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!

Rush Hour Rail Fares – Reduction

At the moment travelling by train during the rush hour, when most people are going to work, is the most expensive time of the day to travel.  Fares reduce once the rush hour is over and yet the journeys taken in off-peak are far more pleasant and enjoyable as people have more room.

My idea is to reverse this, to make the less pleasant, busiest and yet economically most important journeys the cheapest to take, whilst those trips that people take for purely pleasure more expensive if necessary.

At the moment there is a kind of economic discrimination against those of us who go to work during the rush hour while the ladies (and gents) of leisure have their fares subsidised by the rest of us

Why is this idea important?

At the moment travelling by train during the rush hour, when most people are going to work, is the most expensive time of the day to travel.  Fares reduce once the rush hour is over and yet the journeys taken in off-peak are far more pleasant and enjoyable as people have more room.

My idea is to reverse this, to make the less pleasant, busiest and yet economically most important journeys the cheapest to take, whilst those trips that people take for purely pleasure more expensive if necessary.

At the moment there is a kind of economic discrimination against those of us who go to work during the rush hour while the ladies (and gents) of leisure have their fares subsidised by the rest of us

local power

As the Transition Town movement has shown, there is a huge energy field waiting to be tapped in local communities if only the people are given suitable means to help themselves and organise their local environment responsibly. As peak oil and climate start to bite, the sustainability of local units will be key. Farmers' Markets are a perfect example of the way communities should be organised towards self-sufficiency. The question of advance signing is clearly crucial and the law preventing this should be changed asap. Local is advantageous in every respect: on the economy, on the ecology, on human health. The government should do all it can to encourage this trend, which is also, by the way, stimulating people out of their sense of powerlessness and the ensuing apathy that afflicts a large section of British life today. 

Why is this idea important?

As the Transition Town movement has shown, there is a huge energy field waiting to be tapped in local communities if only the people are given suitable means to help themselves and organise their local environment responsibly. As peak oil and climate start to bite, the sustainability of local units will be key. Farmers' Markets are a perfect example of the way communities should be organised towards self-sufficiency. The question of advance signing is clearly crucial and the law preventing this should be changed asap. Local is advantageous in every respect: on the economy, on the ecology, on human health. The government should do all it can to encourage this trend, which is also, by the way, stimulating people out of their sense of powerlessness and the ensuing apathy that afflicts a large section of British life today. 

Address Government’s limited power to block or repeal EU Regulations

Address the problem of the Government's limited power to block new EU Regulations.

Protect and Restore our Sovereign Rights. 

Address the problem of the Government's limited power to repeal existing EU Regulations.

More time and attention should be given to negotiate and release our nation from the Red Tape that the EU has imposed, so that our elected government has more room to manoeuvre in introducing new domestic regulations.

Why is this idea important?

Address the problem of the Government's limited power to block new EU Regulations.

Protect and Restore our Sovereign Rights. 

Address the problem of the Government's limited power to repeal existing EU Regulations.

More time and attention should be given to negotiate and release our nation from the Red Tape that the EU has imposed, so that our elected government has more room to manoeuvre in introducing new domestic regulations.

Scrap On/Off peak price increases

Why are train prices, cinema prices, telephone calls and holiday prices etc. allowed to increase willy-nilly just because it's a certain time of day/week/year.  You don't see Bakers' Oven putting up sandwich prices at lunch, do you? Why should this be any different?

 

For me to get to London at 8am will cost a huge £40; I wait 40 minutes and it halves to £20. Why? I'm not any more of a burden at 8 than 9, surely?

Holidays – School complain and will take action if you miss school, but how are we supposed to go on holiday in half-terms if the prices rocket?

Why is this idea important?

Why are train prices, cinema prices, telephone calls and holiday prices etc. allowed to increase willy-nilly just because it's a certain time of day/week/year.  You don't see Bakers' Oven putting up sandwich prices at lunch, do you? Why should this be any different?

 

For me to get to London at 8am will cost a huge £40; I wait 40 minutes and it halves to £20. Why? I'm not any more of a burden at 8 than 9, surely?

Holidays – School complain and will take action if you miss school, but how are we supposed to go on holiday in half-terms if the prices rocket?

Job Seekers Allowance – New Rules

Any persons receiving job seekers allowance for 6 months or longer should also have to donate a set amount of time per week to work voluntary for their local council or have their payments stopped.

