supply the necessary heat or cold without affecting non smoking areas with smoke from the smoking area.

Why is this idea important?

Smoking bans were doomed to failure from the start as the alleged scientific information was not that, in fact it was a total lie as the independent research from many reputable organisations could find no evidence of any health risk from passive smoking. It was also doomed as the Labour Government tried every bit of trickery to get this legislation through, and as usual it was a cheaply done exercise with no regard for the consequences.

The solution was so simple any pub wanting smoking had to resort to installing stud walls and having an internal room, much as days of the old smoke room; to allow smokers and non smokers to have a choice. But then Labour have never been about having a choice, just dictatorship and control of the population. Modern heating and ventilation systems were amended to allow them to be used in pubs and other public areas so they could supply the necessary heat or cold without affecting non smoking areas with smoke from the smoking area.

Repeal Laws against Euthanasia for terminally ill

The Terminally ill should have the right to decided wether to live or not. This should not be the choice of goverment officials who are not the ones that have to live in the situation.

Euthanasia for the terminally ill should be legal to provent forced suffering. It should however, be strictly regulated and controlled to prevent people being forced into euthanasia.

Why is this idea important?

The Terminally ill should have the right to decided wether to live or not. This should not be the choice of goverment officials who are not the ones that have to live in the situation.

Euthanasia for the terminally ill should be legal to provent forced suffering. It should however, be strictly regulated and controlled to prevent people being forced into euthanasia.

Repeal the Smoking Ban

The smoking ban is a totally unnecessary government imposition on the lives of ordinary people and should be repealed. It is quite clearly the right of pub, club and restaurant owners to decide if smoking is allowed on their premises, It is nothing to do with government. The smoking ban should be repealed immediately restoring freedom and livelihoods to millions. 

Why is this idea important?

The smoking ban is a totally unnecessary government imposition on the lives of ordinary people and should be repealed. It is quite clearly the right of pub, club and restaurant owners to decide if smoking is allowed on their premises, It is nothing to do with government. The smoking ban should be repealed immediately restoring freedom and livelihoods to millions. 

UNEMPLOYMENT LIFELINE

My idea is one way of resolving unemployement. During the 21st century there have been a number of natural disasters around the globe that have caused havoc and devastation for the countrys/areas affected. 

Recently these past few years up to now umemployment has rocketed unnaturally. Millions have been made unjustly redundant due the cuts etc. I believe that the goverment should set up agencies around the country aimed at umemployed men and women from around 18-50years of age. The agencies are aimed at aiding countrys/ares that have been hit by natural disastors such as the most recent flooding in pakistan. The agency will provide travel cost to the country/area affected and basic accomadation and supplies for up to 2 weeks per person. The problem at the moment is that our country has hundreds of thousands of umemployed men/women, the plan is to use all that manpower for the good of the world and the general satisfaction for the umemployed person. They are sent over to places such as pakistan to help with the rebuilding of houses and rebuild the country. This will not only provide the umemployed worker a feeling of satisfaction but help them to be grateful for the lifestyle that they are currently in, perhaps providing he/she with inspiration to do more with there life for the good of others as oppsed to staying at home on the sofa watching t.v from dawn till dusk entering a downward spiral of worthlessness and depression. It can also be put onto the umemployed persons c.v upon there return as to help them in accumulating a job.

I feel that this transaction should be put into place immediately by the goverment as this will prove to be a far more affective way of not only dealing with the unemployment problem but aiding other countrys with action. As opposed to the current situation which is the goverment throwing money at it and hoping for it to be put to good use and resolve the situation and that has never worked.

Also this plan is not only simply short term as natuaral disastors have a long term affect and frequently occur. That is my idea please take it into consideration, thankyou for reading this.

Why is this idea important?

My idea is one way of resolving unemployement. During the 21st century there have been a number of natural disasters around the globe that have caused havoc and devastation for the countrys/areas affected. 

