Ban loud popping on all motor vehicles including bikes with modified exhaust

This loud very loud popping noise causes sever anxiety not just in people but especially animals my American bulldog nearly died by not eating had to buy calming medicine not that its worked. So we bought another bully for her a boy a companion for security and love and he absolutely hates them he tries to go for them vehicles now !.. They also scare people especially elderly it’s just not fair. Now my girl bullies refuses to walk and she’s getting fat how do you drag a big dog out if they don’t want to go at my wits end I wish they would just pop pop off thankyou

Why is this idea important?

This loud very loud popping noise causes sever anxiety not just in people but especially animals my American bulldog nearly died by not eating had to buy calming medicine not that its worked. So we bought another bully for her a boy a companion for security and love and he absolutely hates them he tries to go for them vehicles now !.. They also scare people especially elderly it’s just not fair. Now my girl bullies refuses to walk and she’s getting fat how do you drag a big dog out if they don’t want to go at my wits end I wish they would just pop pop off thankyou

Stop and search

A lot of these idiots are driving around on a weekend night. What exactly are they doing? The ones round here spend a lot of time in the bus stops and parked up. Are they just hanging out? I doubt it.

Why is this idea important?

A lot of these idiots are driving around on a weekend night. What exactly are they doing? The ones round here spend a lot of time in the bus stops and parked up. Are they just hanging out? I doubt it.

Energy Performance Certificates

We own a single property which is available for holiday lets throughout the year. Can you explain why I need an energy performance certificate? Do you think my guests are really interested? Do they not just want to enjoy their holiday? This is just an additional expense and regulation placed upon property owners for no additional benefit to anyone other than the contractor carrying out an inspection and is completely needless, unlike fire assessments and landlord’s gas certificates. I can see that many owners, such as ourselves will decide to discontinue providing holiday accommodation if the burden from regulations becomes, as it seems, ridiculous.

Why is this idea important?

We own a single property which is available for holiday lets throughout the year. Can you explain why I need an energy performance certificate? Do you think my guests are really interested? Do they not just want to enjoy their holiday? This is just an additional expense and regulation placed upon property owners for no additional benefit to anyone other than the contractor carrying out an inspection and is completely needless, unlike fire assessments and landlord’s gas certificates. I can see that many owners, such as ourselves will decide to discontinue providing holiday accommodation if the burden from regulations becomes, as it seems, ridiculous.

International Baccalaureate.

I have noticed that some independent schools have introduced IB diploma for 16-19 year olds instead of A Levels. Some of them have IB at younger ages. Would this work if this was introduced to all schools in this country and A Levels/old system be scrapped?

Why is this idea important?

I have noticed that some independent schools have introduced IB diploma for 16-19 year olds instead of A Levels. Some of them have IB at younger ages. Would this work if this was introduced to all schools in this country and A Levels/old system be scrapped?

parents teachers children

i believe that it was in margret thatchers  era that a law was introduced where parents were no longer allowed to control their children  whilst i would never agree with a child being beaten. if a child is out of control .a quick slap on the bottom would normaly  stop the situation getting worse. before all you do gooders start lecturing me just look around you today .parents are not allowed to punish their children look in any newspaper when did it become acceptable for a young person to kick an old person in the back and run off  laughing .when did it become acceptable for youngsters to roam about the streets late at night and we the public are not allowed to say anything. when did it become acceptable for  groups of youngsters to terrorize innocent people in their homes and on the street. how have we allowed some areas in our citys to become no go areas and its getting worse  the police cannot be expected to do what parents and teachersare not allowed to do children today quote the law  better than any solictor . it is time that control was given back to the adults   sadly some children  will get beaten  no matter  how many laws are made hopefully social services  will step in . but it is time to act now

Why is this idea important?

i believe that it was in margret thatchers  era that a law was introduced where parents were no longer allowed to control their children  whilst i would never agree with a child being beaten. if a child is out of control .a quick slap on the bottom would normaly  stop the situation getting worse. before all you do gooders start lecturing me just look around you today .parents are not allowed to punish their children look in any newspaper when did it become acceptable for a young person to kick an old person in the back and run off  laughing .when did it become acceptable for youngsters to roam about the streets late at night and we the public are not allowed to say anything. when did it become acceptable for  groups of youngsters to terrorize innocent people in their homes and on the street. how have we allowed some areas in our citys to become no go areas and its getting worse  the police cannot be expected to do what parents and teachersare not allowed to do children today quote the law  better than any solictor . it is time that control was given back to the adults   sadly some children  will get beaten  no matter  how many laws are made hopefully social services  will step in . but it is time to act now

Violence to children, the law needs rewriting

Reveiw the law and allow some form of discipline to be given by parents, and affirm any form of abuse WILL be dealt with by a court prosecution.Relax the rules for parents a little.

