Land cut of by roads to small to farm

Land that has been cut by pass’s and other roads and then to small to farm should be made available for Eco living and perhaps for locals at affordable prices this could be done all most straight away instead of letting the land go to waste. Let’s make land work

Why is this idea important?

Land that has been cut by pass’s and other roads and then to small to farm should be made available for Eco living and perhaps for locals at affordable prices this could be done all most straight away instead of letting the land go to waste. Let’s make land work

Reduction and Simplification of the welfare bill by granting certain rights to Veterans

This information deals with another matter that if implemented would go some way towards helping veterans of all ages but in particular those of the Pre-1975 era, and as a by product go some way towards simplifying and therefore reducing the overall welfare ‘bill’

I am a member of a group of Veterans group from all Three services that are concerned with Veterans pensions, in particular the Pre-1975 era. And as a group we are considering raising a petition as a step towards having the matter discussed at government level.

This document is not meant to supersede or replace any petition / document being produced by any group that is currently in the process of getting support.

INFORMATION TO SUPPORT THE GRANTING CERTAIN ‘RIGHTS’ TO VETERANS OF ALL AGE’s AND LENGTH OF SERVICE. (In Brief)
1.
At this time if you left military service after 1975 and served for a minimum of 5 years you were eligible for a military pension, this later changed to 2 years, but was not applied retrospectively there are certain age limits, there are several official documents covering this subject.

2.
If you left military service before 1975 you do not get a military pension unless you served for 22 years (for other ranks)and 18 years for officers. Many of those who were serving before 1975 may have served, for example up to 20 years of a 22 year term
before being made redundant under a defence cuts and so did not qualify for a pension.

3.
Many of these ex-servicemen and women were unable to ‘sign on’ to complete the required time period of 22 years for a variety of reasons,
defence cut backs, specialty no longer required, too senior, etc..It should be noted that all defence cuts etc. were published in the national press and considered to be in the public domain, however a large number of service personnel were unaware of this for a variety of reasons such as being on overseas duty.

4.
Many of these ex-servicemen and women are what are now called ‘Cold War Warriors’ having served in Korea, Malay, Kenya, Cyprus, Aden,
Malaysia, Northern Ireland and many other of the conflicts that the United Kingdom was involved in during period from 1946 to late 1970’s.

5.
Many of these ex-servicemen and women are ‘walking wounded’ and are supported by organisations such as COMBAT STRESS, SOLDIERS OFF THE STREETS, and SSAFA to mention a few.To many of these ex-servicemen and women the cost of medication (Prescriptions)and housing is a large expense and in some cases puts them on the streets, the idea of granting certain rights similar to Pension credits to Veterans would go some way to easing this. They do NOT SHOW UP IN OFFICIAL figures as they are dealt with by charities

6.
Pension Credits, if you qualify, it is a means tested benefit , it entitles you to FREE MEDICAL (Prescriptions) FREE DENTAL CARE, FREE
LEGAL COSTS and other benefits such as HOUSING SUPPORT. Granting of similar benefits as A RIGHT to a member of the armed forces ON DISCHARGE would go a long way to reducing the number that become reliant on the state and charities, it would also ease their transition to civilian life.Further granting the automatic right to a monetary sum similar to that given as ‘Pension Credits’as a top to the National minimum for survival’ as laid down by the Government would reduce the numbers claiming various benefits, this could be implemented at Military retirement age or 60 years which ever is earlier. It could be granted when proof of military service is proved.

7.
If you are an LEGAL immigrant to this country and you reach the age of 60 you are automatically are eligible to receive Pension Credits, and if you qualify, ( it is means tested ), it entitles you to FREE MEDICAL (Prescriptions) FREE DENTAL CARE, FREE LEGAL COSTS and other benefits such as HOUSING SUPPORT.
The government states that you must have a minimum income every week, this is currently running at around £230.00 per week, so if you are
a ex serviceman surviving on a state pension of between £100 to £200 a week you must apply for Pension credits, it is means tested and not always granted.

8.
This seems to be an injustice where a person who served his / her country must apply for what should be theirs by right, it is proposed that a petition be raised to make it a right that all ex-servicemen / women who qualify be given the same rights as those who get Pension credits.