JSA Volunteers could help keep our streets clean,  repair roads,  look after public parks. 

Not only would this idea allow the tax payers to see some kind of return on their money but it would also be a great way of getting people used to the idea of working.

Why is this idea important?

Any persons receiving job seekers allowance for 6 months or longer should also have to donate a set amount of time per week to work voluntary for their local council or have their payments stopped.

JSA Volunteers could help keep our streets clean,  repair roads,  look after public parks. 

Not only would this idea allow the tax payers to see some kind of return on their money but it would also be a great way of getting people used to the idea of working.

Attracting the best & brightest minds to UK

My idea is to to make UK the destination of choice for pursuing Higher education(Post graduate studies and Phd) especially in the fields of science and engineering to student around the world.Thereby having promoting high quality research which should eventually lead to innovation and perhaps birth of new generation of British companies.

There has been a lot of talk about capping immigration from Non-EU Nations.But if closely analyze most of the immigration coming from Non-EU nations are generally highly skilled personnels such as engineers and doctors especially from South Asia.At same time if you analyze the immigrants from EU nations they generally are low skilled labour.

In this era of increased globalization due to low cost of labour present in countries like China and India most of the low skilled jobs will move to these countries.The only way Britain can improve its economy is by innovating especially in the fields of engineering& science.This countries like Britain,Germany and US have the key.I am from actually India where research is usually never encouraged and funds are very difficult to get . Moreover we don't have the facilities to conduct world class research. Many engineering graduates in India actually tend to go for higher studies in US instead of UK because of funding available.The ones coming to UK are not so brilliant ones who couldn't get into a good US universities.

But if you want to change this and attract the best student to your universities you will need to do two things.First make it easy for Non-EU students to work in Britain who have done their masters or Phd in British Universities.Second Make it easy for international students to get studentship and funding in Britain.

My idea revolves around the first.The post study visa which is of 2 year duration currently enforce is not much of use because you cannot extend the visa or convert into Tier 1 visa by yourself.The companies are reluctant to support you for Tier 1 visa due to the procedures and cost.They expect you to convert you immigration status to one where they can hire you directly.

My idea is make the post study  visa of 3yrs duration and convertible to Tier 1.Provided the candidate can show that he has worked in an engineering/science related job in Britain for at least 2 years out of those 3yrs.And other conditions such as he completed his post graduate education/Phd in a British university.This will not hamper British undergraduate prospects in UK as the post study work visa will be eligible to post graduate students.I must add very few British students actually pursue post graduate studies in Engineering/Science fields.

Secondly make it easy for international students to get Fully funded studentships and funds for research.This will encourage them to do research and innovate which will eventually help fuel the British economy.If you take this idea seriously and implement it you will get the cream of determined international students to do high quality research and replace US  as destination of choice for post graduate studies in the field of engineering/Science.I personally love to come and do research in an UK university.

Why is this idea important?

My idea is to to make UK the destination of choice for pursuing Higher education(Post graduate studies and Phd) especially in the fields of science and engineering to student around the world.Thereby having promoting high quality research which should eventually lead to innovation and perhaps birth of new generation of British companies.

There has been a lot of talk about capping immigration from Non-EU Nations.But if closely analyze most of the immigration coming from Non-EU nations are generally highly skilled personnels such as engineers and doctors especially from South Asia.At same time if you analyze the immigrants from EU nations they generally are low skilled labour.

In this era of increased globalization due to low cost of labour present in countries like China and India most of the low skilled jobs will move to these countries.The only way Britain can improve its economy is by innovating especially in the fields of engineering& science.This countries like Britain,Germany and US have the key.I am from actually India where research is usually never encouraged and funds are very difficult to get . Moreover we don't have the facilities to conduct world class research. Many engineering graduates in India actually tend to go for higher studies in US instead of UK because of funding available.The ones coming to UK are not so brilliant ones who couldn't get into a good US universities.

But if you want to change this and attract the best student to your universities you will need to do two things.First make it easy for Non-EU students to work in Britain who have done their masters or Phd in British Universities.Second Make it easy for international students to get studentship and funding in Britain.