Any child whoose parents have proven to try to discipline their child is sent to boot camp ready for the army if they are unwilling to change.If it is proven parents refused to discipline their child, benefits stop,housing is stopped, parents are prosecuted.

Why is this idea important?

Reveiw the law and allow some form of discipline to be given by parents, and affirm any form of abuse WILL be dealt with by a court prosecution.Relax the rules for parents a little.

Any child whoose parents have proven to try to discipline their child is sent to boot camp ready for the army if they are unwilling to change.If it is proven parents refused to discipline their child, benefits stop,housing is stopped, parents are prosecuted.

Bring the education out of politics.

We made the Bank of England independent of politics so why can't we do the same with  education. This mean there can be more continuity between different government's agenda. It would also stop the politicians using the essential service for political capital. I mean it's sort of silly when we have different governments messing with the previous governments policies. It's not good for our future if there education is in a constant state of flux.

Why is this idea important?

We made the Bank of England independent of politics so why can't we do the same with  education. This mean there can be more continuity between different government's agenda. It would also stop the politicians using the essential service for political capital. I mean it's sort of silly when we have different governments messing with the previous governments policies. It's not good for our future if there education is in a constant state of flux.

De-regulate Fireworks Law

The law on fireworks seems unnecessarily restrictive and should be relaxed.  Fireworks should be able to be sold year around and restrictions on things like loudness removed.

Why is this idea important?

The law on fireworks seems unnecessarily restrictive and should be relaxed.  Fireworks should be able to be sold year around and restrictions on things like loudness removed.

Hold Inset days during school holidays to train teachers

I do not understand why INSET days are outside the school holidays. Teachers already get a ridiculous amount of holidays so why can't they be trained during the holidays?

My children had 7 weeks summer holidays , including 2 INSET  days before the holidays and one on this MOnday.

It is very difficult for parents to organise childcare during these days so please can you do something about this.

Why is this idea important?

I do not understand why INSET days are outside the school holidays. Teachers already get a ridiculous amount of holidays so why can't they be trained during the holidays?

My children had 7 weeks summer holidays , including 2 INSET  days before the holidays and one on this MOnday.

It is very difficult for parents to organise childcare during these days so please can you do something about this.

Stop sending satellites and other human clutter into the skies

Because they spoil the view of the sky at night and a clear vista of stars. Natural beauty, such as the sky should be respected and preserved around the planet. Also if the universe had a mind I am sure it would state that it doesnt want such debris from our species in space. Make a pre requisite of a legal obligation before the powers that be can send up cameras, CCTV's, etcetera, satellites for use of human beings. There was one which crashed back to Earth and could have seriously hurt somebody. Respect the universe and a clutter free space unless it is absolutely essential; not for trivia, such as talking trains, etcetera and NOT for motorists obtaining directions which they might just as easily obtain from a map or an A-Z!

Why is this idea important?

Because they spoil the view of the sky at night and a clear vista of stars. Natural beauty, such as the sky should be respected and preserved around the planet. Also if the universe had a mind I am sure it would state that it doesnt want such debris from our species in space. Make a pre requisite of a legal obligation before the powers that be can send up cameras, CCTV's, etcetera, satellites for use of human beings. There was one which crashed back to Earth and could have seriously hurt somebody. Respect the universe and a clutter free space unless it is absolutely essential; not for trivia, such as talking trains, etcetera and NOT for motorists obtaining directions which they might just as easily obtain from a map or an A-Z!

Car Insurance For Young Or Inexperienced Drivers

Drivers recognise that they now are more at risk on the roads with the ever increasing number of new drivers and careless ones, so driving without insurance really is unacceptable.  Whilst it is understandable that young and inexperienced drivers pay more for their premium, it doesn't seem fair that they are excluded from being able to apply for short term car insurance.

Many young people are not in a financial position to easily afford their annual car insurance, so temporary car insurance for when they need it could be a more accessible solution.  It seems unfair that a certain age group 17 – 21 year olds are discriminated as well as those with less than 12 months driving experience.

My idea would be to ensure that insurance companies offer short term car insurance deals to all ages of drivers regardless of experience.  Yes younger and inexperienced drivers will pay more, but they should at least have the opportunity to go down this route.

Why is this idea important?

