Extradition

Prevent the use of Anti Terrorism Extradition laws in non terrorism related cases, such that, for example, the USA cannot use terrorism extradition laws to pursue alledged commercial criminals.

Why is this idea important?

Prevent the use of Anti Terrorism Extradition laws in non terrorism related cases, such that, for example, the USA cannot use terrorism extradition laws to pursue alledged commercial criminals.

Stop and Search, Stop and Account

The current practice of Police officers stopping law-abiding members of the public and demanding information is, in my opinion, unjust and repressive.  In particular, the stopping of people innocently engaged in photography for whatever reason is of great concern.  I suggest that these powers are removed altogether, and that Police can only formally request information if there is genuine suspicion of criminal activity.

Why is this idea important?

The current practice of Police officers stopping law-abiding members of the public and demanding information is, in my opinion, unjust and repressive.  In particular, the stopping of people innocently engaged in photography for whatever reason is of great concern.  I suggest that these powers are removed altogether, and that Police can only formally request information if there is genuine suspicion of criminal activity.

There should be extra support for the people who had to leave home

most young teenage girls,are force to leave home because they are getting abuse,once they get a place to stay,they have to worry about getting a job,and they can't go back to education beacuse they benefits will cut off.

I think they should have a option to go back to education,even being on job seekers allowance the age shouldn't matter,and once they get a job, you shouldn't just kept them to pay everything e.g tax,doctors,dentist etc, you should help them and give them support or they just won't beable to deal with it Financial.

Why is this idea important?

most young teenage girls,are force to leave home because they are getting abuse,once they get a place to stay,they have to worry about getting a job,and they can't go back to education beacuse they benefits will cut off.

I think they should have a option to go back to education,even being on job seekers allowance the age shouldn't matter,and once they get a job, you shouldn't just kept them to pay everything e.g tax,doctors,dentist etc, you should help them and give them support or they just won't beable to deal with it Financial.

Scrap the Human Rights Act

The Human Rights Act needs to be scrapped.  

It is a great idea in theory and a terrible one in practice.  It is regularly used by unscrupulous lawyers to help the guilty escape justice, whilst diminishing the rights of innocent victims to the detriment of society at large.  

It needs to be scrapped completely, or re-written line-by-line.

Why is this idea important?

The Human Rights Act needs to be scrapped.  

It is a great idea in theory and a terrible one in practice.  It is regularly used by unscrupulous lawyers to help the guilty escape justice, whilst diminishing the rights of innocent victims to the detriment of society at large.  

It needs to be scrapped completely, or re-written line-by-line.

Restore the Power of the Common Law

Common Law says simply that We are Free to do as we are pleased as long as we don't infringe on anyone leses right to life, liberty or property

Common Law also says that No Freeman is only responsible to the Court of his own 12 Peers                

NO Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor [X5 condemn him,] but by lawful judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the Land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right. – Source Magna Carta 1215
 

Statutes can not replace  Common Law, its unlawful Its now more than clear that thye most of the Sattutes are unlawful and that are only a legislative rule of the Society, not the Law itself
 

Why is this idea important?

Common Law says simply that We are Free to do as we are pleased as long as we don't infringe on anyone leses right to life, liberty or property

Common Law also says that No Freeman is only responsible to the Court of his own 12 Peers                

NO Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor [X5 condemn him,] but by lawful judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the Land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right. – Source Magna Carta 1215
 

Statutes can not replace  Common Law, its unlawful Its now more than clear that thye most of the Sattutes are unlawful and that are only a legislative rule of the Society, not the Law itself
 

visitor visa to a spouse.

let it be possible with family with a visitor visa wife or husband  who are honest with their process be able to exchange it to a spouse visa in the uk.

this is the only situation i have at the moment.

thank  you.

Why is this idea important?

let it be possible with family with a visitor visa wife or husband  who are honest with their process be able to exchange it to a spouse visa in the uk.

this is the only situation i have at the moment.

thank  you.

Amend the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993

review and amend the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 to be more fair and right for leasehold home owners. the current situation is heavily weighted in favour of the freeholder and even though a flat for example has been bought and paid for like any other home, the freeholder has the power to demand almost any figure he/she wishes in order to extend the lease.

Why is this idea important?

review and amend the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 to be more fair and right for leasehold home owners. the current situation is heavily weighted in favour of the freeholder and even though a flat for example has been bought and paid for like any other home, the freeholder has the power to demand almost any figure he/she wishes in order to extend the lease.