9.
A House of commons briefing document ( No. SN1151 dated 14.05.14 ) Produced for the business and transport section stated that, QUOTE
“Successive governments have argued that discretionary changes to improve the benefits from public service pension schemes should be
implemented from a current date for future service only. Improvements are not applied retrospectively, as to do otherwise would “make any worthwhile improvements unaffordable.” (Perhaps an unfortunate choice of words).
This implies that giving pensions to ex -military personnel who served prior to 1975 would be unaffordable. It should be noted that it was not considered unaffordable when they were asked to put themselves in harms way when serving.

10.
The scheme roughly outline above would almost certainly not be UNAFFORDABLE as most are probably in receipt of some form of benefit and this would replace any benefit if correctly implemented say via the new Universal credit.Additionally it would be seen by most as an earned right and not charity, making it a right and not means tested would go some way to helping those who are currently ‘disabled’ and unable to adjust to Civilian life. It would also go some way to addressing the ‘Duty of Care’ the military has to it’s former employees.
To address the idea of it being unaffordable it should be noted that due age this will be a declining expense. But the purchase of ‘DUCK PONDS’ is an increasing one.

11.
Further this should be seen as a first step to a study into the provision of a pro-rata pension to the same conditions as those serving after 1975.
Any such study should involve Veterans and Veteran’s organisations, as to being an UNAFFORDABLE expense, due the age of most of the veterans concerned it would be a decreasing expense.

Why is this idea important?

This information deals with another matter that if implemented would go some way towards helping veterans of all ages but in particular those of the Pre-1975 era, and as a by product go some way towards simplifying and therefore reducing the overall welfare ‘bill’

I am a member of a group of Veterans group from all Three services that are concerned with Veterans pensions, in particular the Pre-1975 era. And as a group we are considering raising a petition as a step towards having the matter discussed at government level.

This document is not meant to supersede or replace any petition / document being produced by any group that is currently in the process of getting support.

INFORMATION TO SUPPORT THE GRANTING CERTAIN ‘RIGHTS’ TO VETERANS OF ALL AGE’s AND LENGTH OF SERVICE. (In Brief)
1.
At this time if you left military service after 1975 and served for a minimum of 5 years you were eligible for a military pension, this later changed to 2 years, but was not applied retrospectively there are certain age limits, there are several official documents covering this subject.

2.
If you left military service before 1975 you do not get a military pension unless you served for 22 years (for other ranks)and 18 years for officers. Many of those who were serving before 1975 may have served, for example up to 20 years of a 22 year term
before being made redundant under a defence cuts and so did not qualify for a pension.

3.
Many of these ex-servicemen and women were unable to ‘sign on’ to complete the required time period of 22 years for a variety of reasons,
defence cut backs, specialty no longer required, too senior, etc..It should be noted that all defence cuts etc. were published in the national press and considered to be in the public domain, however a large number of service personnel were unaware of this for a variety of reasons such as being on overseas duty.

4.
Many of these ex-servicemen and women are what are now called ‘Cold War Warriors’ having served in Korea, Malay, Kenya, Cyprus, Aden,
Malaysia, Northern Ireland and many other of the conflicts that the United Kingdom was involved in during period from 1946 to late 1970’s.

5.
Many of these ex-servicemen and women are ‘walking wounded’ and are supported by organisations such as COMBAT STRESS, SOLDIERS OFF THE STREETS, and SSAFA to mention a few.To many of these ex-servicemen and women the cost of medication (Prescriptions)and housing is a large expense and in some cases puts them on the streets, the idea of granting certain rights similar to Pension credits to Veterans would go some way to easing this. They do NOT SHOW UP IN OFFICIAL figures as they are dealt with by charities

6.
Pension Credits, if you qualify, it is a means tested benefit , it entitles you to FREE MEDICAL (Prescriptions) FREE DENTAL CARE, FREE
LEGAL COSTS and other benefits such as HOUSING SUPPORT. Granting of similar benefits as A RIGHT to a member of the armed forces ON DISCHARGE would go a long way to reducing the number that become reliant on the state and charities, it would also ease their transition to civilian life.Further granting the automatic right to a monetary sum similar to that given as ‘Pension Credits’as a top to the National minimum for survival’ as laid down by the Government would reduce the numbers claiming various benefits, this could be implemented at Military retirement age or 60 years which ever is earlier. It could be granted when proof of military service is proved.