Recently these past few years up to now umemployment has rocketed unnaturally. Millions have been made unjustly redundant due the cuts etc. I believe that the goverment should set up agencies around the country aimed at umemployed men and women from around 18-50years of age. The agencies are aimed at aiding countrys/ares that have been hit by natural disastors such as the most recent flooding in pakistan. The agency will provide travel cost to the country/area affected and basic accomadation and supplies for up to 2 weeks per person. The problem at the moment is that our country has hundreds of thousands of umemployed men/women, the plan is to use all that manpower for the good of the world and the general satisfaction for the umemployed person. They are sent over to places such as pakistan to help with the rebuilding of houses and rebuild the country. This will not only provide the umemployed worker a feeling of satisfaction but help them to be grateful for the lifestyle that they are currently in, perhaps providing he/she with inspiration to do more with there life for the good of others as oppsed to staying at home on the sofa watching t.v from dawn till dusk entering a downward spiral of worthlessness and depression. It can also be put onto the umemployed persons c.v upon there return as to help them in accumulating a job.

I feel that this transaction should be put into place immediately by the goverment as this will prove to be a far more affective way of not only dealing with the unemployment problem but aiding other countrys with action. As opposed to the current situation which is the goverment throwing money at it and hoping for it to be put to good use and resolve the situation and that has never worked.

Also this plan is not only simply short term as natuaral disastors have a long term affect and frequently occur. That is my idea please take it into consideration, thankyou for reading this.

scrap the thatcher law of children born after 1983

Scrap the thatcher law of children born after 1983 in this country not being fully british. It doesn't make sense being born in the country and then given the birth certificates, but still not classified as a citizen.

Why is this idea important?

Scrap the thatcher law of children born after 1983 in this country not being fully british. It doesn't make sense being born in the country and then given the birth certificates, but still not classified as a citizen.

WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO INHALE YOUR SMOKE??

Do NOT repeal the smoking ban

I, and hundreds of thousands like me are enjoying being able to go to restaurants etc without having the taste of my food inpaired by people who dont care about their own health??

Also ban all NHS treatment for any smoking related illness, if smokers want to continue damaging their health why should taxpayers pay for it???

Why is this idea important?

Do NOT repeal the smoking ban

I, and hundreds of thousands like me are enjoying being able to go to restaurants etc without having the taste of my food inpaired by people who dont care about their own health??

Also ban all NHS treatment for any smoking related illness, if smokers want to continue damaging their health why should taxpayers pay for it???

Repeal 67 of NERC Bill

Section 67 of the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act 2006 should be repealed on the grounds that it is a clumsy statute that has caused very unfair and unreasonable impacts to a significant part of the community. Blanket closure of byways is an absurd situation that has reulted from this act .

Why is this idea important?

Section 67 of the Natural Environment & Rural Communities Act 2006 should be repealed on the grounds that it is a clumsy statute that has caused very unfair and unreasonable impacts to a significant part of the community. Blanket closure of byways is an absurd situation that has reulted from this act .

Bad Food tax

With the NHS suffering from dealing with obesity we have taken no real measures to stop this other than advertising to an unwilling public.  We should raise taxes on both the producers and the consumers for "bad food".  So for example if Burger King wish to sell bad food then they should pay for the privilege.  Similarly the VAT should be supplemented on this type of food (whether based on sugar, fat or salt content or just by type ie burgers, chips etc).  The funds should then be ploughed into the NHS for treating this kind of abuse.  The govt has raised large amounts of tax from alcohol and cigarettes but not this latest danger. 

Why is this idea important?

With the NHS suffering from dealing with obesity we have taken no real measures to stop this other than advertising to an unwilling public.  We should raise taxes on both the producers and the consumers for "bad food".  So for example if Burger King wish to sell bad food then they should pay for the privilege.  Similarly the VAT should be supplemented on this type of food (whether based on sugar, fat or salt content or just by type ie burgers, chips etc).  The funds should then be ploughed into the NHS for treating this kind of abuse.  The govt has raised large amounts of tax from alcohol and cigarettes but not this latest danger. 

Driving licence points

The current driving licence points systems was devised before speed cameras etc.  I am constantly on the road and have accumulated 9 points in a short space of time (one 31mph in 30mph limit).  Either we should only let points stand on the licence for one year or given the number of potential traps we should allow 30 points.  I and many others risk losing the livelihoods because of this.  Or even take away losing the licence and replace it with community service etc.

