Not everybody is fit to have parental responsibility

To ammend the Children's Act so that all domestic violence, emotional as well as physical is recognised and that the perpetrators have only supervised contact with their children. 

Why is this idea important?

To ammend the Children's Act so that all domestic violence, emotional as well as physical is recognised and that the perpetrators have only supervised contact with their children. 

To amend the law which automatically gives Parental Responsibility to mothers

To restore the civil liberty of fathers, where their name was entered onto their child’s Birth Certificate prior to 01/12/2003, so that they automatically receive Parental Responsibility for that child (as they would have done if their child was born after 01/12/2003).

Why is this idea important?

To restore the civil liberty of fathers, where their name was entered onto their child’s Birth Certificate prior to 01/12/2003, so that they automatically receive Parental Responsibility for that child (as they would have done if their child was born after 01/12/2003).

We should have a “Right to Roam” on English waterways

I recently took up canoeing as a sport, and found it's great for fitness and seeing the countryside.  I've been disappointed to find however that, although in England we have a right to roam on all our traditional footpaths, we don't have a similar general right to roam on our waterways, which seems an absurd limitation on our civil liberty.

I understand that in most other countries (including Scotland) there is an assumed right to roam on any waterway, provided the craft used is appropriate to the waterway, and in my opinion we should have the same freedom here.

Why is this idea important?

I recently took up canoeing as a sport, and found it's great for fitness and seeing the countryside.  I've been disappointed to find however that, although in England we have a right to roam on all our traditional footpaths, we don't have a similar general right to roam on our waterways, which seems an absurd limitation on our civil liberty.

I understand that in most other countries (including Scotland) there is an assumed right to roam on any waterway, provided the craft used is appropriate to the waterway, and in my opinion we should have the same freedom here.

Correct the HRA and Data Protection Act so data can be kept indefinitely but not used unless authorised

The headlines about Russian spies recently shows that enemies of this country and our freedoms exist and can (and are?) be among us now.  That these "sleepers" were embedded decades ago emphasises the great need for us to be thorough in keeping and maintaining the records needed to enable us to track these people down.  The same is true for the non-government enemies; the terrorists and single issue extremists.

However, we as citizens need to be comfortable that our Government is not abusing this information to further its own ends; it is disgraceful that Local Government is abusing legislation regulating the Intelligence Services for such trivialities as dog fouling and car parking offences.  This is unacceptable and demeans both the Public and the Intelligence agencies protecting us – it must be stopped immediately.

My proposals are: 

1)that local government is immediately forbidden from using HRA/RIPA/ISA legislation

2) that Intelligence and suitable law enforcement agencies  are able to keep any quantity of data collected legally for unlimited periods

3) that Intelligence and suitable law enforcement agencies can only use this data when expressly authorised to do so in an auditable way and ensuring that the data they have is accurate and used in a proportionate fashion.

The intention is to remove the feeling that we the Public are being spied on for trivial purposes but that the organisations we expressly authorise, warrant and control have access to every piece of data they need to keep us safe, without any additional bureaurocratic overhead other than recording every use of that data and a justification for why it is being used.

Why is this idea important?

The headlines about Russian spies recently shows that enemies of this country and our freedoms exist and can (and are?) be among us now.  That these "sleepers" were embedded decades ago emphasises the great need for us to be thorough in keeping and maintaining the records needed to enable us to track these people down.  The same is true for the non-government enemies; the terrorists and single issue extremists.

However, we as citizens need to be comfortable that our Government is not abusing this information to further its own ends; it is disgraceful that Local Government is abusing legislation regulating the Intelligence Services for such trivialities as dog fouling and car parking offences.  This is unacceptable and demeans both the Public and the Intelligence agencies protecting us – it must be stopped immediately.

My proposals are: 

1)that local government is immediately forbidden from using HRA/RIPA/ISA legislation

2) that Intelligence and suitable law enforcement agencies  are able to keep any quantity of data collected legally for unlimited periods

3) that Intelligence and suitable law enforcement agencies can only use this data when expressly authorised to do so in an auditable way and ensuring that the data they have is accurate and used in a proportionate fashion.

The intention is to remove the feeling that we the Public are being spied on for trivial purposes but that the organisations we expressly authorise, warrant and control have access to every piece of data they need to keep us safe, without any additional bureaurocratic overhead other than recording every use of that data and a justification for why it is being used.

