DLA Car Allowance

I think they should still give car to people but make them pay for insurnce and road tax for the thing.

 

Stops all the freeloaders jumping on teh band wagon then

Why is this idea important?

I think they should still give car to people but make them pay for insurnce and road tax for the thing.

 

Stops all the freeloaders jumping on teh band wagon then

Expiring student visas

“One overseas student in five overstays visa” (7 Sep 10).  Standby for some expensive and intrusive IT system… or just make any qualification achieved under a student visa conditional on proof of having left the UK.

Why is this idea important?

“One overseas student in five overstays visa” (7 Sep 10).  Standby for some expensive and intrusive IT system… or just make any qualification achieved under a student visa conditional on proof of having left the UK.

no human rights

Sir

Im 30 years old, and have paid my taxes and national insurance since the age of 16.

I have worked in the emergency services for almost ten years risking my life and doing what is ever asked of me, with out notice and without complaint.

My problem at the momemt is affecting my life in every aspect.

I made the mistake of having a sexual encounter with a woman for a matter of minutes, and i was told she fell pegnant. When this woman told me she missed a period, I explained to her that i didnt want the baby under any circumstances.and this was explained to her several times with my reasons.

I have now been contacted by the CSA who say i have to pay 20%of my earning for the next 20 years to this lady.

This will affect me massively, as i cant get a morgage, loans and car credit etc because i couldnt asfford it.

Im depressed, feeling suicidal, and cant get legal help because of the cost or the fact ive got a job.

The wamon involved is sending me message via facebook, mocking me, and saying im the unluciest sperm doner ever.

I also have further proof from messages she as sent me confirming that this was just a 5minute espisode that WILL ruin my life.

When i contacted the CSA i was told that it was "TOUGH!!" and it law that i must pay.

Ive never asked for anything in my life from the goverment, yet i dont have any rights, no opinion on this matter, and if i was a criminal,which ive never been i would get treated better with human rights.

For the next 20 years in my career i am expected to risk my life for others i do not know, or any further promotions i go for to greater my career i have to give a woman 20% of my hard work to something i have no control over or a voice to say i didnt want it!

SIR

in todays world how can that be right, i didnt want the child, the lady knew that yet im being punished it just not far!

To get my justice i have been told i would have to leave the country that i was born in that im proud to serve, the community i help and want nothing in return and i country that i have contributed all my life with national insurances and taxes.

I have

Why is this idea important?

Sir

Im 30 years old, and have paid my taxes and national insurance since the age of 16.

I have worked in the emergency services for almost ten years risking my life and doing what is ever asked of me, with out notice and without complaint.

My problem at the momemt is affecting my life in every aspect.

I made the mistake of having a sexual encounter with a woman for a matter of minutes, and i was told she fell pegnant. When this woman told me she missed a period, I explained to her that i didnt want the baby under any circumstances.and this was explained to her several times with my reasons.

I have now been contacted by the CSA who say i have to pay 20%of my earning for the next 20 years to this lady.

This will affect me massively, as i cant get a morgage, loans and car credit etc because i couldnt asfford it.

Im depressed, feeling suicidal, and cant get legal help because of the cost or the fact ive got a job.

The wamon involved is sending me message via facebook, mocking me, and saying im the unluciest sperm doner ever.

I also have further proof from messages she as sent me confirming that this was just a 5minute espisode that WILL ruin my life.

When i contacted the CSA i was told that it was "TOUGH!!" and it law that i must pay.

Ive never asked for anything in my life from the goverment, yet i dont have any rights, no opinion on this matter, and if i was a criminal,which ive never been i would get treated better with human rights.

For the next 20 years in my career i am expected to risk my life for others i do not know, or any further promotions i go for to greater my career i have to give a woman 20% of my hard work to something i have no control over or a voice to say i didnt want it!

SIR

in todays world how can that be right, i didnt want the child, the lady knew that yet im being punished it just not far!