Why is this idea important?

The current driving licence points systems was devised before speed cameras etc.  I am constantly on the road and have accumulated 9 points in a short space of time (one 31mph in 30mph limit).  Either we should only let points stand on the licence for one year or given the number of potential traps we should allow 30 points.  I and many others risk losing the livelihoods because of this.  Or even take away losing the licence and replace it with community service etc.

Bank regulations

There are many expats who are retired, and live off their pension and interest off their savings.

Current interest rates are very low, and money experts say shop around.

However not being resident in the UK stops us from even changing savings accounts

within our existing UK banks.

Changing the regulations to allow existing customers to change accounts would ease

lots of expats income problems.

Why is this idea important?

There are many expats who are retired, and live off their pension and interest off their savings.

Current interest rates are very low, and money experts say shop around.

However not being resident in the UK stops us from even changing savings accounts

within our existing UK banks.

Changing the regulations to allow existing customers to change accounts would ease

lots of expats income problems.

Repeal regulations for horse passports except for foreign travel

Regulations which require horse owners to register for and acquire expensive passports for their animals, which may never leave their home, should be cancelled. 

Why is this idea important?

Regulations which require horse owners to register for and acquire expensive passports for their animals, which may never leave their home, should be cancelled. 

repeal the laws which make it too easy to convict the innocent

Imagine this: You are a law-abiding citizen, an upright man with no previous convictions. One day the police break into your house with no search warrant and confiscate all your computer equipment.

They haul you off to the cells for several hours and interrogate you, allowing you nothing to eat or drink. You are totally confused. Since you are innocent, you obviously have no idea what you have been accused of.

 A few days later you find someone has made an allegation of sexual abuse against you, The Police raid your house again, carting off anything they think can be used in evidence and you are taken back to the cells for further questioning. If you say "No comment" to every question fired at you, you will stand a far better chance of staying out of jail but being innocent and eager for the truth to be known, you give them too much information about yourself, thus allowing them to twist your words to ensure a conviction.

Your friends are interrogated too. If any of them say anything good about you when they provide a statement, it is disregarded or conveniently placed at the bottom of the pile – The Police are only looking for the bad. For months nothing happens and you get very little legal advice as the duty solicitor you have been allocated is always "Very busy," only allowing you five minutes of his valuable time. But meanwhile The Police and the Crown Prosecution Service are gathering together as many lies as they can and they are extremely proficient at it with unlimited resources at their disposal. They are slowly but surely making you fit the profile.

A few months later the police again take you in for further questioning. Suddenly, out of the blue, further allegations are brought – "Crimes" allegedly committed by you way back in the past.

Now any logical-thinking human being would see a connection between the recent accusations and the ones from the past. But no, the police say the allegations are entirely separate and they will swear your accusers do not know each other although you know full well that they do… after all it was you who introduced them in the first place! You were all good friends at one point. But with the lure of compensation packages, unscrupulous people have no qualms about dragging an innocent man's name through the mud and sending him to jail for things that never happened.

At present in the UK it is quite possible to be branded a sex offender and be imprisoned indefinitely purely on the basis of hearsay, collusion, and bare-faced lies. If several people conspire against you they can get compensation… you get incarceration.

You will soon find that nearly everyone will desert you. Most people will not want to be associated with you anymore. They will not take the risk. The amount of lies spread about you will result in a "No smoke without fire" attitude, instigated by The Police.

Even at this point you still place enormous trust in the Justice System to clear your good name and wholeheartedly believe that your innocence will be your best defence – the fact that you did nothing wrong will surely win the day. But you will soon find no one has any faith in you. Even your defence barrister will tell you it would be better to plead guilty to get a lighter sentence.

You have no way of proving your innocence and then you find to your horror that the people who know the real truth are not allowed to appear in your defence as apparently, you are told, there is not enough legal funding.

You will not be given a fair trial; you will be processed and perhaps be imprisoned indefinitely for crimes that never happened. Then you will find there are more horrors to come. Once wrongly convicted you now discover you are the lowest of the low in the hierarchy of convicted men. Now deemed worse than murderers and multiple rapists, you are a "Vulnerable" prisoner who has to be segregated for his own protection.

