Photography is not a crime

Repeal the discretionary powers for an officer to arrest photographers. 

Any real harm to be done with a camera is already covered by 'materials useful to terrorism' or espionage legislation.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the discretionary powers for an officer to arrest photographers. 

Any real harm to be done with a camera is already covered by 'materials useful to terrorism' or espionage legislation.

Abolish the technology that enables tracking citizens’ movements nationwide

I am unsure whether this was ever actually introduced in legislation or whether it has just happened via 'technology creep' under Labour – if so then it certainly should NOT have been allowed!

As any driver will know, virtually every A-road and motorway in the UK is now covered by a very generous number of ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras.

ANPR cameras were originally introduced as a simple, mobile, way for the police to identify tax / MOT / insurance 'dodgers' – to which I have no objection at all. However, there are now thousands (more likely tens of thousands) of these cameras at fixed installations throughout the country, whose primary purpose is clearly nothing to do with catching the aforementioned 'heinous criminals(???)' .

What is NOT generally publicised is that all of these cameras are linked back to a central database and, every time a car passes one of them, details of the date, time and location are logged (possibly with a photo of the front-seat occupants, but I have no definite knowledge of this). This effectively means that the police / HMG / anyone else with access to the system can track the location and movements of every car in the country and, by extrapolation, the movements of their owners.

This level of monitoring clearly has nothing whatever to do with 'tax dodgers' and can only have been set up with the explicit intention of being able to track the entire population's movements. No doubt introduced at the behest of the Police as part of the 'war on terror' – which was the previous Government's excuse for every piece of new legislation that reduced our privacy.

Why is this idea important?

I am unsure whether this was ever actually introduced in legislation or whether it has just happened via 'technology creep' under Labour – if so then it certainly should NOT have been allowed!

As any driver will know, virtually every A-road and motorway in the UK is now covered by a very generous number of ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras.

ANPR cameras were originally introduced as a simple, mobile, way for the police to identify tax / MOT / insurance 'dodgers' – to which I have no objection at all. However, there are now thousands (more likely tens of thousands) of these cameras at fixed installations throughout the country, whose primary purpose is clearly nothing to do with catching the aforementioned 'heinous criminals(???)' .

What is NOT generally publicised is that all of these cameras are linked back to a central database and, every time a car passes one of them, details of the date, time and location are logged (possibly with a photo of the front-seat occupants, but I have no definite knowledge of this). This effectively means that the police / HMG / anyone else with access to the system can track the location and movements of every car in the country and, by extrapolation, the movements of their owners.

This level of monitoring clearly has nothing whatever to do with 'tax dodgers' and can only have been set up with the explicit intention of being able to track the entire population's movements. No doubt introduced at the behest of the Police as part of the 'war on terror' – which was the previous Government's excuse for every piece of new legislation that reduced our privacy.

Outlaw safety camera vans

Rid the country of these mobile speed camera vans. They Call them safety camera vans which has to be the biggest insult in the world.

The safety camera vans in my region hide behind bushes and round corners of well know places where the flow of traffic quite safely flows above 70mph.

There is nothing safe about these vans, they provide no public service and are the EXPLICITLY to fine and point the general public. As we know the 70mph is completely out dated and these vans are ruthless with there speed settings. if you sit in a row of traffic traveling between 75 – 82 you will be stung 60 and 3 points. If you see these cawards in the bush and hit your breaks you cause an accident or at the very least cause photom traffic queues as everybody hits the breaks.

Whats more insult is this service has been out source to private contractors whose primary goal is number and revenue.

Why is this idea important?

Rid the country of these mobile speed camera vans. They Call them safety camera vans which has to be the biggest insult in the world.

The safety camera vans in my region hide behind bushes and round corners of well know places where the flow of traffic quite safely flows above 70mph.

There is nothing safe about these vans, they provide no public service and are the EXPLICITLY to fine and point the general public. As we know the 70mph is completely out dated and these vans are ruthless with there speed settings. if you sit in a row of traffic traveling between 75 – 82 you will be stung 60 and 3 points. If you see these cawards in the bush and hit your breaks you cause an accident or at the very least cause photom traffic queues as everybody hits the breaks.

Whats more insult is this service has been out source to private contractors whose primary goal is number and revenue.

cameras

we should change the silly rule in some leisure centres in this country alone that doesnt allow you to take a photograph of your own child when they go for a swim.some centres allow it others dont due to some silly child protection mantra from the loony left.

why do they allow the olympics to be photographed or if you go to the beach on holiday you can take photos but not in some silly left wing council run leisure centre.

Why is this idea important?

we should change the silly rule in some leisure centres in this country alone that doesnt allow you to take a photograph of your own child when they go for a swim.some centres allow it others dont due to some silly child protection mantra from the loony left.

why do they allow the olympics to be photographed or if you go to the beach on holiday you can take photos but not in some silly left wing council run leisure centre.

Remove all speed limits on motorways

The current 70mph limit on our motorways is woefully outdated,
in the real world how many drivers actually abide by it?

I suggest a removal of the motorway speed limit, to be replaced by more charges of careless or dangerous driving.
Consider this,

Person A is driving on a motorway at 6am on clear dry Sunday morning,very few vehicles on the road.
They are travelling at 100mph.

Person B is driving on the same motorway in winter at a busy period,
weaving in and out of traffic at 70mph.

Who is more dangerous?

We need less arbitary rules and a move towards common sense allowing police to exercise their judgement.
 

Why is this idea important?

The current 70mph limit on our motorways is woefully outdated,
in the real world how many drivers actually abide by it?

I suggest a removal of the motorway speed limit, to be replaced by more charges of careless or dangerous driving.
Consider this,

Person A is driving on a motorway at 6am on clear dry Sunday morning,very few vehicles on the road.
They are travelling at 100mph.

Person B is driving on the same motorway in winter at a busy period,
weaving in and out of traffic at 70mph.

Who is more dangerous?

We need less arbitary rules and a move towards common sense allowing police to exercise their judgement.