To get my justice i have been told i would have to leave the country that i was born in that im proud to serve, the community i help and want nothing in return and i country that i have contributed all my life with national insurances and taxes.

I have

savings in the Magistrates’ Court

Dear sir / madam, 

I am a junior barrister who has considerable experience of the Magistrates' Court.  I think you could save money in the following ways; 

– abolish committal hearings, just request a 6(1) committal if necessary. 

– Stricter criteria for police before they refuse bail.  The majority of overnight cases which custody sgnts refuse bail on get bail with conditions in the Magistrates' Court the next day.  

– All legal advisor's to be in court and available to deal with matters under delegated powers where appropriate, then the bench can be in at 10.00am on the dot. 

– All Magistrates' Courts to open at 9.00am and all prosecutors to be available to serve papers at 9.00am enabling cases to start promptly at 10.00am.  

 

Many thanks, 

Frances Ridout

Why is this idea important?

Dear sir / madam, 

I am a junior barrister who has considerable experience of the Magistrates' Court.  I think you could save money in the following ways; 

– abolish committal hearings, just request a 6(1) committal if necessary. 

– Stricter criteria for police before they refuse bail.  The majority of overnight cases which custody sgnts refuse bail on get bail with conditions in the Magistrates' Court the next day.  

– All legal advisor's to be in court and available to deal with matters under delegated powers where appropriate, then the bench can be in at 10.00am on the dot. 

– All Magistrates' Courts to open at 9.00am and all prosecutors to be available to serve papers at 9.00am enabling cases to start promptly at 10.00am.  

 

Many thanks, 

Frances Ridout

In assessing DLA and ESA the patients own Drs and Specialists should give the evidence and be believed.

Instead of using non specialists to carry out medical examinations of applicants for DLA and ESA a persons own specialist/s should give the evidence. This would save money and time and would lessen the distress and embarassment of claimants. It may also make it harder for those who fake the severity of conditions for the purpose of gaining benefits and easier for those with genuine need.

    

Why is this idea important?

Instead of using non specialists to carry out medical examinations of applicants for DLA and ESA a persons own specialist/s should give the evidence. This would save money and time and would lessen the distress and embarassment of claimants. It may also make it harder for those who fake the severity of conditions for the purpose of gaining benefits and easier for those with genuine need.

    

Stop surveillance

Make it illegal for local government, private and public organizations to fit CCTV on public highways etc. and in areas used by the public e.g. buses and trains, shopping malls etc. unless there is public consultation and agreement. As to local and national government, the public should vote on any plans to watch our lives!!   This is not a Police State!!

Why is this idea important?

Make it illegal for local government, private and public organizations to fit CCTV on public highways etc. and in areas used by the public e.g. buses and trains, shopping malls etc. unless there is public consultation and agreement. As to local and national government, the public should vote on any plans to watch our lives!!   This is not a Police State!!

Concealed weapons license

I suggest introducing concealed weapons licenses, which would operate on a similar system to firearm licenses, where by you apply at your local police station and they do background checks etc and if they feel you can be trusted then you shall be issued with a license.

Furthermore, I suggest legalising tazers and pepperspray which could be bought at licensed shops where you must show your license in order to purchase them

Anyone caught carrying a weapon without a lisence should still face jail.

Why is this idea important?

I suggest introducing concealed weapons licenses, which would operate on a similar system to firearm licenses, where by you apply at your local police station and they do background checks etc and if they feel you can be trusted then you shall be issued with a license.

Furthermore, I suggest legalising tazers and pepperspray which could be bought at licensed shops where you must show your license in order to purchase them

Anyone caught carrying a weapon without a lisence should still face jail.

Communication between Gov’t departments

I would like to see more communication between government departments. Mainly housing and council benefit from councils being able to access working tax credits and other departments to check a claimants monetry situation if they are on any benefits etc. 

At the moment the councils can only get the information if they send out letters to people and usually send half a trees worth at a time and wait for a reply. This is a lengthy process fraught with pitfalls along the way.