7.
If you are an LEGAL immigrant to this country and you reach the age of 60 you are automatically are eligible to receive Pension Credits, and if you qualify, ( it is means tested ), it entitles you to FREE MEDICAL (Prescriptions) FREE DENTAL CARE, FREE LEGAL COSTS and other benefits such as HOUSING SUPPORT.
The government states that you must have a minimum income every week, this is currently running at around £230.00 per week, so if you are
a ex serviceman surviving on a state pension of between £100 to £200 a week you must apply for Pension credits, it is means tested and not always granted.

8.
This seems to be an injustice where a person who served his / her country must apply for what should be theirs by right, it is proposed that a petition be raised to make it a right that all ex-servicemen / women who qualify be given the same rights as those who get Pension credits.

9.
A House of commons briefing document ( No. SN1151 dated 14.05.14 ) Produced for the business and transport section stated that, QUOTE
“Successive governments have argued that discretionary changes to improve the benefits from public service pension schemes should be
implemented from a current date for future service only. Improvements are not applied retrospectively, as to do otherwise would “make any worthwhile improvements unaffordable.” (Perhaps an unfortunate choice of words).
This implies that giving pensions to ex -military personnel who served prior to 1975 would be unaffordable. It should be noted that it was not considered unaffordable when they were asked to put themselves in harms way when serving.

10.
The scheme roughly outline above would almost certainly not be UNAFFORDABLE as most are probably in receipt of some form of benefit and this would replace any benefit if correctly implemented say via the new Universal credit.Additionally it would be seen by most as an earned right and not charity, making it a right and not means tested would go some way to helping those who are currently ‘disabled’ and unable to adjust to Civilian life. It would also go some way to addressing the ‘Duty of Care’ the military has to it’s former employees.
To address the idea of it being unaffordable it should be noted that due age this will be a declining expense. But the purchase of ‘DUCK PONDS’ is an increasing one.

11.
Further this should be seen as a first step to a study into the provision of a pro-rata pension to the same conditions as those serving after 1975.
Any such study should involve Veterans and Veteran’s organisations, as to being an UNAFFORDABLE expense, due the age of most of the veterans concerned it would be a decreasing expense.

Silly Restrictions on buying Lemsip Max from Chemists in Atherstone. UK

Today the 9th June 2015 I tried to purchase three boxes times ten of Lemsip Max cold and flu treatment from two chemists in Atherstone. one would only let me have two and another chemist said that he he could let me buy one at a time, that the chemist offering me two was breaking the law.

I take quite a large number of prescription tablets of varying types during the course of the week which also consists of a box of a hundred a time paracetamol, which I take only when in severe pain.

I would have to be pretty stupid to abuse myself by taking excessive amounts of Lemsips when I already have a hundred or more Paracetamol tablets to hand,
What is the purpose of these stupid laws, and what moron passed them?

If this is law then it is very easy to exploit it by going to various shops or chemists and buying the max amount that they will sell you, so what is the purpose of this law, it serves no purpose what so ever.

Why is this idea important?

Today the 9th June 2015 I tried to purchase three boxes times ten of Lemsip Max cold and flu treatment from two chemists in Atherstone. one would only let me have two and another chemist said that he he could let me buy one at a time, that the chemist offering me two was breaking the law.

I take quite a large number of prescription tablets of varying types during the course of the week which also consists of a box of a hundred a time paracetamol, which I take only when in severe pain.

I would have to be pretty stupid to abuse myself by taking excessive amounts of Lemsips when I already have a hundred or more Paracetamol tablets to hand,
What is the purpose of these stupid laws, and what moron passed them?

If this is law then it is very easy to exploit it by going to various shops or chemists and buying the max amount that they will sell you, so what is the purpose of this law, it serves no purpose what so ever.

Speeding fines/points

At the moment, if you get caught speeding you get points and a fine.

They should make the fines cost more. and not give points for speeding.

points should be used for other related issues.

Why is this idea important?

At the moment, if you get caught speeding you get points and a fine.

They should make the fines cost more. and not give points for speeding.

points should be used for other related issues.

