Bring back the Death Sentence

In my opinion the death sentence should be brought back for premeditated murders, mass murderers, drug barons and peadophiles. There are many peadophiles who have ruined people's lives, not just the victims, but their families too.

Why is this idea important?

In my opinion the death sentence should be brought back for premeditated murders, mass murderers, drug barons and peadophiles. There are many peadophiles who have ruined people's lives, not just the victims, but their families too.

Retain FM radio

As part of the digital Britain report, it was proposed that national FM radio be switched off to free up bandwidth for DAB broadcasts. I believe that FM radio should be retained. I also believe that if we are to switch to a digital format, there are several formats which have considerable advantages over DAB.

I suggested to the last government that FM should be retained and DAB allowed to die. Their response was that DAB had to proceed since there were already a few million DAB sets in the UK. The fact that there are hundreds of millions of FM receivers in the UK seemed lost on them.

Why is this idea important?

As part of the digital Britain report, it was proposed that national FM radio be switched off to free up bandwidth for DAB broadcasts. I believe that FM radio should be retained. I also believe that if we are to switch to a digital format, there are several formats which have considerable advantages over DAB.

I suggested to the last government that FM should be retained and DAB allowed to die. Their response was that DAB had to proceed since there were already a few million DAB sets in the UK. The fact that there are hundreds of millions of FM receivers in the UK seemed lost on them.

Education for Police Officers

Police officers need basic English literacy and basic numeracy in order to be effective in their work.

It should be the case that he police force is an 'investors in people' organisation, that new officers do not get on the basic pay grade until they are qualified (literate and numerate), until which time, they should be obliged to take day release classes in English language reading, comprehension, and writing, alongside classes in basic mathematics. Probably someone else will add some form of training in reasoning and mediation.

During this time they would be paid a reduced wage. These are fundamental and basic skills that should equip every school leaver to be gainfully employed, but in the police they are essential skills for an officer to be fully productive no matter how well an officer can hold and use a riot shield, most officers need written English skills daily.

One could add that police officers passing basic spoken language skills in foreign languages – let the exam boards decide this – could receive a one-off bonus payment to aid in policing our many foreign visitors and immigrant communities. Such payments would be higher for unusual languages, such as Russian, less for langugages of nations who generally speak English, such as German or Swedish, and nominal (perhaps to certify the officers skill) for languages that officers already speak as their second language but which are nonetheless useful in their police work.

Why is this idea important?

Police officers need basic English literacy and basic numeracy in order to be effective in their work.

It should be the case that he police force is an 'investors in people' organisation, that new officers do not get on the basic pay grade until they are qualified (literate and numerate), until which time, they should be obliged to take day release classes in English language reading, comprehension, and writing, alongside classes in basic mathematics. Probably someone else will add some form of training in reasoning and mediation.

During this time they would be paid a reduced wage. These are fundamental and basic skills that should equip every school leaver to be gainfully employed, but in the police they are essential skills for an officer to be fully productive no matter how well an officer can hold and use a riot shield, most officers need written English skills daily.

One could add that police officers passing basic spoken language skills in foreign languages – let the exam boards decide this – could receive a one-off bonus payment to aid in policing our many foreign visitors and immigrant communities. Such payments would be higher for unusual languages, such as Russian, less for langugages of nations who generally speak English, such as German or Swedish, and nominal (perhaps to certify the officers skill) for languages that officers already speak as their second language but which are nonetheless useful in their police work.

Legalise sex with animals

I propose we decriminalize sex between two members of a different species.

Why should two beings involved in a loving bi-species relationship be punished? I am a zoophile and I feel that I am unfairly criminalize for my sexual persuasion. It is unjustifiable to prevent consensual sex between species.

Why is this idea important?

I propose we decriminalize sex between two members of a different species.

Why should two beings involved in a loving bi-species relationship be punished? I am a zoophile and I feel that I am unfairly criminalize for my sexual persuasion. It is unjustifiable to prevent consensual sex between species.