My council tells me that at present they cannot do this despite the fact many people ask why they can't. I would gladly sign a form on my application to say I allow/give my permission for them to contact other govn't offices to check I am claiming the right amount. I have nothing to hide and I want to make the process easier where the room for error is minimalised.

I am fed up of waiting for the tax credits people to actually answer their phones so I can chase up where my award notice is that I need to send to the council so they can check my claim is up to date. Usually this process can take ages which then means overpayments and councils then try to claim this back which is a whole lot harder to do and is very frustrating to all.

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see more communication between government departments. Mainly housing and council benefit from councils being able to access working tax credits and other departments to check a claimants monetry situation if they are on any benefits etc. 

At the moment the councils can only get the information if they send out letters to people and usually send half a trees worth at a time and wait for a reply. This is a lengthy process fraught with pitfalls along the way.

My council tells me that at present they cannot do this despite the fact many people ask why they can't. I would gladly sign a form on my application to say I allow/give my permission for them to contact other govn't offices to check I am claiming the right amount. I have nothing to hide and I want to make the process easier where the room for error is minimalised.

I am fed up of waiting for the tax credits people to actually answer their phones so I can chase up where my award notice is that I need to send to the council so they can check my claim is up to date. Usually this process can take ages which then means overpayments and councils then try to claim this back which is a whole lot harder to do and is very frustrating to all.

donate the money from the Goldman Sachs fine to local authorities

Today, September 9, it has been reported that the bank  Goldman Sachs has been fined £20 million by the FSA.

This money should be put to good use; some of it could be use to renovate my local library, Sydenham, for example.

Yesterday, the BBC Breakfast programme reported that many schools need heavy maintenance.

This money should be spent on such projects which will also stimulate local economies, instead of being "invested" in some bank at interest.

Why is this idea important?

Today, September 9, it has been reported that the bank  Goldman Sachs has been fined £20 million by the FSA.

This money should be put to good use; some of it could be use to renovate my local library, Sydenham, for example.

Yesterday, the BBC Breakfast programme reported that many schools need heavy maintenance.

This money should be spent on such projects which will also stimulate local economies, instead of being "invested" in some bank at interest.

British Justice for British Citizens

No extradition without evidence being tested in UK courts.

No extradition for things that are not offences under UK law.

No extradition for offences that took place in the UK (USA wire transfer, computer, hacking, antiques purchases, etc).

This should apply equally within the EU and outside. Should apply even if a Eurpean Arrest Warrant has been issued.

Extradition should also be subject to a UK Public Interest test and the Home Secretary should have the right (rarely used) to quash it.

Why is this idea important?

No extradition without evidence being tested in UK courts.

No extradition for things that are not offences under UK law.

No extradition for offences that took place in the UK (USA wire transfer, computer, hacking, antiques purchases, etc).

This should apply equally within the EU and outside. Should apply even if a Eurpean Arrest Warrant has been issued.

Extradition should also be subject to a UK Public Interest test and the Home Secretary should have the right (rarely used) to quash it.

Gagging Clauses and Compensation Payments

All too often, someone is offered compensation by a big company, but only if they sign a gagging clause. For ever after they cannot alledge that chemical X produced by company Y caused birth defect Z, so similar. They cannot say company M has unsafe working practices. Even to a Parliamentary investigation. Certainly not to a TV journalist or scientific researcher.

If they are offered compensation but refuse to sign the gagging clause, courts will refuse to grant their legal costs, on the grounds that they could have settled.

Change the law. Limit compensation terms to finance and expicitly ban any restrictions on speech.

Why is this idea important?

All too often, someone is offered compensation by a big company, but only if they sign a gagging clause. For ever after they cannot alledge that chemical X produced by company Y caused birth defect Z, so similar. They cannot say company M has unsafe working practices. Even to a Parliamentary investigation. Certainly not to a TV journalist or scientific researcher.

If they are offered compensation but refuse to sign the gagging clause, courts will refuse to grant their legal costs, on the grounds that they could have settled.