Police Cautions Must Be Removed

Dear All I was given a police caution for a very minor event which I cannot go into details for legal reasons. This has dramatically changed my life because although I have numerous degrees behind me it was all for nothing because it seems as if no one is interested in employing me. I am currently being treated by psychologists for depression and trauma.
However, there are many of us who were given or accepted a police caution for numerous reasons. This includes signing the form under pressure by a police officer, being given the wrong information such as the caution would be removed within a period of time (mainly 5years), or for fear of being kept in a cell for over a night. Whatever the reason may be, I am of the opinion that those who have received a police caution particular for minor offences should not be punished for the rest of their life. Though the police have the power to caution individuals, they are not judges and it is not certain that if you have gone ahead with court proceedings you would be convicted. I am sure that many of us now wished that we went ahead with court proceedings because in my case I was advised that CPS would not accept my case but now is too late. A CAUTION IS AS GOOD AS A CONVICTION. My only problem is I cannot live under this oppression of being labelled a criminal by employers and other members
of the public. I much prefer to get a prison life sentence than to live in this society being turned down jobs after jobs and having only one option of depending in benefits. As you may be aware the Protection of Freedoms Bill 2011-2012 maintains that adults with cautions will have their records kept indefinitely which is disproportionate. Therefore, I am asking those who have not got a chance to come before a judge to sign a caution Epetition at HM Government. Website is: Epetitions.direct.uk/petitions. 100.000 signatures are required for the government to consider the discussion in the parliament. Let us do something or lets us live in rejection, discrimination, and in misery for the rest of our lives for a minor mistake or choice that we have taken. Thanks

Why is this idea important?

Dear All I was given a police caution for a very minor event which I cannot go into details for legal reasons. This has dramatically changed my life because although I have numerous degrees behind me it was all for nothing because it seems as if no one is interested in employing me. I am currently being treated by psychologists for depression and trauma.
However, there are many of us who were given or accepted a police caution for numerous reasons. This includes signing the form under pressure by a police officer, being given the wrong information such as the caution would be removed within a period of time (mainly 5years), or for fear of being kept in a cell for over a night. Whatever the reason may be, I am of the opinion that those who have received a police caution particular for minor offences should not be punished for the rest of their life. Though the police have the power to caution individuals, they are not judges and it is not certain that if you have gone ahead with court proceedings you would be convicted. I am sure that many of us now wished that we went ahead with court proceedings because in my case I was advised that CPS would not accept my case but now is too late. A CAUTION IS AS GOOD AS A CONVICTION. My only problem is I cannot live under this oppression of being labelled a criminal by employers and other members
of the public. I much prefer to get a prison life sentence than to live in this society being turned down jobs after jobs and having only one option of depending in benefits. As you may be aware the Protection of Freedoms Bill 2011-2012 maintains that adults with cautions will have their records kept indefinitely which is disproportionate. Therefore, I am asking those who have not got a chance to come before a judge to sign a caution Epetition at HM Government. Website is: Epetitions.direct.uk/petitions. 100.000 signatures are required for the government to consider the discussion in the parliament. Let us do something or lets us live in rejection, discrimination, and in misery for the rest of our lives for a minor mistake or choice that we have taken. Thanks

Change stamp duty

Stamp duty should be paid on the difference between house prices when moving home not the total price of the new purchase.

Essentially I feel that the stamp duty system discourages economic mobility.

The desire to move to the right area is reduced by the burden of stamp duty.

For example if I got a new job in Sheffield and wished to move from Manchester the stamp duty would be applied even if my current house is exchanged for another house of equal value. Many houses are valued at over 250,000 and as such the cost would be £7500 at 3%.

That is a huge financial burden for a move that had no real improvement in property value.

In summary I feel stamp duty should be applied on the net difference in property prices. It should remain on all first properties and second homes.

Why is this idea important?

Stamp duty should be paid on the difference between house prices when moving home not the total price of the new purchase.

Essentially I feel that the stamp duty system discourages economic mobility.

The desire to move to the right area is reduced by the burden of stamp duty.

For example if I got a new job in Sheffield and wished to move from Manchester the stamp duty would be applied even if my current house is exchanged for another house of equal value. Many houses are valued at over 250,000 and as such the cost would be £7500 at 3%.

That is a huge financial burden for a move that had no real improvement in property value.

In summary I feel stamp duty should be applied on the net difference in property prices. It should remain on all first properties and second homes.

Increased granularity of driving offence points system

The current system of 12 points and 3 point offences is overly harsh, and therefore discourages minor driving infractions from being penalised.
Increasing the number of points a driver holds (e.g. to 100) would allow a much greater scaling of penal-points to be defined, e.g. 25 for speeding (as per current), 3 for ‘sitting in the middle lane’

This would allow the penalisation to fit the level of offence and therefore be more likely to be applied, resulting in a general improvement in driving standards.