Nobody loves a convicted paedophile which is what you are now even though you have never been sexually attracted to children. Robbers of banks and launderers of money can achieve hero status within prison walls but not you. If you still choose to maintain your innocence you are now viewed as "In denial" and not addressing your offending behaviour. In prison, cries of: "I'm innocent!" carry no weight. The answer you will get is: "We all are!" The prison system in the UK has virtually no strategy for dealing with the wrongly convicted. Together with the Probation office and Parole Board, the prison system is obliged to uphold the decision of the courts. Any loyal friends and family members who have not yet abandoned you will now also be viewed as being "In denial."

You are still alive, and at least there is not a death sentence hanging over your head, but your life has been cruelly snatched away nonetheless and now you will have another nightmare scenario on your hands. You will constantly be asked to admit guilt and accept responsibility for your "Crimes." You will be told to feel remorse for those crimes that never happened, and show empathy towards your "Victims" who by now are probably living the high life, enjoying their compensation money. They have no conscience and have no trouble in sleeping soundly at night without a thought for you.

If at this point you still choose to maintain your innocence you soon discover you may never be released! Uncompromising officers will continually try to get you to sign your innocence away. Coercive and brutal tactics are not unheard of. And on the outside the few remaining people who have stood by you no matter what, are powerless to do anything which will make any real difference. You are now in the unenviable position of having to choose between maintaining your integrity at the expense of your freedom or pretending to be a criminal in order to regain it. Most people would say they would never admit to doing anything they hadn't done but when forced with such a "Catch 22" situation it is understandable that some break under the strain and consider it fair trade for the hope of parole.

As you have had the misfortune of being falsely accused of something as damming as sex offences there is yet another sentence to serve if you ever regain your freedom. The day you walk through those prison gates is the day society will get its opportunity to pass judgment.

Your life will never be as it was before your conviction. By now institutionalised, you will be cast out into a vigilante world where every mother in the neighbourhood will be eager to avoid you and one where ordinary people would be quite happy to see you hung, drawn and quartered for fear of what you might do to their precious offspring. If a child goes missing, yours will be the first door the police will knock upon and then you will find you are right back to square one.

Why is this idea important?

Imagine this: You are a law-abiding citizen, an upright man with no previous convictions. One day the police break into your house with no search warrant and confiscate all your computer equipment.

They haul you off to the cells for several hours and interrogate you, allowing you nothing to eat or drink. You are totally confused. Since you are innocent, you obviously have no idea what you have been accused of.

 A few days later you find someone has made an allegation of sexual abuse against you, The Police raid your house again, carting off anything they think can be used in evidence and you are taken back to the cells for further questioning. If you say "No comment" to every question fired at you, you will stand a far better chance of staying out of jail but being innocent and eager for the truth to be known, you give them too much information about yourself, thus allowing them to twist your words to ensure a conviction.

Your friends are interrogated too. If any of them say anything good about you when they provide a statement, it is disregarded or conveniently placed at the bottom of the pile – The Police are only looking for the bad. For months nothing happens and you get very little legal advice as the duty solicitor you have been allocated is always "Very busy," only allowing you five minutes of his valuable time. But meanwhile The Police and the Crown Prosecution Service are gathering together as many lies as they can and they are extremely proficient at it with unlimited resources at their disposal. They are slowly but surely making you fit the profile.

A few months later the police again take you in for further questioning. Suddenly, out of the blue, further allegations are brought – "Crimes" allegedly committed by you way back in the past.

Now any logical-thinking human being would see a connection between the recent accusations and the ones from the past. But no, the police say the allegations are entirely separate and they will swear your accusers do not know each other although you know full well that they do… after all it was you who introduced them in the first place! You were all good friends at one point. But with the lure of compensation packages, unscrupulous people have no qualms about dragging an innocent man's name through the mud and sending him to jail for things that never happened.

At present in the UK it is quite possible to be branded a sex offender and be imprisoned indefinitely purely on the basis of hearsay, collusion, and bare-faced lies. If several people conspire against you they can get compensation… you get incarceration.