Change the law. Limit compensation terms to finance and expicitly ban any restrictions on speech.

Cancelling TV Packages

Make it quick and easy to cancel TV subscriptions. Equality!

Some small operators of TV satellite channels require subscribers to sign up for a minimum of 12 months. Some make cacellation difficult – 14 days written notice must be given for something that can be effected in 5 minutes. Notifications are "lost". When evetually acknowledged, requests to cancel are too late for this month. A viewer who starts cancelling after 12 months often ends up paying for 15.

None of this would be too bad if viewers were getting the package they signed up for, but under one sided contracts, viewers must sign up for 12 months but the broadcaster can drastically vary their content, removing flagship shows that were the main reason for signing up and gave every appearance of being permanent features.

The channels in question do not incur any equipment set up costs, simply the cost of processing a direct debit, usually 5-10 minutes time for an operator in a call centre.

The operators in question have atrack record of laying on attractive flagship shows and luring subscribers in, knowing full well that they cannot sustain the output, and without the restrictive clauses audience churn would be much higher.

Why is this idea important?

Make it quick and easy to cancel TV subscriptions. Equality!

Some small operators of TV satellite channels require subscribers to sign up for a minimum of 12 months. Some make cacellation difficult – 14 days written notice must be given for something that can be effected in 5 minutes. Notifications are "lost". When evetually acknowledged, requests to cancel are too late for this month. A viewer who starts cancelling after 12 months often ends up paying for 15.

None of this would be too bad if viewers were getting the package they signed up for, but under one sided contracts, viewers must sign up for 12 months but the broadcaster can drastically vary their content, removing flagship shows that were the main reason for signing up and gave every appearance of being permanent features.

The channels in question do not incur any equipment set up costs, simply the cost of processing a direct debit, usually 5-10 minutes time for an operator in a call centre.

The operators in question have atrack record of laying on attractive flagship shows and luring subscribers in, knowing full well that they cannot sustain the output, and without the restrictive clauses audience churn would be much higher.

Late Voting

All polling stations should stay open 1 hour later during General Elections – the current closing time dates from 2 generations ago when society closed earlier.

Allow optional extensions of no more than 1 hour if there are queues or other impediments to voting (like no ballot papers).

Always resource for 100% turnout. Penny pinching is stupid.

If an extension is required find away of identifying people who have turned up in time, but limit late voting to them. Perhaps "work the line" giving out tokens, or stamp the cards sent through the post.

Why is this idea important?

All polling stations should stay open 1 hour later during General Elections – the current closing time dates from 2 generations ago when society closed earlier.

Allow optional extensions of no more than 1 hour if there are queues or other impediments to voting (like no ballot papers).

Always resource for 100% turnout. Penny pinching is stupid.

If an extension is required find away of identifying people who have turned up in time, but limit late voting to them. Perhaps "work the line" giving out tokens, or stamp the cards sent through the post.

Libel: Allow Free Speech

These days the rich can use libel laws to prevent legitiamate criticism. They rely on fear and the high stakes poker game that the High Court has turned into. Having a winnable case is a very minor consideration. Investigative journalism does not take off because rumours do not circulate.

If big business threatens a private individual, or even a small newspaper, with libel proceedings, they have to back down unless they have £100,000 to spare EVEN IF THEY HAVE A WINNABLE CASE.

Introduce a preliminary stage where the person alledging libel must establish to the court's satisfaction that they might have a winnable case. Optionally allow the defendant to argue against this. This must not prejudice use of evidence or arguments later. Whatever the outcome, the defendant does not pay a penny for the preliminary stage, and will not usually be legally represented. Block cases going to full trial without the courts approval.

SECOND Do not recognise in the UK libel awards granted abroad. The Barclay brothers took libel action against The Times in a small regional French court and won. It is arguable that this was because French law is different making it easier for the to win, hence any repetition becomes a criminal offence enforcable in the UK with fines and extradition. The idea that a major national newspaper should be tried in a small Fench court where its circulation is approximately zero is absurd, but a legal fact.