Why is this idea important?

The current system of 12 points and 3 point offences is overly harsh, and therefore discourages minor driving infractions from being penalised.
Increasing the number of points a driver holds (e.g. to 100) would allow a much greater scaling of penal-points to be defined, e.g. 25 for speeding (as per current), 3 for ‘sitting in the middle lane’

This would allow the penalisation to fit the level of offence and therefore be more likely to be applied, resulting in a general improvement in driving standards.

GMT & BST

I feel the move from BST, to GMT, in late October is well timed but I feel the move from GMT, back to BST, could come in early March, rather than at the end of it. The worst of the cold weather (If not wet weather!!!) is usually over by March and so an extra hour of daylight, at the end of the day, is more is than one in the morning. Relative to the equinox, the move to BST, at the end of March, equates to putting the clocks back in mid September, which would be absurd.

Why is this idea important?

I feel the move from BST, to GMT, in late October is well timed but I feel the move from GMT, back to BST, could come in early March, rather than at the end of it. The worst of the cold weather (If not wet weather!!!) is usually over by March and so an extra hour of daylight, at the end of the day, is more is than one in the morning. Relative to the equinox, the move to BST, at the end of March, equates to putting the clocks back in mid September, which would be absurd.

Nationalised childcare to get more people working/decrease gender pay gap

Nationalise childcare so that single parents can get off Income Support/JSA and into work. In 2004 the UK came 20th in nationalised childcare out of 23 European countries studied, trailing Turkey and Greece. Right now we have a lot LESS nationalised/subsidised childcare places than we did in WW2!

Why is this idea important?

Nationalise childcare so that single parents can get off Income Support/JSA and into work. In 2004 the UK came 20th in nationalised childcare out of 23 European countries studied, trailing Turkey and Greece. Right now we have a lot LESS nationalised/subsidised childcare places than we did in WW2!

Freezing Pensioners

Allow pensioners to live at a temperature of above 39F in the winter. Why , If you have lived in a grade 2 listed building all your married life, should you be forced to live in freezing temperatures in your old age ?

I will be 72 years of age in December .For the last 2 years at least, me and my companion, have been forced to sit in one room, when we could not get the temperature above 39 F in spite of spending £60 a week on solid fuel.My rates are £253 a month.

I would be better off living in a shed with a parrafin heater, than trying to live in, and maintain this listed building, which I love, but the powers that be, force me to live in a freezing environment, because it suits them

Why is this idea important?

Allow pensioners to live at a temperature of above 39F in the winter. Why , If you have lived in a grade 2 listed building all your married life, should you be forced to live in freezing temperatures in your old age ?

I will be 72 years of age in December .For the last 2 years at least, me and my companion, have been forced to sit in one room, when we could not get the temperature above 39 F in spite of spending £60 a week on solid fuel.My rates are £253 a month.

I would be better off living in a shed with a parrafin heater, than trying to live in, and maintain this listed building, which I love, but the powers that be, force me to live in a freezing environment, because it suits them

Modified ‘Loud’ Car exhusts

I believe there should be more restrictions and laws governing the use of modified car exhausts. We have many, many, laws governing noise nuisance by neighbour’s… sterio’s etc but we are now bombarded by loud car exhausts. They are attracting more and more attention now and the police are picking up on it too now. I believe the decibel rating is 82db but I don’t know if that is idling or running. The police are now stopping and checking the decibel rating and I would like this rolled out on a country wide scale.

I cannot understand the ethos behind these exhausts other than to attract attention to the driver of these vehicles. But those of us whom do enjoy our cars and our sleep of a night are annoyed by these ‘boy-racers’ whom create this anti-social noise. No one has come up with a suitable explanation as to why have them in the first place?? On a race track it’s fine but not on public roads. There should be legislation and a ban on them.

Why is this idea important?

I believe there should be more restrictions and laws governing the use of modified car exhausts. We have many, many, laws governing noise nuisance by neighbour’s… sterio’s etc but we are now bombarded by loud car exhausts. They are attracting more and more attention now and the police are picking up on it too now. I believe the decibel rating is 82db but I don’t know if that is idling or running. The police are now stopping and checking the decibel rating and I would like this rolled out on a country wide scale.