Allow dogging and outdoor sex

In this day and age there should be no laws preventing consenting adults to take part in sexual activity in outdoor places. I accept that there should be controls on where and when, but late at night in a secluded car park seems ok to me, quite fun I guess.

Why is this idea important?

In this day and age there should be no laws preventing consenting adults to take part in sexual activity in outdoor places. I accept that there should be controls on where and when, but late at night in a secluded car park seems ok to me, quite fun I guess.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

The MDA1971 denies citizens equal property rights for certain people who use certain drugs.

The aim of the MDA1971 is to ameliorate the harms of certain drugs on individuals and society. An impact assessment of this Act has never been carried out. The Act remains rooted in historical and cultural precedents which bear no resemblance to the scientific reality. No law should ever be based upon such precedents.

The Act has caused untold damage to millions of individual's lives, communities and society as a whole. It has criminalised millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens for choosing to use certain drugs in a peaceful manner.

Drug users are afforded property rights over alcohol, tobacco, tea and coffee; yet these very same rights are denied to users of other drugs, purely for historical and cultural reasons. The current situation is one where 'legal' implies that a drug is 'OK', but 'illegal' equates to 'not OK'; within the context of comparing cannabis with alcohol the implication is extremely damaging. It undermines any important public health messages that need to be made. The prohibition of certain drugs places a blanket of silence over them, preventing any meaningful discussion or debate about the health implications of using these drugs either alone or in combination with others.

It also dilutes the most important message of all: that we must distinguish between drug use and drug misuse.

Why is this idea important?

The MDA1971 denies citizens equal property rights for certain people who use certain drugs.

The aim of the MDA1971 is to ameliorate the harms of certain drugs on individuals and society. An impact assessment of this Act has never been carried out. The Act remains rooted in historical and cultural precedents which bear no resemblance to the scientific reality. No law should ever be based upon such precedents.

The Act has caused untold damage to millions of individual's lives, communities and society as a whole. It has criminalised millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens for choosing to use certain drugs in a peaceful manner.

Drug users are afforded property rights over alcohol, tobacco, tea and coffee; yet these very same rights are denied to users of other drugs, purely for historical and cultural reasons. The current situation is one where 'legal' implies that a drug is 'OK', but 'illegal' equates to 'not OK'; within the context of comparing cannabis with alcohol the implication is extremely damaging. It undermines any important public health messages that need to be made. The prohibition of certain drugs places a blanket of silence over them, preventing any meaningful discussion or debate about the health implications of using these drugs either alone or in combination with others.

It also dilutes the most important message of all: that we must distinguish between drug use and drug misuse.

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.

That the UK conforms to Article 9 of the ECHR and stops jailing people for their beliefs

Article 9 provides a right to freedom of thought,, conscience and religion. This includes the freedom to change a religion or belief.

Yet – here in the UK, people are still jailed for their beliefs.

Why is this idea important?

Article 9 provides a right to freedom of thought,, conscience and religion. This includes the freedom to change a religion or belief.

Yet – here in the UK, people are still jailed for their beliefs.

That people who wish to associate together should not be forbidden to do so.

It is one of our most basic freedoms that we can associate together in any way that we wish. If individuals wish to congregate together to discuss some imposition of the government, they can do so. But the government have made it illegal for people who enjoy tobacco to congregate, unless they comply with the government’s edict not to enjoy tobacco together, unless they are in a place which is not a place available to the general public.

 

But, it is of the greatest importance for us to understand that the government has NO authority whatsoever to decide in what circumstances citizens can congregate. The right to congregate is sacrosanct.

 

It follows therefore that the government have no right whatsoever to stop a publican providing facilities for people who enjoy tobacco to meet and talk and enjoy their tobacco. The health of the population as an amorphous mass is irrelevant.

Why is this idea important?