Noise Nuisance

The current laws on what constituents a nuisance in relation to noisey neighbours is long and drawn out. It use to be possible to call the police to come around and notify those causing a nuisance to have a word. Now it has to be enforced by the Councils noise teams. And what constitutes a nuisance is too rigid. A dog that barks all day, without intervention from the owners, may not qualify as a nuisance because it is intermitant but still interferes with the quality of life of those around it.

The laws need to be changed so that earlier intervention can be taken by the authorities with real power to end these types of situations.

Why is this idea important?

The current laws on what constituents a nuisance in relation to noisey neighbours is long and drawn out. It use to be possible to call the police to come around and notify those causing a nuisance to have a word. Now it has to be enforced by the Councils noise teams. And what constitutes a nuisance is too rigid. A dog that barks all day, without intervention from the owners, may not qualify as a nuisance because it is intermitant but still interferes with the quality of life of those around it.

The laws need to be changed so that earlier intervention can be taken by the authorities with real power to end these types of situations.

Misuse of Drugs Act

Repeal the Misuse of Drugs Act, legalise soft (or all) drugs, regulate the market, save billions on policing and make, for example, 20% (VAT) on the £6.5bn+ per year spent on Cannabis.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the Misuse of Drugs Act, legalise soft (or all) drugs, regulate the market, save billions on policing and make, for example, 20% (VAT) on the £6.5bn+ per year spent on Cannabis.

Return to Due-Cause

To return to a general law of "due-cause" for any officials, including police, to be able to stop, inspect, search, or otherwise impede the free movement of law abiding citizens, rather than the increasing culture of treating everybody as "guilty until proven innocent"!

Let's just find another way (nothing wrong with covert), or even live wit the risk?

For example (say), indiscriminative, or random, use of "whole body monitors" at airports, better still scrap those, any form of random bag search, or search of person, and of course, most of the thousands of CCTV cameras, particularly for the likes of councils!

Why is this idea important?

To return to a general law of "due-cause" for any officials, including police, to be able to stop, inspect, search, or otherwise impede the free movement of law abiding citizens, rather than the increasing culture of treating everybody as "guilty until proven innocent"!

Let's just find another way (nothing wrong with covert), or even live wit the risk?

For example (say), indiscriminative, or random, use of "whole body monitors" at airports, better still scrap those, any form of random bag search, or search of person, and of course, most of the thousands of CCTV cameras, particularly for the likes of councils!

Ammend the Land Registration Act to allow price paid information to remain private

Currently, the Land Registration act and subsequent Statutory Instruments allow the land registry to sell information held on it's database to commercial organisations. Typically, this includes price paid information.

There is no opt-out from this, as there is in the case of data held on the electoral roll.

My suggestion is that legislation be ammensded to allow the land owner to decide if personal information (such as price paid, date of purchase etc) should be available in the public domain.

This should not preclude the use of information to compile statistics.

Why is this idea important?

Currently, the Land Registration act and subsequent Statutory Instruments allow the land registry to sell information held on it's database to commercial organisations. Typically, this includes price paid information.

There is no opt-out from this, as there is in the case of data held on the electoral roll.

My suggestion is that legislation be ammensded to allow the land owner to decide if personal information (such as price paid, date of purchase etc) should be available in the public domain.

This should not preclude the use of information to compile statistics.

Repeal of unwarranted restrictions on voting rights

Two groups of UK citizens have been deprived of the right to vote: convicted prisoners (the UK government is in any case under an obligation to take action in this respect following the 2005 judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the Hirst No. 2 case) and UK citizens ordinarily resident abroad for more than 15 years, according to the most recent modification of the Representation of the People Act. This denial of voting rights, coupled with the exceptions made in respect of members of the armed forces, Crown servants and British Council staff, creates a discriminatory situation in breach of both the right to free movement of persons set out in the treaties of the European Union and of Article 3 of the additional Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights. Such discrimination, founded on the assumption that after a certain time expatriates will become out of touch and lose interest in the government of their country, fails to take account of the fact that there are many legitimate reasons for living and working outside the UK as well as of the new technologies which enable expatriates to follow political news as closely as UK residents can.

Why is this idea important?