Drivers recognise that they now are more at risk on the roads with the ever increasing number of new drivers and careless ones, so driving without insurance really is unacceptable.  Whilst it is understandable that young and inexperienced drivers pay more for their premium, it doesn't seem fair that they are excluded from being able to apply for short term car insurance.

Many young people are not in a financial position to easily afford their annual car insurance, so temporary car insurance for when they need it could be a more accessible solution.  It seems unfair that a certain age group 17 – 21 year olds are discriminated as well as those with less than 12 months driving experience.

My idea would be to ensure that insurance companies offer short term car insurance deals to all ages of drivers regardless of experience.  Yes younger and inexperienced drivers will pay more, but they should at least have the opportunity to go down this route.

repeal the law that demands collective worship in schools

Rrepeal of the legislation requiring acts of worship in schools, and changes in legislation to give schools much more flexibility about how they conduct assemblies, with schools offering space for optional worship for those who want it.

Why is this idea important?

Rrepeal of the legislation requiring acts of worship in schools, and changes in legislation to give schools much more flexibility about how they conduct assemblies, with schools offering space for optional worship for those who want it.

Allow the right to live on one’s own land

Planning law makes it difficult for individuals to live in a modest way on thier own agricultural land. While planners should protect the countryside from overdevelopment, current planning law and practice presents a major obstacle to individuals who wish to cultivate the land and achieve a measure of self-sufficiency.

Everyone should have the right on live on the land they farm, and to do so is a basic civil liberty. Ludicrous planning laws conspire to make living on the land either expensive or difficult to achieve – or both.

Provision should be made for smallholders and farmers to live on the land. This need not be incompatible with preventing the countryside filling-up with houses. Dwellings could be modest or temporary in nature. The right to establsh them for genuine agricultural need is not fully supported by the planning system in England and Wales.

Why is this idea important?

Planning law makes it difficult for individuals to live in a modest way on thier own agricultural land. While planners should protect the countryside from overdevelopment, current planning law and practice presents a major obstacle to individuals who wish to cultivate the land and achieve a measure of self-sufficiency.

Everyone should have the right on live on the land they farm, and to do so is a basic civil liberty. Ludicrous planning laws conspire to make living on the land either expensive or difficult to achieve – or both.

Provision should be made for smallholders and farmers to live on the land. This need not be incompatible with preventing the countryside filling-up with houses. Dwellings could be modest or temporary in nature. The right to establsh them for genuine agricultural need is not fully supported by the planning system in England and Wales.

Remove “faith schools” from our education system

Faith schools should not be funded by the taxpayer.  State and privately funded institutions should be governed by the same educational standards and not able to 'opt out' when it suits them.  The teaching of RE in any school should not be allowed to be used as a platform for religious proselytising by groups with very specific agendas.  Treat RE as a subject like any other with the same standards and subjected to the same rigorous and regular inspections.  

 

Why is this idea important?

Faith schools should not be funded by the taxpayer.  State and privately funded institutions should be governed by the same educational standards and not able to 'opt out' when it suits them.  The teaching of RE in any school should not be allowed to be used as a platform for religious proselytising by groups with very specific agendas.  Treat RE as a subject like any other with the same standards and subjected to the same rigorous and regular inspections.  

 

The 3 Exam Boards In England Should Merge

Merge the current exam boards Edexcel, AQA and OCR. Or alternatively give the contract to just one of them.

When a school is selecting which exam board to enter it pupils on to, it rationally selects the exam board with the reputation for asking the easiest (and most consistent) questions.

You cannot blame schools and teachers for acting in this manner, especially in a time when league tables hold such sway in the minds of parents, governors and media.

Exam boards currently have an equally rational desire to provide as many exam papers to as many schools as possible. You therefore have this 'race to the bottom' in terms of difficulty in exam papers.   

The only solution is to have 1 exam board, independent of central government, which will write the papers for all GCSE and A level students in the country.

Why is this idea important?

Merge the current exam boards Edexcel, AQA and OCR. Or alternatively give the contract to just one of them.

When a school is selecting which exam board to enter it pupils on to, it rationally selects the exam board with the reputation for asking the easiest (and most consistent) questions.

You cannot blame schools and teachers for acting in this manner, especially in a time when league tables hold such sway in the minds of parents, governors and media.

Exam boards currently have an equally rational desire to provide as many exam papers to as many schools as possible. You therefore have this 'race to the bottom' in terms of difficulty in exam papers.   

The only solution is to have 1 exam board, independent of central government, which will write the papers for all GCSE and A level students in the country.