It is one of our most basic freedoms that we can associate together in any way that we wish. If individuals wish to congregate together to discuss some imposition of the government, they can do so. But the government have made it illegal for people who enjoy tobacco to congregate, unless they comply with the government’s edict not to enjoy tobacco together, unless they are in a place which is not a place available to the general public.

 

But, it is of the greatest importance for us to understand that the government has NO authority whatsoever to decide in what circumstances citizens can congregate. The right to congregate is sacrosanct.

 

It follows therefore that the government have no right whatsoever to stop a publican providing facilities for people who enjoy tobacco to meet and talk and enjoy their tobacco. The health of the population as an amorphous mass is irrelevant.

That unemployed people should be allowed to hunt rabbits and such.

Unemployed people are stuck. Their only income is that provided by the state, which is minuscule. Why should they not be able to hunt and fish?

Why is this idea important?

Unemployed people are stuck. Their only income is that provided by the state, which is minuscule. Why should they not be able to hunt and fish?

fathers

wish that I had a magic wand for you guys I know so many dads that are unable to have their children with them . through no fault of their own..just dont give up .some x wives are great mums  but can be vindictive and thats when the trouble start  when couples split up its painful and the children are then used as pawns . in some extreme  cases the mother has a good reason to banish the father .and the courts are right to support the wife if violence is present in the relationship  however some x wives  use the court just because their new partners dont agree with the father being  around .

Why is this idea important?

wish that I had a magic wand for you guys I know so many dads that are unable to have their children with them . through no fault of their own..just dont give up .some x wives are great mums  but can be vindictive and thats when the trouble start  when couples split up its painful and the children are then used as pawns . in some extreme  cases the mother has a good reason to banish the father .and the courts are right to support the wife if violence is present in the relationship  however some x wives  use the court just because their new partners dont agree with the father being  around .

Income Tax Threshold Levels

No one earning less than half the median wage should pay income tax.

Those earning between half the median and twice the median should pay standard rate tax.

Those earning twice the median and more should pay higher rate tax.

Why is this idea important?

No one earning less than half the median wage should pay income tax.

Those earning between half the median and twice the median should pay standard rate tax.

Those earning twice the median and more should pay higher rate tax.

DAB RADIO

WE MUST NOT GO DIGITAL FOR RADIO BROADCASTS. MORE EMISSIONS. MORE BATTERIES DITCHED AS DONT LAST LONG. IMY PARTNER MY SON AND I HAVE 3 RADIO ALARM CLOCKS .RADIO ON HIFI. RADIO IN KITCHEN, TWO CAR RADIOS,2 WIND UP RADIOS.2 MOBILE PHONES WITH RADIOS. NOT SURE HOW CAR RADIOS CAN BE CHANGED UNLESS OF COURSE I DITCH THE 2 CARS WE OWN. THEN DO I DITCH ALL MY RADIOS TO LANDFILL.I HAVE DAB ON MY SATALITE RECIEVER QUALITY NOT MUCH TO TALK ABOUT.

HOWEVER I CANNOT RECIEVE DIGITAL IN BRISTOL NTH WITHOUT AMPLIFICATION OF SIGNAL. ICANT SEE DIGITAL WORING IF YOUR ON THE MOVE AS THERE IS LIKELY TO BE LOADS OF DEAD SPOTS.

WE MUST KEEP FM ANALOUGE AND IF DAB COMES THEN RUN IT SIDE BY SIDE.

Why is this idea important?

WE MUST NOT GO DIGITAL FOR RADIO BROADCASTS. MORE EMISSIONS. MORE BATTERIES DITCHED AS DONT LAST LONG. IMY PARTNER MY SON AND I HAVE 3 RADIO ALARM CLOCKS .RADIO ON HIFI. RADIO IN KITCHEN, TWO CAR RADIOS,2 WIND UP RADIOS.2 MOBILE PHONES WITH RADIOS. NOT SURE HOW CAR RADIOS CAN BE CHANGED UNLESS OF COURSE I DITCH THE 2 CARS WE OWN. THEN DO I DITCH ALL MY RADIOS TO LANDFILL.I HAVE DAB ON MY SATALITE RECIEVER QUALITY NOT MUCH TO TALK ABOUT.