You will soon find that nearly everyone will desert you. Most people will not want to be associated with you anymore. They will not take the risk. The amount of lies spread about you will result in a "No smoke without fire" attitude, instigated by The Police.

Even at this point you still place enormous trust in the Justice System to clear your good name and wholeheartedly believe that your innocence will be your best defence – the fact that you did nothing wrong will surely win the day. But you will soon find no one has any faith in you. Even your defence barrister will tell you it would be better to plead guilty to get a lighter sentence.

You have no way of proving your innocence and then you find to your horror that the people who know the real truth are not allowed to appear in your defence as apparently, you are told, there is not enough legal funding.

You will not be given a fair trial; you will be processed and perhaps be imprisoned indefinitely for crimes that never happened. Then you will find there are more horrors to come. Once wrongly convicted you now discover you are the lowest of the low in the hierarchy of convicted men. Now deemed worse than murderers and multiple rapists, you are a "Vulnerable" prisoner who has to be segregated for his own protection.

Nobody loves a convicted paedophile which is what you are now even though you have never been sexually attracted to children. Robbers of banks and launderers of money can achieve hero status within prison walls but not you. If you still choose to maintain your innocence you are now viewed as "In denial" and not addressing your offending behaviour. In prison, cries of: "I'm innocent!" carry no weight. The answer you will get is: "We all are!" The prison system in the UK has virtually no strategy for dealing with the wrongly convicted. Together with the Probation office and Parole Board, the prison system is obliged to uphold the decision of the courts. Any loyal friends and family members who have not yet abandoned you will now also be viewed as being "In denial."

You are still alive, and at least there is not a death sentence hanging over your head, but your life has been cruelly snatched away nonetheless and now you will have another nightmare scenario on your hands. You will constantly be asked to admit guilt and accept responsibility for your "Crimes." You will be told to feel remorse for those crimes that never happened, and show empathy towards your "Victims" who by now are probably living the high life, enjoying their compensation money. They have no conscience and have no trouble in sleeping soundly at night without a thought for you.

If at this point you still choose to maintain your innocence you soon discover you may never be released! Uncompromising officers will continually try to get you to sign your innocence away. Coercive and brutal tactics are not unheard of. And on the outside the few remaining people who have stood by you no matter what, are powerless to do anything which will make any real difference. You are now in the unenviable position of having to choose between maintaining your integrity at the expense of your freedom or pretending to be a criminal in order to regain it. Most people would say they would never admit to doing anything they hadn't done but when forced with such a "Catch 22" situation it is understandable that some break under the strain and consider it fair trade for the hope of parole.

As you have had the misfortune of being falsely accused of something as damming as sex offences there is yet another sentence to serve if you ever regain your freedom. The day you walk through those prison gates is the day society will get its opportunity to pass judgment.

Your life will never be as it was before your conviction. By now institutionalised, you will be cast out into a vigilante world where every mother in the neighbourhood will be eager to avoid you and one where ordinary people would be quite happy to see you hung, drawn and quartered for fear of what you might do to their precious offspring. If a child goes missing, yours will be the first door the police will knock upon and then you will find you are right back to square one.

WHY THE SMOKING BAN HAS FAILED AND NEEDS CHANGE

The smoking ban started as a way of protecting non smokers from "passive smoking" which was easy to acheive but  it ended as a way to punish smokers and non smokers as well. 1000's of pubs have closed and if you live in a village you do not just loose your pub you loose your only restaurant as well. 

It has been an ecological disaster.  I was talking to a publican whose pub now uses three times the energy it used before the ban to because he needs to heat the open air outside his pub for smokers.  A club in London this week announced that it had spent 1.8 million pounds on a smoking area with under floor and over head heating plus a hot air "curtain" all around.  Why not design houses with the radiators on the outside?

But of course there are the health benifits which we were told so much about, so why in the first 2 years of the ban did the cost of treating smoke related problems in the NHS rise by more than 10 times the rate of inflation.

France, Germany, Austria and Switzaland have learnt from the mess we have made of our legislation and all have seperate inside smoking areas as well as enclosed outside areas which are easy to light and heat when needed.

Why is this idea important?