Why is this idea important?

These days the rich can use libel laws to prevent legitiamate criticism. They rely on fear and the high stakes poker game that the High Court has turned into. Having a winnable case is a very minor consideration. Investigative journalism does not take off because rumours do not circulate.

If big business threatens a private individual, or even a small newspaper, with libel proceedings, they have to back down unless they have £100,000 to spare EVEN IF THEY HAVE A WINNABLE CASE.

Introduce a preliminary stage where the person alledging libel must establish to the court's satisfaction that they might have a winnable case. Optionally allow the defendant to argue against this. This must not prejudice use of evidence or arguments later. Whatever the outcome, the defendant does not pay a penny for the preliminary stage, and will not usually be legally represented. Block cases going to full trial without the courts approval.

SECOND Do not recognise in the UK libel awards granted abroad. The Barclay brothers took libel action against The Times in a small regional French court and won. It is arguable that this was because French law is different making it easier for the to win, hence any repetition becomes a criminal offence enforcable in the UK with fines and extradition. The idea that a major national newspaper should be tried in a small Fench court where its circulation is approximately zero is absurd, but a legal fact.

BENIFITS SYSTEM

ALL  PEOPLES  APPLYING FOR STATE BENEFITS.SHOULD HAVE  MADE SOME COTRIBUTION  TO THIS  COUNTRY   OF AT LEAST 4 YEARS .IN WORK  HERE  THATS ALL BENEFITS . HOUSING . SICKNESS .EVERYTHING THAT IS GIVEN FREE  .SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO  IMMIGRANTS      HOUING SHOULD BE AWARDED  TO PEOPLE  THAT ARE BORN. HERE ALL  IMMIGRANTS  SHOULD BE HOUSED  IN  TOWER  BLOCKS . NOT AS SECOND CLASS PEOPLE  BUT TO WAIT THEIR TURN .AS  WE ALL HAVE TO .THATS A FAIR ..WAY TO DO THESE THINGS  EVEN AT THIS LATE STAGE  EVERY IMMIGRANT  THAT IS LIVING IN THIS COUNTRY  MUST BE MADE TO ACCOUNT FOR HOW THEY LIVE .IF NOT WORKING  STOP THEIR BENIFITS  AND DEPORT  THEM  .THOSE IN BIG HOUSES . SHOULD BE REHOUSED IN SMALLER   HOUSES ..IF THEY OBJECT  STOP THE BENIFITS.     I BELIEVE  THAT  LABOUR APPOINTED  A MINISTER  TO ADVISE IMMIGRANTS  ON HOW TO CONVERT THEIR WAGES INTO THEIR OWN CURRENCY SO THAT  THE MONEY COULD BE SENT OUT OF THE COUNTRY  SACK HIM…      CHILD SUPPORT  SHOULD NOT BE PAID FOR ANY CHILD LIVING ABROAD..OR ANYONE ELSE

Why is this idea important?

ALL  PEOPLES  APPLYING FOR STATE BENEFITS.SHOULD HAVE  MADE SOME COTRIBUTION  TO THIS  COUNTRY   OF AT LEAST 4 YEARS .IN WORK  HERE  THATS ALL BENEFITS . HOUSING . SICKNESS .EVERYTHING THAT IS GIVEN FREE  .SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO  IMMIGRANTS      HOUING SHOULD BE AWARDED  TO PEOPLE  THAT ARE BORN. HERE ALL  IMMIGRANTS  SHOULD BE HOUSED  IN  TOWER  BLOCKS . NOT AS SECOND CLASS PEOPLE  BUT TO WAIT THEIR TURN .AS  WE ALL HAVE TO .THATS A FAIR ..WAY TO DO THESE THINGS  EVEN AT THIS LATE STAGE  EVERY IMMIGRANT  THAT IS LIVING IN THIS COUNTRY  MUST BE MADE TO ACCOUNT FOR HOW THEY LIVE .IF NOT WORKING  STOP THEIR BENIFITS  AND DEPORT  THEM  .THOSE IN BIG HOUSES . SHOULD BE REHOUSED IN SMALLER   HOUSES ..IF THEY OBJECT  STOP THE BENIFITS.     I BELIEVE  THAT  LABOUR APPOINTED  A MINISTER  TO ADVISE IMMIGRANTS  ON HOW TO CONVERT THEIR WAGES INTO THEIR OWN CURRENCY SO THAT  THE MONEY COULD BE SENT OUT OF THE COUNTRY  SACK HIM…      CHILD SUPPORT  SHOULD NOT BE PAID FOR ANY CHILD LIVING ABROAD..OR ANYONE ELSE