Two groups of UK citizens have been deprived of the right to vote: convicted prisoners (the UK government is in any case under an obligation to take action in this respect following the 2005 judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the Hirst No. 2 case) and UK citizens ordinarily resident abroad for more than 15 years, according to the most recent modification of the Representation of the People Act. This denial of voting rights, coupled with the exceptions made in respect of members of the armed forces, Crown servants and British Council staff, creates a discriminatory situation in breach of both the right to free movement of persons set out in the treaties of the European Union and of Article 3 of the additional Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights. Such discrimination, founded on the assumption that after a certain time expatriates will become out of touch and lose interest in the government of their country, fails to take account of the fact that there are many legitimate reasons for living and working outside the UK as well as of the new technologies which enable expatriates to follow political news as closely as UK residents can.

Shift the obligation of enforcement from state to citizen

Retain all laws as they will either be useful or become quaint news items of the future.

Then transfer the responsibility of enforcement of laws from the state back to the citizen.

The local citizen bodies will then:

  • Select enforcement of laws that cab be ignored and put into the Quaint category
  • Prioritise the remaining enforcements for their local area
  • Vote on what is sensible and supportable
  • Select what is to be done locally and either fund or volunteer it
  • Outsource the rest to competing private and public services

Our ability to communicate should make this easy to implement.

Why is this idea important?

Retain all laws as they will either be useful or become quaint news items of the future.

Then transfer the responsibility of enforcement of laws from the state back to the citizen.

The local citizen bodies will then:

  • Select enforcement of laws that cab be ignored and put into the Quaint category
  • Prioritise the remaining enforcements for their local area
  • Vote on what is sensible and supportable
  • Select what is to be done locally and either fund or volunteer it
  • Outsource the rest to competing private and public services

Our ability to communicate should make this easy to implement.

Habitual Residency laws for UK Citizens

To have a review of the JobCentres  use of the Habitual residency laws for UK citizens when they try to claim benefits due to an unfortunate event, such as losing their job? Should they be subjected to it?

Why is this idea important?

To have a review of the JobCentres  use of the Habitual residency laws for UK citizens when they try to claim benefits due to an unfortunate event, such as losing their job? Should they be subjected to it?

Digital Radio Switchover

Please can we abolish the deadline of 2015 for the switch off of analogue radio.  It is far too soon to consider it, especially in the current economic climate.  Most households have five or six portable or mains radios and the cost of changing them all would be forbidive for many.

Most cars are still being fitted with FM radios and those cars will last for up to 10 years.  If FM is switched off in 2015, thopse cars will not have any radio service and people will not get the traffic news.

DAB radios don't last long on batteries and have to be plugged into the mains the whole time.

Digital Britain claims that the radios will be refurbished and sent to Africa.  That is 150 million radios.  Will they all go to Africa?  No most will end up in landfill back here in the UK.

Please consider delaying the switchover for another 10 years, say 2025 and give people time to get used to DAB.

Why is this idea important?

Please can we abolish the deadline of 2015 for the switch off of analogue radio.  It is far too soon to consider it, especially in the current economic climate.  Most households have five or six portable or mains radios and the cost of changing them all would be forbidive for many.

Most cars are still being fitted with FM radios and those cars will last for up to 10 years.  If FM is switched off in 2015, thopse cars will not have any radio service and people will not get the traffic news.

DAB radios don't last long on batteries and have to be plugged into the mains the whole time.

Digital Britain claims that the radios will be refurbished and sent to Africa.  That is 150 million radios.  Will they all go to Africa?  No most will end up in landfill back here in the UK.

Please consider delaying the switchover for another 10 years, say 2025 and give people time to get used to DAB.

Human Rights for prisoners

All human rights should be removed from prisoners, if you commit a crime you should get nothing, no TV’s, games or anything, they didn’t think about anyone’s human rights when they committed the crime so they should be entitled to none, if you don’t want to be treat like an animal don’t commit the crime it’s not rocket science (or do away with human rights altogether and get back to common sense)

Why is this idea important?

All human rights should be removed from prisoners, if you commit a crime you should get nothing, no TV’s, games or anything, they didn’t think about anyone’s human rights when they committed the crime so they should be entitled to none, if you don’t want to be treat like an animal don’t commit the crime it’s not rocket science (or do away with human rights altogether and get back to common sense)

Legalise cannabis for recreational and medical use

A simple idea.

Remove the prohibition of cannabis and allow the millions of regular users in the UK to legally grow their own plants, and buy from regulated, tax-paying retailers.

Why is this idea important?

A simple idea.