Young drivers with modified cars driving dangerously

Like many people, i am tired of young drivers turning my local roads into a race track every night, taring around in their modified ford fiesta's, and driving behind me agreessively when i obey the speed limits. When i have reported individuals to the police no action has been taken.

 

Whilst i am doing my best to price these children off the roads entirely, as i work in the insurance industry, why can't these modifications be restricted to prevent cars being turned into status symbols, especially by the underclass from the local council estate.

 

How is it that these people can afford to buy and run a car, and make expensive modifications to it, whilst their only income is from state benefit?

Why is this idea important?

Like many people, i am tired of young drivers turning my local roads into a race track every night, taring around in their modified ford fiesta's, and driving behind me agreessively when i obey the speed limits. When i have reported individuals to the police no action has been taken.

 

Whilst i am doing my best to price these children off the roads entirely, as i work in the insurance industry, why can't these modifications be restricted to prevent cars being turned into status symbols, especially by the underclass from the local council estate.

 

How is it that these people can afford to buy and run a car, and make expensive modifications to it, whilst their only income is from state benefit?

remove daily collective worship from non-faith schools

I think daily collective worship in non-faith schools leaves young people without access to their right to freedom of believe as its usually christian worship (what about the other religions).  I am an atheist and believe this is indrocination of my children. Also how come they know nothing of evolution yet when its scientific fact,

Why is this idea important?

I think daily collective worship in non-faith schools leaves young people without access to their right to freedom of believe as its usually christian worship (what about the other religions).  I am an atheist and believe this is indrocination of my children. Also how come they know nothing of evolution yet when its scientific fact,

Peak Hours Congestion

HGVs (all including foreign) should have to buy a special day permit to allow them to drive on any road during peak traffic hours, e.g. 7.00am to 9.30am and 4.30pm to 7.00pm. The tarrif should be quite high to e.g. £50 in order to dissuade usage. Fines for non-payment should be of the order of £500 and the owner of the HGV should be liable. The same type of cameras used to manage the congestion charge shoudl be employed to enforce as should current speed cameras. HGVs should not be allowed to leave the country until such time as all outstanding fines are paid.

Why is this idea important?

HGVs (all including foreign) should have to buy a special day permit to allow them to drive on any road during peak traffic hours, e.g. 7.00am to 9.30am and 4.30pm to 7.00pm. The tarrif should be quite high to e.g. £50 in order to dissuade usage. Fines for non-payment should be of the order of £500 and the owner of the HGV should be liable. The same type of cameras used to manage the congestion charge shoudl be employed to enforce as should current speed cameras. HGVs should not be allowed to leave the country until such time as all outstanding fines are paid.

Scrap National Curriculum, shrink Ofsted, create stable standards

The National Curriculum has been disastrous for primary education and should go.

Ofsted has driven  more teachers insane than even the worst pupils from hell. It should be shrunk to the size needed to turn the screws on the worst state schools (worst defined by examination results, more later), and leave the rest of the schools to take care of themselves.

Desperately needed is an independent body that will establish stable educational standards, from 10-year-olds to A-levels.

Why is this idea important?

The National Curriculum has been disastrous for primary education and should go.

Ofsted has driven  more teachers insane than even the worst pupils from hell. It should be shrunk to the size needed to turn the screws on the worst state schools (worst defined by examination results, more later), and leave the rest of the schools to take care of themselves.

Desperately needed is an independent body that will establish stable educational standards, from 10-year-olds to A-levels.

Improving UK driving standards

I would like to see a longer, log book style route to becoming a qualified driver.  Our test at the moment, teaches new drivers to drive in town centres and nothing else.  I find it amazing that, in theory and often in practise, a new driver can hit the roads with no experience of dual carrigeway, motorway, nighttime, or adverse weather driving.

I would like to see a log book of competencies, ticked off by a qualified driving instructor, that demonstrates learner drivers have reached an acceptable standard in all aspects of driving.

I would also not rule out fully qualified drivers having to demonstrate that they are competent in all these areas of driving, I'm not just picking on new drivers

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see a longer, log book style route to becoming a qualified driver.  Our test at the moment, teaches new drivers to drive in town centres and nothing else.  I find it amazing that, in theory and often in practise, a new driver can hit the roads with no experience of dual carrigeway, motorway, nighttime, or adverse weather driving.

I would like to see a log book of competencies, ticked off by a qualified driving instructor, that demonstrates learner drivers have reached an acceptable standard in all aspects of driving.

I would also not rule out fully qualified drivers having to demonstrate that they are competent in all these areas of driving, I'm not just picking on new drivers