PRISON REFORM

PEOPLE  THAT OWE MONIES  ..SHOULD NOT BE SENT TO PRISON   UNLESS FOR FRAUD.   THE BBC LICENCE.  TV LICENCE.  COUNCIL TAX .. CSA ARREARS..  ITS A WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY.  I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO MEET  THE PERSON  WHO MAKES THESE RULES UP .     HOW DO THEY COME TO AGREE ON SUCH STUPID  IDEAS ..

Why is this idea important?

PEOPLE  THAT OWE MONIES  ..SHOULD NOT BE SENT TO PRISON   UNLESS FOR FRAUD.   THE BBC LICENCE.  TV LICENCE.  COUNCIL TAX .. CSA ARREARS..  ITS A WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY.  I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO MEET  THE PERSON  WHO MAKES THESE RULES UP .     HOW DO THEY COME TO AGREE ON SUCH STUPID  IDEAS ..

child support rules.

csa are biased  towards the fathers ….if the parent has the children  for  a full week  that parent  .should not have to pay the csa  just because the   <mother. normally >  has the last word and insist . on the payment even though the children  are not in her care..each case should have one case worker  not dozens . the departments  of csa  are too big .and they also answer to no one .    if the absent fathers  dont want to pay .they never will …its a complete waste of time and money  .to send to prison the fathers who are trying the best they can…csa  pursues  the fathers  who are already  trying to  stay in their children lives.

i think that it is a crime. the way  the csa    have the right to add on as they please.  fines for this .and fines for that  .sometimes .most times. it leaves the fathers in arrears  for thousands  of pounds  even an IDIOT  .     must realise  that the fathers  on the csa books  are there because  they did  run away   AND ARE NOT ABSENT  FATHERS      .WHEN A PARENT IS BEHIND WITH PAYMENT  ..THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO ATTEND  AN INDEPENDENT MEETING  WITH INDEPENDENT  PEOPLE  WHO WILL LISTEN  ..NOT SEND THEM TO COURT ..

Why is this idea important?

csa are biased  towards the fathers ….if the parent has the children  for  a full week  that parent  .should not have to pay the csa  just because the   <mother. normally >  has the last word and insist . on the payment even though the children  are not in her care..each case should have one case worker  not dozens . the departments  of csa  are too big .and they also answer to no one .    if the absent fathers  dont want to pay .they never will …its a complete waste of time and money  .to send to prison the fathers who are trying the best they can…csa  pursues  the fathers  who are already  trying to  stay in their children lives.

i think that it is a crime. the way  the csa    have the right to add on as they please.  fines for this .and fines for that  .sometimes .most times. it leaves the fathers in arrears  for thousands  of pounds  even an IDIOT  .     must realise  that the fathers  on the csa books  are there because  they did  run away   AND ARE NOT ABSENT  FATHERS      .WHEN A PARENT IS BEHIND WITH PAYMENT  ..THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO ATTEND  AN INDEPENDENT MEETING  WITH INDEPENDENT  PEOPLE  WHO WILL LISTEN  ..NOT SEND THEM TO COURT ..