HOWEVER I CANNOT RECIEVE DIGITAL IN BRISTOL NTH WITHOUT AMPLIFICATION OF SIGNAL. ICANT SEE DIGITAL WORING IF YOUR ON THE MOVE AS THERE IS LIKELY TO BE LOADS OF DEAD SPOTS.

WE MUST KEEP FM ANALOUGE AND IF DAB COMES THEN RUN IT SIDE BY SIDE.

only fair if the business/activity is their first

stop the vastly unfair situation of somebody having ostop an activity, business or hobby they may have been doing for years, just because somebody new moves in next door and dislikes what the existing neighbours are doing

Why is this idea important?

stop the vastly unfair situation of somebody having ostop an activity, business or hobby they may have been doing for years, just because somebody new moves in next door and dislikes what the existing neighbours are doing

amend British Standards to standardise a miniature plug

The current standard 13 amp plug, introduced around 1959, has proved its worth. But households now utilise a plethora of small devices, mostly electronic, and the 13 A outlet and plug are absurdly clumsy for this purpose. I propose an amendment, that would extend to Building Regulations, to regularise a miniature fused plug with, say, a 1 amp fuse. 

Why is this idea important?

The current standard 13 amp plug, introduced around 1959, has proved its worth. But households now utilise a plethora of small devices, mostly electronic, and the 13 A outlet and plug are absurdly clumsy for this purpose. I propose an amendment, that would extend to Building Regulations, to regularise a miniature fused plug with, say, a 1 amp fuse. 

Civil Law of Property

With Local Authorities not taking into account at the planning application stage of restrictive covenants in property or land deeds, local communities are not benefiting from the restrictions put in place to there right to light and air in some cases. There right to free sun light and the wind to dry out the land to keep a balance in ground conditions.

 

To know that no building will take place on gardens and that a fence will be kept to the height and the type agreed by the parties benefiting from the covenant restriction put in place and agreed to at the point of purchase.

The Law of property have to comply with the Law as much as any citizen does, and this includes respecting their private law property right. Which under the present planning system the Local Authority do not look or take into consideration any restrictive covenants on land submitted for development? Is this how it has led to large numbers of people having to take out insurance policies just in case some heir appears and decides to enforce the covenant. Or the property owner of a semi- detached house having the party fence raised in height cutting out there sun light and the wind to there land being told this is permitted development by the Local Authority on a fence under covenant to maintain.

 

If the Local Authority is providing a service for the people and the local community why shouldn’t there private law property rights be taken into account when a planning application is made or a complaint is made. Why should it have to cost them to enforce it when to have one removed you make an application through the Lands Tribunal. It hasn’t got to cost for advised by their solicitor that it is hugely expensive needing a barrister costing £500 an hour.   

 

It affects lots of property owners, and the remedy is simple and if no action is taken now our grandchildren will face less free air and sun light, with these restrictions we have our own civil liberties as property owners, but when will they be respected by the Local Government and Central Government.

Why is this idea important?

With Local Authorities not taking into account at the planning application stage of restrictive covenants in property or land deeds, local communities are not benefiting from the restrictions put in place to there right to light and air in some cases. There right to free sun light and the wind to dry out the land to keep a balance in ground conditions.

 

To know that no building will take place on gardens and that a fence will be kept to the height and the type agreed by the parties benefiting from the covenant restriction put in place and agreed to at the point of purchase.