I cannot understand the ethos behind these exhausts other than to attract attention to the driver of these vehicles. But those of us whom do enjoy our cars and our sleep of a night are annoyed by these ‘boy-racers’ whom create this anti-social noise. No one has come up with a suitable explanation as to why have them in the first place?? On a race track it’s fine but not on public roads. There should be legislation and a ban on them.

Tripartite school system,ban politics from education.

It is vital to restore an honest and high standard educational system;Present levels of aspiration are deplorable and offend hte civil rights of every child in the public sector.selective schools for academic children ,technical(practiacal skills-based schools), properly equipped(old secondary moderns were not) with apprenticeships to follow,business-orientated schools.Appropriate worthwhile qualifications as valued by employers.Education policy has not been thought through for decades and is now chaotic and most foreigners receive a far better education. Parents should insist on these rights.

Why is this idea important?

It is vital to restore an honest and high standard educational system;Present levels of aspiration are deplorable and offend hte civil rights of every child in the public sector.selective schools for academic children ,technical(practiacal skills-based schools), properly equipped(old secondary moderns were not) with apprenticeships to follow,business-orientated schools.Appropriate worthwhile qualifications as valued by employers.Education policy has not been thought through for decades and is now chaotic and most foreigners receive a far better education. Parents should insist on these rights.

Replace Leasehold with Commonhold!

Leasehold is an 800 year old Feudal system which strangely only exists in England and Wales — Scotland and Ireland have got rid of
Leasehold many years ago and replaced it with an equal Commonhold system.

Leaseholders are classed as Vassal,inferiors,surfs etc etc.

Freeholders and Managing agents are classed as Superiors.

All Leaseholders are able to do is to go to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal– However as in Trafalgar Court Mundesley this
has been going on for eleven years and the building still remains in ruin. The Freeholder there is Mr Ravinder Sharma (London Land Securities, who constantly sends out service charges to Leaseholders that make no sense at all, plus he placed many drink
and drug addicts in the building, who threatened Leaseholders,
Mr Sharma then offered Leaseholders £2,500 for the their flats that hey had paid £40,000 pounds plus for!

He also sold 13 flats to unknown names for £1 each which sill remained registered at his home address.

Unfortunately there is no law in England and Wales to stop this ripoff.

The Rowner Regeneration again brought about by Leaseholders being exploited for many years.
Seven years of going to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal again was unable to stop the rot.

Why is this idea important?

Leasehold is an 800 year old Feudal system which strangely only exists in England and Wales — Scotland and Ireland have got rid of
Leasehold many years ago and replaced it with an equal Commonhold system.

Leaseholders are classed as Vassal,inferiors,surfs etc etc.

Freeholders and Managing agents are classed as Superiors.

All Leaseholders are able to do is to go to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal– However as in Trafalgar Court Mundesley this
has been going on for eleven years and the building still remains in ruin. The Freeholder there is Mr Ravinder Sharma (London Land Securities, who constantly sends out service charges to Leaseholders that make no sense at all, plus he placed many drink
and drug addicts in the building, who threatened Leaseholders,
Mr Sharma then offered Leaseholders £2,500 for the their flats that hey had paid £40,000 pounds plus for!

He also sold 13 flats to unknown names for £1 each which sill remained registered at his home address.

Unfortunately there is no law in England and Wales to stop this ripoff.

The Rowner Regeneration again brought about by Leaseholders being exploited for many years.
Seven years of going to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal again was unable to stop the rot.

Free Speech – Review Section 4a and 5 of the Public Order Act

The European Commissioner for Human Rights said that Liam Stacey’s sentence under 4a of the Public Order Act was “wrong”.

If a judge has the power to send someone to prison for a minor speech offence under this Act, then there is something very wrong with the Public Order Act.

I think the government should urgently review these laws.

Why is this idea important?

The European Commissioner for Human Rights said that Liam Stacey’s sentence under 4a of the Public Order Act was “wrong”.

If a judge has the power to send someone to prison for a minor speech offence under this Act, then there is something very wrong with the Public Order Act.

I think the government should urgently review these laws.

Let the public know more about the inner workings of Housing Associations

The current legislation of Housing Associations isnt possible to be viewed or discussed openly. There are huge issues surrounding selling off housing stock and also problems with management. Complaints procedures internally are often unfairly weighted in favour of the housing association. The best way to go forward would be to be more helpful about complaints and stop the denial. Also stop selling housing stock next to private properties, since the two don’t mix.