My idea revolves around the first.The post study visa which is of 2 year duration currently enforce is not much of use because you cannot extend the visa or convert into Tier 1 visa by yourself.The companies are reluctant to support you for Tier 1 visa due to the procedures and cost.They expect you to convert you immigration status to one where they can hire you directly.

My idea is make the post study  visa of 3yrs duration and convertible to Tier 1.Provided the candidate can show that he has worked in an engineering/science related job in Britain for at least 2 years out of those 3yrs.And other conditions such as he completed his post graduate education/Phd in a British university.This will not hamper British undergraduate prospects in UK as the post study work visa will be eligible to post graduate students.I must add very few British students actually pursue post graduate studies in Engineering/Science fields.

Secondly make it easy for international students to get Fully funded studentships and funds for research.This will encourage them to do research and innovate which will eventually help fuel the British economy.If you take this idea seriously and implement it you will get the cream of determined international students to do high quality research and replace US  as destination of choice for post graduate studies in the field of engineering/Science.I personally love to come and do research in an UK university.

Smoking Ban in Public Houses (From a NON-Smoker)

I have to say, when witnessing the number of pubs and clubs that are closing down now, that this stupid ban was the death knell for many of them.

I should say at the outset that I do not smoke – gave up quite a few years ago – I am not in the licensed trade and have no connection with the tobacco industry. I am a joiner who is currently working part time and looking for full time employment. However, I really feel for the groups of smokers huddled in doorways and outdoor shelters around pubs – especially in the winter. Of course – many smokers don't, now, even bother to go to the pub – they stay at home.

My wife and I were in Spain recently and noticed such a difference in attitudes – far more relaxed about the whole thing (yes, I do realise that other factors, such as the weather, play a part also.)

I'm not advocating the allowing of smoking in all public houses – but that those who wish to allow it provide a seperate, well ventilated room in which smokers can indulge, and that those pubs must advertise smoking/ non-smoking  outside the premises. At least that way, people have the real choice.

Why is this idea important?

I have to say, when witnessing the number of pubs and clubs that are closing down now, that this stupid ban was the death knell for many of them.

I should say at the outset that I do not smoke – gave up quite a few years ago – I am not in the licensed trade and have no connection with the tobacco industry. I am a joiner who is currently working part time and looking for full time employment. However, I really feel for the groups of smokers huddled in doorways and outdoor shelters around pubs – especially in the winter. Of course – many smokers don't, now, even bother to go to the pub – they stay at home.

My wife and I were in Spain recently and noticed such a difference in attitudes – far more relaxed about the whole thing (yes, I do realise that other factors, such as the weather, play a part also.)

I'm not advocating the allowing of smoking in all public houses – but that those who wish to allow it provide a seperate, well ventilated room in which smokers can indulge, and that those pubs must advertise smoking/ non-smoking  outside the premises. At least that way, people have the real choice.

Repeal the National Minimum Wage and replace with a “Top-Up Benefits System.”

The National Minimum Wage as it is at the moment is detrimental to businesses, employees and the economy. Anyone who wishes to employ is currently is forced to pay at least the minimum wage even if they deem the employee to be worth less than this amount. This leads to the predicament of employees being unable to afford or be willing to employ which, when the economy is suffering as it is at present, increases unemployment and subsequently Government expenditure through benefits such as job seekers allowance.

Instead employees should be free to pay whatever wage they deem appropriate and if this is lower than the current minimum wage the employee can apply for top up benefits from the government to take their pay up to the minimum wage value. This would decrease the amount of benefits paid out, lower unemployment and increase the number of economically active people.

Why is this idea important?

The National Minimum Wage as it is at the moment is detrimental to businesses, employees and the economy. Anyone who wishes to employ is currently is forced to pay at least the minimum wage even if they deem the employee to be worth less than this amount. This leads to the predicament of employees being unable to afford or be willing to employ which, when the economy is suffering as it is at present, increases unemployment and subsequently Government expenditure through benefits such as job seekers allowance.

Instead employees should be free to pay whatever wage they deem appropriate and if this is lower than the current minimum wage the employee can apply for top up benefits from the government to take their pay up to the minimum wage value. This would decrease the amount of benefits paid out, lower unemployment and increase the number of economically active people.