The Law of property have to comply with the Law as much as any citizen does, and this includes respecting their private law property right. Which under the present planning system the Local Authority do not look or take into consideration any restrictive covenants on land submitted for development? Is this how it has led to large numbers of people having to take out insurance policies just in case some heir appears and decides to enforce the covenant. Or the property owner of a semi- detached house having the party fence raised in height cutting out there sun light and the wind to there land being told this is permitted development by the Local Authority on a fence under covenant to maintain.

 

If the Local Authority is providing a service for the people and the local community why shouldn’t there private law property rights be taken into account when a planning application is made or a complaint is made. Why should it have to cost them to enforce it when to have one removed you make an application through the Lands Tribunal. It hasn’t got to cost for advised by their solicitor that it is hugely expensive needing a barrister costing £500 an hour.   

 

It affects lots of property owners, and the remedy is simple and if no action is taken now our grandchildren will face less free air and sun light, with these restrictions we have our own civil liberties as property owners, but when will they be respected by the Local Government and Central Government.

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?

Repeal of CPO & Pathfinder Housing Demolition powers

The last Government eroded protection for private householders from enforced eviction via Compulsory Purchase Order on their homes.

The new Homes and Communities Agency quango no longer has to show land is derelict and underused or prove CPO is essential for the public interest.

All the authority now has to say is they want the property for 'regeneration', allowing government agencies to assemble almost any home or land at will, with only token rights of appeal, undermining the sanctity of individual ownership our society is based on.

In recent years, some 95% of housing CPOs have been granted, with the system overwhelmingly skewed against individuals trying to fight demolition of their neighbourhoods.

The government should shift the balance of regeneration back in favour of local communities, allowing 3rd party rights of objection to applications not conforming with democratically produced local plans, and blocking area-wide housing CPO powers that have been abused to bully home owners without leading to any examples of successful regeneration.

CPO should only be used where an owner is blighting the area, e.g. by leaving a property derelict; OR where a plan of clearly wider interest like a new rail link or refurbishment programme necessitates it.

It should also only ever be used once independent arbitration over fair values has been unsuccessful.

Such a draconian power should not be on offer via back room deals with developers who really like the look of your house – this has encouraged public sector corruption.

 

Why is this idea important?

The last Government eroded protection for private householders from enforced eviction via Compulsory Purchase Order on their homes.

The new Homes and Communities Agency quango no longer has to show land is derelict and underused or prove CPO is essential for the public interest.

All the authority now has to say is they want the property for 'regeneration', allowing government agencies to assemble almost any home or land at will, with only token rights of appeal, undermining the sanctity of individual ownership our society is based on.

In recent years, some 95% of housing CPOs have been granted, with the system overwhelmingly skewed against individuals trying to fight demolition of their neighbourhoods.

The government should shift the balance of regeneration back in favour of local communities, allowing 3rd party rights of objection to applications not conforming with democratically produced local plans, and blocking area-wide housing CPO powers that have been abused to bully home owners without leading to any examples of successful regeneration.

CPO should only be used where an owner is blighting the area, e.g. by leaving a property derelict; OR where a plan of clearly wider interest like a new rail link or refurbishment programme necessitates it.

It should also only ever be used once independent arbitration over fair values has been unsuccessful.

Such a draconian power should not be on offer via back room deals with developers who really like the look of your house – this has encouraged public sector corruption.

 

immigration

I am very pleased that when reading the other comments I see that none of them can be classed as racist. only a genuin concern for the amount of people that have been allowed to settle here my own feelings are that if a person has left his or her family behind in a so called violent country they should be sent back .I believe that most immigrants  are men  why are they not in their own countrys trying to help make things better. any illegal person caught entering this country should lose the right to claim asylum and should be deported straight away. without the right to appeal I do believe that some of these people cross 3 4 5 countries to get here are we to believe that the other countries they pass through  will not help them .  stop giving our hard earned money to them in benifits hand out food tokens not cash .and just maybe the people that  work might feel less angry at how their money is used  we will always help protect the weaker countries if we can . but for now  until we can sort ourselves out  it must be that old saying  charity  begins at home even the people born and bred here are being refused help  so how can we keep taking  more and more  people in

Why is this idea important?