Implement and enforce DDA

Never mind repealing laws, enforce properly the ones we have. My son who has cerebral palsy and is a permanent wheelchair user is still unable to travel on the tube, or gain access to public buildings, particularly in London. He is now 19 and we have been promised for years an end to discrimination and access for all. Businesses pay lip service to DDA ,more people seem to support animal rights than disabled peoples rights in this country !

Why is this idea important?

Never mind repealing laws, enforce properly the ones we have. My son who has cerebral palsy and is a permanent wheelchair user is still unable to travel on the tube, or gain access to public buildings, particularly in London. He is now 19 and we have been promised for years an end to discrimination and access for all. Businesses pay lip service to DDA ,more people seem to support animal rights than disabled peoples rights in this country !

ANPR

All ANPR data should be deleted immediatley if there is no legitimate reason (offences committed or person wnated etc) to keeo that information.

Why is this idea important?

All ANPR data should be deleted immediatley if there is no legitimate reason (offences committed or person wnated etc) to keeo that information.

fathers rights

the more you here the worse it gets, the law should change, and very soon,some of these poor men and their children,especially when there are so many good fathers who love their children,and have to leave the family home,with nothing,after they have worked hard for the family and home,very often going back to their parents home.not being able to kiss there children goodnight ,and being blackmailed to a degree of when and if to see the child or children,putting up with perhaps a new partner moving in his home, also unfair is most fathers who work hard and pay there money on a regular basis,if there is a problem, over not aggreeing certain things over accsess as it is usual for the mother to have the say, lots dont work so they get legal aid,the father cant get it over a certain wage,cant afford hundreds and possible hundreds to try and have a say  about possible more accsess. this could have been looked into before,as the fathers rights and various other groups have tried  for such a long time,meanwhile fathers children are hurting and suffering

Why is this idea important?

the more you here the worse it gets, the law should change, and very soon,some of these poor men and their children,especially when there are so many good fathers who love their children,and have to leave the family home,with nothing,after they have worked hard for the family and home,very often going back to their parents home.not being able to kiss there children goodnight ,and being blackmailed to a degree of when and if to see the child or children,putting up with perhaps a new partner moving in his home, also unfair is most fathers who work hard and pay there money on a regular basis,if there is a problem, over not aggreeing certain things over accsess as it is usual for the mother to have the say, lots dont work so they get legal aid,the father cant get it over a certain wage,cant afford hundreds and possible hundreds to try and have a say  about possible more accsess. this could have been looked into before,as the fathers rights and various other groups have tried  for such a long time,meanwhile fathers children are hurting and suffering

enable work experience for under 16s in factories

Due to health and safety it is currently almost impossible for school children to have work experience in a factory.  This means that manufacturing is kept hidden away from schools at a key point when young people are considering their future.

The workers in the factory also suffer from not being in touch with the energy of the next generation (frequently their own children and children of friends).

Factories need to be opened up to young people as they are not dangerous places for grease monkeys.

Why is this idea important?

Due to health and safety it is currently almost impossible for school children to have work experience in a factory.  This means that manufacturing is kept hidden away from schools at a key point when young people are considering their future.

The workers in the factory also suffer from not being in touch with the energy of the next generation (frequently their own children and children of friends).

Factories need to be opened up to young people as they are not dangerous places for grease monkeys.

Trespass and access to land

It is wrong for landowners and farmers to be able to fence off vast swathes of the countryside.  People should be able to walk on any piece of land provided they do not:

1. Go within a certain distance of a residence (e.g. 400 metres).  This would protect gardens and the privacy of people's homes.

2. Cause any damage.  For example, if there are crops planted in a field people should walk around the edge rather than through the middle.

3. Drop litter, cause excessive noise or in any other way affect the quality of the land.

Why is this idea important?

It is wrong for landowners and farmers to be able to fence off vast swathes of the countryside.  People should be able to walk on any piece of land provided they do not:

1. Go within a certain distance of a residence (e.g. 400 metres).  This would protect gardens and the privacy of people's homes.

2. Cause any damage.  For example, if there are crops planted in a field people should walk around the edge rather than through the middle.

3. Drop litter, cause excessive noise or in any other way affect the quality of the land.

Children’s rights of access

The law current supports seperated parents' upsidedown ownership-based view of their children.

Establish in law that parents do not have right of access to children; rather that children have right of access to parents and that parents have a duty of responsibility to enable that access.

Why is this idea important?

The law current supports seperated parents' upsidedown ownership-based view of their children.

Establish in law that parents do not have right of access to children; rather that children have right of access to parents and that parents have a duty of responsibility to enable that access.