The smoking ban started as a way of protecting non smokers from "passive smoking" which was easy to acheive but  it ended as a way to punish smokers and non smokers as well. 1000's of pubs have closed and if you live in a village you do not just loose your pub you loose your only restaurant as well. 

It has been an ecological disaster.  I was talking to a publican whose pub now uses three times the energy it used before the ban to because he needs to heat the open air outside his pub for smokers.  A club in London this week announced that it had spent 1.8 million pounds on a smoking area with under floor and over head heating plus a hot air "curtain" all around.  Why not design houses with the radiators on the outside?

But of course there are the health benifits which we were told so much about, so why in the first 2 years of the ban did the cost of treating smoke related problems in the NHS rise by more than 10 times the rate of inflation.

France, Germany, Austria and Switzaland have learnt from the mess we have made of our legislation and all have seperate inside smoking areas as well as enclosed outside areas which are easy to light and heat when needed.

The New Forrest Act 1877 & The New Forrest Act 1854

My ideas is for these two laws to be revisited and stopped. It would bring DERFA to accpet the need for an end to the unncessary suffing of the animals in the national parks.

Why is this idea important?

My ideas is for these two laws to be revisited and stopped. It would bring DERFA to accpet the need for an end to the unncessary suffing of the animals in the national parks.

repeal the licencing act

Alcohol, and tobacco, are both currently legal high type drugs, and are both scientifically proven to be not only dangerous to health, but are also highly addictive drug.

The legal authority to sell these drugs needs to be removed, and they need to be added to the list of drugs covered by the new emergency drug control 'Temporary 1 year ban whilst it is investigated' legislation.

Why is this idea important?

Alcohol, and tobacco, are both currently legal high type drugs, and are both scientifically proven to be not only dangerous to health, but are also highly addictive drug.

The legal authority to sell these drugs needs to be removed, and they need to be added to the list of drugs covered by the new emergency drug control 'Temporary 1 year ban whilst it is investigated' legislation.

Bat regulation

Bat regulation must be amended to enable listed building house owners (particularly Grade 2*) to carry out essential repairs.  Repair of roofs  with holes in them and water descending three floors  have been held up for 18 months because of bat regulations.  The bat observers charge £10,000 and threaten the law if one repairs the roof. 

Why is this idea important?

Bat regulation must be amended to enable listed building house owners (particularly Grade 2*) to carry out essential repairs.  Repair of roofs  with holes in them and water descending three floors  have been held up for 18 months because of bat regulations.  The bat observers charge £10,000 and threaten the law if one repairs the roof. 

repeal the smoking ban

repeal the smoking ban, it is unnessesary as the health risk to non smokers is vastly over exagerated . the population are being lied to by the government.the truth of it all is is that its just become trendy and cool  to be an anti smoking loony, it also raises nonsense situations such as, people travelling on public transport  moaning about ciggarette smoke yet the transport they are carried in is more deadly via exhaust outlet  than smokers anyway

Why is this idea important?

repeal the smoking ban, it is unnessesary as the health risk to non smokers is vastly over exagerated . the population are being lied to by the government.the truth of it all is is that its just become trendy and cool  to be an anti smoking loony, it also raises nonsense situations such as, people travelling on public transport  moaning about ciggarette smoke yet the transport they are carried in is more deadly via exhaust outlet  than smokers anyway

Allow Asylum seekers to work until application processed

Give Failed Asylum seekers a Temporary NI number and allow them to work which would help reduce crime and the benefit cost until their application is processed.

Currently  Asylum seekers are entitled to claim support
from the UKBA. This is  £42.16 per
week for a person aged 25 and over, £33.39
per week for a person aged 18 to 24 and
£66.13 per week for couples.

A pregnant woman and children under three can claim
an extra £3 a week. A baby under one year
can claim an extra £5 a week.

Why is this idea important?

Give Failed Asylum seekers a Temporary NI number and allow them to work which would help reduce crime and the benefit cost until their application is processed.

Currently  Asylum seekers are entitled to claim support
from the UKBA. This is  £42.16 per
week for a person aged 25 and over, £33.39
per week for a person aged 18 to 24 and
£66.13 per week for couples.

A pregnant woman and children under three can claim
an extra £3 a week. A baby under one year
can claim an extra £5 a week.