I am very pleased that when reading the other comments I see that none of them can be classed as racist. only a genuin concern for the amount of people that have been allowed to settle here my own feelings are that if a person has left his or her family behind in a so called violent country they should be sent back .I believe that most immigrants  are men  why are they not in their own countrys trying to help make things better. any illegal person caught entering this country should lose the right to claim asylum and should be deported straight away. without the right to appeal I do believe that some of these people cross 3 4 5 countries to get here are we to believe that the other countries they pass through  will not help them .  stop giving our hard earned money to them in benifits hand out food tokens not cash .and just maybe the people that  work might feel less angry at how their money is used  we will always help protect the weaker countries if we can . but for now  until we can sort ourselves out  it must be that old saying  charity  begins at home even the people born and bred here are being refused help  so how can we keep taking  more and more  people in

Combine Child Benefit and Family Tax Credit

Child Benefit (CB) is blunt and paid indiscrimiately to all families.  It is however cheap to administrate as a result.  Family Tax Credit (FTC) is targeted at poorest.  Of course, that makes it very expensive to administer. 

Combine to a single benefit targeted at the poorest – those below 1.5x average income through Tax Credit system.  Benefits scalled to benefit the lowest income families. 

Why is this idea important?

Child Benefit (CB) is blunt and paid indiscrimiately to all families.  It is however cheap to administrate as a result.  Family Tax Credit (FTC) is targeted at poorest.  Of course, that makes it very expensive to administer. 

Combine to a single benefit targeted at the poorest – those below 1.5x average income through Tax Credit system.  Benefits scalled to benefit the lowest income families. 

Scrap the Minimum Wage

I should not be banned from working just because I can't find anyone who will pay me £6/hour.

If I can find an employer willing to pay me £5 and I am willing to do the job then it is absolutely no business of the government's.

Why is this idea important?

I should not be banned from working just because I can't find anyone who will pay me £6/hour.

If I can find an employer willing to pay me £5 and I am willing to do the job then it is absolutely no business of the government's.

human rights

dear sir or madam, Could we please get rid of the human rights law it  was meant to work for the for the law abiding people not the criminals but it been used by the greedy lawyers to help them and the illegal people entering this country please get this stopped  as soon as possible.                          yours sincerely F.R.L England   

Why is this idea important?

dear sir or madam, Could we please get rid of the human rights law it  was meant to work for the for the law abiding people not the criminals but it been used by the greedy lawyers to help them and the illegal people entering this country please get this stopped  as soon as possible.                          yours sincerely F.R.L England   

Repeal laws that prevent members of the public from recording telephone calls and using the recordings as evidence.

Several posts on the site imply or claim that social workers and other officials misrepresent what has taken place during dealings with members of the public. When ringing many organisations we are told that our calls may be recorded.

Please repeal the laws that prevent members of the general public from recording telephone calls which they make or receive, and recording or filming interviews with Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, etc. with the intention of using such recordings in evidence if this becomes necessary.

We have probably all had experience of salespeople who miss-sell, miss-describe the product or the payment methods, etc. often by telephone. Please repeal the laws that prevent us from recording these calls and using them as evidence if necessary.
 

Why is this idea important?

Several posts on the site imply or claim that social workers and other officials misrepresent what has taken place during dealings with members of the public. When ringing many organisations we are told that our calls may be recorded.

Please repeal the laws that prevent members of the general public from recording telephone calls which they make or receive, and recording or filming interviews with Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, etc. with the intention of using such recordings in evidence if this becomes necessary.

We have probably all had experience of salespeople who miss-sell, miss-describe the product or the payment methods, etc. often by telephone. Please repeal the laws that prevent us from recording these calls and using them as evidence if necessary.