Open to the citizens, Uk Civil Service, Code of Service

Propose to open up UK, Civil Service, Code of Service, allow citizens to bring Civil Servants to task, be challenged when decisions taken without fact and based only what within psychiatry is human experimentation. 

 

Why is this idea important?

Propose to open up UK, Civil Service, Code of Service, allow citizens to bring Civil Servants to task, be challenged when decisions taken without fact and based only what within psychiatry is human experimentation. 

 

Abolish the Press Complaints Commission

If my experience on this forum has taught me anything it is that the British public are woefully misinformed by the British press, and that self regulation does not work. At the moment the PCC has ruled that:

  • A headline constitutes an "opinion piece" and is therefore not required to be factually accurate
  • Factual corrections and apologies can take up as little 5% of the space of original article
  • Complaints can only be accepted from those "directly affected" by the article

The PCC is a watchdog which holds it's own leash, the press have their  shot at self-regulation and they have failed. Abolish the PCC and give us a proper regulatory watch dog.

Why is this idea important?

If my experience on this forum has taught me anything it is that the British public are woefully misinformed by the British press, and that self regulation does not work. At the moment the PCC has ruled that:

  • A headline constitutes an "opinion piece" and is therefore not required to be factually accurate
  • Factual corrections and apologies can take up as little 5% of the space of original article
  • Complaints can only be accepted from those "directly affected" by the article

The PCC is a watchdog which holds it's own leash, the press have their  shot at self-regulation and they have failed. Abolish the PCC and give us a proper regulatory watch dog.

Policing

Policing has become more militaristic over the last government's tenure and has forgotten that it is a Police Service and not a Police Force.

The Service needs to be more accountable to the local people and Councils and not Central Government.  Our Precept includes a large sum for the Police and yet we have no say in what is done nor is there any local accountability. 

We rarely see a Police presence in the Village as they are all in the City.

The Police should be accountable to the community they serve and which pays their wages.

 

Why is this idea important?

Policing has become more militaristic over the last government's tenure and has forgotten that it is a Police Service and not a Police Force.

The Service needs to be more accountable to the local people and Councils and not Central Government.  Our Precept includes a large sum for the Police and yet we have no say in what is done nor is there any local accountability. 

We rarely see a Police presence in the Village as they are all in the City.

The Police should be accountable to the community they serve and which pays their wages.

 

restoring liberty and freedom

the best way to restore the lost civil liberties in this country is to pull out of that cesspit of corruption and bring back real democracy to this country especially repelling that odious human rights act.

also the powers of the insiduos health and safety executive should be greatly reduced so a more common sense approach can be reintroduced

Why is this idea important?

the best way to restore the lost civil liberties in this country is to pull out of that cesspit of corruption and bring back real democracy to this country especially repelling that odious human rights act.

also the powers of the insiduos health and safety executive should be greatly reduced so a more common sense approach can be reintroduced

Police Paramilitary Style Tactics

Lets put an end to these macho, gung – ho, SAS wannabe’s wearing their black military gear, bursting into domestic properties, screaming “ON THE FLOOR!!!, ON THE FLOOR!!!” etc., getting all hyped up like sharks in a feeding frenzy, feeling really brave  – when all they’re confronted by is some pathetic, sleep-weary bag-head with less meat on his bones than on a butcher’s apron and who’s repeatedly trying to tell them he’ll gladly do as he’s told…

They scream orders at the hapless sod from every direction, along with questions they don’t give him time to answer, until eventually you end up asking: “Was there really any need for all that?”  We’re supposed to be rooting for the ‘good guys.' It’s hard to tell who’s who, these days.

Couldn’t it be scaled down, and replaced with a quiet arrest, when the suspect was off guard? Do you really NEED 15 big 'brave' coppers in riot gear – to arrest one man? 

I’m not saying go soft on crime – but these guys are bloody dangerous. Next thing you know, they’ve got a gun in their mits, and you’ve got another Jean Charles de Menezes in the news.

 Drop the SAS tactics; bring back more traditional style policing.

Why is this idea important?