Why is this idea important?

The current legislation of Housing Associations isnt possible to be viewed or discussed openly. There are huge issues surrounding selling off housing stock and also problems with management. Complaints procedures internally are often unfairly weighted in favour of the housing association. The best way to go forward would be to be more helpful about complaints and stop the denial. Also stop selling housing stock next to private properties, since the two don’t mix.

Absent foreign parent who doesnt pay maintenance or comply with UK regs should not have UK Passport renewed

When a British subject marries a foreign national, if the marriage fails then the contributing parent should comply or lose the right to a British passport. No responsibilies – no rights.

Why is this idea important?

When a British subject marries a foreign national, if the marriage fails then the contributing parent should comply or lose the right to a British passport. No responsibilies – no rights.

The Legalisation Of Ecstasy

I think ecstasy should be legalised, this isn’t just me saying “Oh yea this drug is cool! Lets ask people to get it legalised!”

Im making an extremely valid point when saying the legalisation of safe drugs (Drugs that have not shown any worse side effects than ones that are already mainstream and legal, after many many years of use)could actually make the public safer than stereotypically thought

Why is this idea important?

I think ecstasy should be legalised, this isn’t just me saying “Oh yea this drug is cool! Lets ask people to get it legalised!”

Im making an extremely valid point when saying the legalisation of safe drugs (Drugs that have not shown any worse side effects than ones that are already mainstream and legal, after many many years of use)could actually make the public safer than stereotypically thought

JSA and gaining employment

When those receiving JSA find a part time job their JSA is removed pond for pound save the first £5 earned. This is a serious disincentive for a person to take a part-time job for less than the JSA, for example accepting a job cleaning for 8 hour s week on min wage would earn that person around £50 however they will only see £5 of that increase because their JSA will be reduced by £45 effectively, they will be working for 50p an hour. No incentive at all!
So my idea is …..
To reduce JSA on a sliding percentage of the earnings.

Why is this idea important?

When those receiving JSA find a part time job their JSA is removed pond for pound save the first £5 earned. This is a serious disincentive for a person to take a part-time job for less than the JSA, for example accepting a job cleaning for 8 hour s week on min wage would earn that person around £50 however they will only see £5 of that increase because their JSA will be reduced by £45 effectively, they will be working for 50p an hour. No incentive at all!
So my idea is …..
To reduce JSA on a sliding percentage of the earnings.

The UK Democracy Trust

The idea is to set-up a giant trust called the UK Democracy Trust that is funded my philanthropists and any other UK or foreign individuals or companies.

The trust would then set-up a payout structure to all political parties, in order that taxpayers or party donators would no longer have to do so.

The structure could be say £15mln per election to each major political party, £5mln a year to medium size parties, and £1mln a year to fledgeling parties. A total payout of say £75-100 million if there are only 3 parties per size class.
(there would be fair eligibility requirements to be classes in a particular funding segment)

The funding would come out of the accrued earnings of the trust, which would have to be approximately £1-1.5bln in size.

Donors would be encourage to donate in support of a true democracy where political parties are not funded directly so as to reduce conflicts of interest, etc. etc. Hence the reason it would be called the Democracy Trust. As such large donors could be publicly recognised for their donations.

All donations would also be tax deductible, as the trust would be a registered charity.

Why is this idea important?

The idea is to set-up a giant trust called the UK Democracy Trust that is funded my philanthropists and any other UK or foreign individuals or companies.

The trust would then set-up a payout structure to all political parties, in order that taxpayers or party donators would no longer have to do so.

The structure could be say £15mln per election to each major political party, £5mln a year to medium size parties, and £1mln a year to fledgeling parties. A total payout of say £75-100 million if there are only 3 parties per size class.
(there would be fair eligibility requirements to be classes in a particular funding segment)

The funding would come out of the accrued earnings of the trust, which would have to be approximately £1-1.5bln in size.

Donors would be encourage to donate in support of a true democracy where political parties are not funded directly so as to reduce conflicts of interest, etc. etc. Hence the reason it would be called the Democracy Trust. As such large donors could be publicly recognised for their donations.

All donations would also be tax deductible, as the trust would be a registered charity.