Remove the prohibition of cannabis and allow the millions of regular users in the UK to legally grow their own plants, and buy from regulated, tax-paying retailers.

REPEAL THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

 Let us Replace this Act with a tailor made Act for Britain which places the rights of the victims above the rights of the perpetrators.

 

A Human Rights Act is ridiculous without a Human Responsibilities Act to accompany it!

Why is this idea important?

 Let us Replace this Act with a tailor made Act for Britain which places the rights of the victims above the rights of the perpetrators.

 

A Human Rights Act is ridiculous without a Human Responsibilities Act to accompany it!

Anonymity for defendants

Can we change the law to allow people accused of a crime anonymity until / unless they are found guilty?

My idea is that the press would be barred from reporting on court cases until after the verdict has been given, and would then only be able to name the defendant in they were found guilty.

Why is this idea important?

Can we change the law to allow people accused of a crime anonymity until / unless they are found guilty?

My idea is that the press would be barred from reporting on court cases until after the verdict has been given, and would then only be able to name the defendant in they were found guilty.

social services

i understand that social services are supposed to be there to protect children but we have only got to read a newspaper to see that they fail continuesly.myself and my husband have lost 2 of our grandchildren through the stupid laws that social services bury them selves in , how is it more suitable for children to be placed back with  a mother who is a crack cocainne addict and when family members are asked to be a potential placement they are "kept out of the loop " as it where because of data protection .also a person can make allegations against family members which social services take as gospel , even when there is abosolutely no truth in them where are the laws to protect us grandparents, people who choose to become drug addicts and have children should nnot be allowed to keep those children and if the do make allegations they should be made to prove them , it should not be the case that a innocent person  who has been accused has to prove that they are innocent.

Why is this idea important?

i understand that social services are supposed to be there to protect children but we have only got to read a newspaper to see that they fail continuesly.myself and my husband have lost 2 of our grandchildren through the stupid laws that social services bury them selves in , how is it more suitable for children to be placed back with  a mother who is a crack cocainne addict and when family members are asked to be a potential placement they are "kept out of the loop " as it where because of data protection .also a person can make allegations against family members which social services take as gospel , even when there is abosolutely no truth in them where are the laws to protect us grandparents, people who choose to become drug addicts and have children should nnot be allowed to keep those children and if the do make allegations they should be made to prove them , it should not be the case that a innocent person  who has been accused has to prove that they are innocent.

Abolish CMSA

I feel there should not be a csa or as now known cmsa.

Parents should be able to sort out their child maintenance between them as it seems very heavily unfair on fathers who both love and support their children and are penalised when they already are happy to come to an arrangement with the mother.

This would save the government many thousands of pounds as this department has always been controversial. It is an intrusion into the lives of so many. In my view parents should take the responsibility themselves and if a mother or parent is not receiving anything from the other parent, they should seek legal advice, but it is a personal matter and not one that the state should be involved in. 

Speaking personally, as a mother and divorcee myself who did not go to the CSA or indeed take any money from my ex as i knew he couldnt afford it, and i didnt want to have animosity, i find it hard to understand mothers who can be so thoughtless about their ex partners financial situation. I remarried and my new husband's ex has made our life very difficult as we were at one point left with so little money to manage on i had to take antidepressants..

Why is this idea important?

I feel there should not be a csa or as now known cmsa.

Parents should be able to sort out their child maintenance between them as it seems very heavily unfair on fathers who both love and support their children and are penalised when they already are happy to come to an arrangement with the mother.

This would save the government many thousands of pounds as this department has always been controversial. It is an intrusion into the lives of so many. In my view parents should take the responsibility themselves and if a mother or parent is not receiving anything from the other parent, they should seek legal advice, but it is a personal matter and not one that the state should be involved in. 

Speaking personally, as a mother and divorcee myself who did not go to the CSA or indeed take any money from my ex as i knew he couldnt afford it, and i didnt want to have animosity, i find it hard to understand mothers who can be so thoughtless about their ex partners financial situation. I remarried and my new husband's ex has made our life very difficult as we were at one point left with so little money to manage on i had to take antidepressants..

Limit the power for Border Officers to question citizens.

Repeal the powers of Border Force officers to request information about where citizens are travelling to or from. This power should only be available where there is evidence or strong suspicion of criminal activity.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the powers of Border Force officers to request information about where citizens are travelling to or from. This power should only be available where there is evidence or strong suspicion of criminal activity.