Lets put an end to these macho, gung – ho, SAS wannabe’s wearing their black military gear, bursting into domestic properties, screaming “ON THE FLOOR!!!, ON THE FLOOR!!!” etc., getting all hyped up like sharks in a feeding frenzy, feeling really brave  – when all they’re confronted by is some pathetic, sleep-weary bag-head with less meat on his bones than on a butcher’s apron and who’s repeatedly trying to tell them he’ll gladly do as he’s told…

They scream orders at the hapless sod from every direction, along with questions they don’t give him time to answer, until eventually you end up asking: “Was there really any need for all that?”  We’re supposed to be rooting for the ‘good guys.' It’s hard to tell who’s who, these days.

Couldn’t it be scaled down, and replaced with a quiet arrest, when the suspect was off guard? Do you really NEED 15 big 'brave' coppers in riot gear – to arrest one man? 

I’m not saying go soft on crime – but these guys are bloody dangerous. Next thing you know, they’ve got a gun in their mits, and you’ve got another Jean Charles de Menezes in the news.

 Drop the SAS tactics; bring back more traditional style policing.

Legalising Cannanbis

I believe that legalising cannabis can be very beneficial to the UK. I have no doubt the economy will boom if cannabis is legalised. Not only is it going to help cut down on crime but it will also increase the amount of new businesses. Legalising it will also ensure that it is monitored and people are not being ripped off or being given a false product.

Legalising cannabis will reduce crime rates were it may have been implicated before.

Legalising cannabis is necessary for health reasons. It has so many benefits to offer a patient in need such as someone with Autism, MS or even Epilepsy. I myself suffer from complex partial seizures. I have had more seizures triggered by alcohol than cannabis. I haven't drank alcohol in years and use cannabis as a way of relaxing and kicking back after a long day at work just like people would with a bottle of Pinot Grigio. The only negative thing about smoking cannabis is that I cannot enjoy it in peublic due to the social stigma. I am not a "druggy". I have not and never will use any other drug. I have never been violent or angry towards anyone while under the influence of cannabis unlike alcohol which can contribute to misconstruing a situation.

I know quite a lot of people that smoke cannabis and the majority of them say they would pay a tax on it if it was legalised.

Give it a trial…….people are asking for it……..will our government listen?

Why is this idea important?

I believe that legalising cannabis can be very beneficial to the UK. I have no doubt the economy will boom if cannabis is legalised. Not only is it going to help cut down on crime but it will also increase the amount of new businesses. Legalising it will also ensure that it is monitored and people are not being ripped off or being given a false product.

Legalising cannabis will reduce crime rates were it may have been implicated before.

Legalising cannabis is necessary for health reasons. It has so many benefits to offer a patient in need such as someone with Autism, MS or even Epilepsy. I myself suffer from complex partial seizures. I have had more seizures triggered by alcohol than cannabis. I haven't drank alcohol in years and use cannabis as a way of relaxing and kicking back after a long day at work just like people would with a bottle of Pinot Grigio. The only negative thing about smoking cannabis is that I cannot enjoy it in peublic due to the social stigma. I am not a "druggy". I have not and never will use any other drug. I have never been violent or angry towards anyone while under the influence of cannabis unlike alcohol which can contribute to misconstruing a situation.

I know quite a lot of people that smoke cannabis and the majority of them say they would pay a tax on it if it was legalised.

Give it a trial…….people are asking for it……..will our government listen?

Abolish ‘Commercial in Confidence’

All public accounts should be open to scrutiny by the public.

At the moment a lot of public expenditure is hidden by 'Commercial in Confidence' clauses imposed by the private sector companies hired to deliver public services.

This is done to precvent the public knowing where their money is actually going.

Why is this idea important?

All public accounts should be open to scrutiny by the public.

At the moment a lot of public expenditure is hidden by 'Commercial in Confidence' clauses imposed by the private sector companies hired to deliver public services.

This is done to precvent the public knowing where their money is actually going.