2012 Olympic Laws

Don't let the International Olympic Committee's pressure to create laws that outlaw the community in East London from benefitting financially from the Olympic Games. We saw at the recent World Cup that local people were not allowed to use any word in their marketing that associated their product with the tournament. This was grossly unfair and it would be a great shame if London followed suit during the Olympics. There are already reports surfacing that suggest that laws will be brought in to stop so called ambush marketing. We must make sure that these laws do not penalise local business around the Olympic park or across London.

Why is this idea important?

Don't let the International Olympic Committee's pressure to create laws that outlaw the community in East London from benefitting financially from the Olympic Games. We saw at the recent World Cup that local people were not allowed to use any word in their marketing that associated their product with the tournament. This was grossly unfair and it would be a great shame if London followed suit during the Olympics. There are already reports surfacing that suggest that laws will be brought in to stop so called ambush marketing. We must make sure that these laws do not penalise local business around the Olympic park or across London.

Stop paying child tax credits for children who do not live in this country.

I suggest the Government immediately stop paying child tax credits for children who do not live in this country.

If a person comes to the UK from another country and they claim they have e.g. 10 children who still live in his home country then the Government pays out tax credits for each of the 10 children. Even though they are not and have never been in this country. They may not even exist, how can we check?? 

we cannot afford to pay for children who are in this country so we should not be paying for children who do not live here. They are not our responsibility.

This is not xenophobia but simple basic economics.

Why is this idea important?

I suggest the Government immediately stop paying child tax credits for children who do not live in this country.

If a person comes to the UK from another country and they claim they have e.g. 10 children who still live in his home country then the Government pays out tax credits for each of the 10 children. Even though they are not and have never been in this country. They may not even exist, how can we check?? 

we cannot afford to pay for children who are in this country so we should not be paying for children who do not live here. They are not our responsibility.

This is not xenophobia but simple basic economics.

government should grow and sell cannabis in government owned shops.

I suggest the Government takes control of the cannabis market. 

Using the best technology and science you/we can grow the best herbal cannabis.  The Government can then open coffee shop style shops in which to sell the product. Thus keeping 100% profit. The product would also be taxed.  All of  which would result in millions of pounds being raised for the Uk economy.

AAlso millions would be saved in policing/court costs etc.

Millions of decent people would then have their civil liberties restored and be free to spend their money and time as they choose without the fear of being arrested.

The criminal gangs would lose millions of pounds and power and the opportunity to engage with normal people.

Tjobs would be created working in the shops and greenhouses, 

 

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Why is this idea important?

I suggest the Government takes control of the cannabis market. 

Using the best technology and science you/we can grow the best herbal cannabis.  The Government can then open coffee shop style shops in which to sell the product. Thus keeping 100% profit. The product would also be taxed.  All of  which would result in millions of pounds being raised for the Uk economy.

AAlso millions would be saved in policing/court costs etc.

Millions of decent people would then have their civil liberties restored and be free to spend their money and time as they choose without the fear of being arrested.

The criminal gangs would lose millions of pounds and power and the opportunity to engage with normal people.

Tjobs would be created working in the shops and greenhouses, 

 

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Smoking Ban – Let’s have a referendum!

Moderators – this thread is NOT the same is the other smoking threads, so please don't delete it!

It doesn't matter if you are for or against the smoking ban, what matters is that the public are asked what THEY think and want, through a fair referendum.

Let the public decide what should be done about the smoking ban and allow the government to follow the wishes of its electorate. No other decision is lawful or in any way appropriate if this country is, as it proclaims, a democracy.

The referendum could give 4 options to vote on:-

1. Keep and extend the current smoking ban, to include all public places.

2. Keep the existing smoking ban as it is, with no further changes.

3. Relax the smoking ban to allow private business' (pubs, clubs, cafe's and restaurants etc) to decide on their own smoking policy, or have inside separate ventilated smoking areas etc.

4. Reverse the smoking ban completely, i.e. to how it was in the 1970's.

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

Moderators – this thread is NOT the same is the other smoking threads, so please don't delete it!

It doesn't matter if you are for or against the smoking ban, what matters is that the public are asked what THEY think and want, through a fair referendum.

Let the public decide what should be done about the smoking ban and allow the government to follow the wishes of its electorate. No other decision is lawful or in any way appropriate if this country is, as it proclaims, a democracy.

The referendum could give 4 options to vote on:-

1. Keep and extend the current smoking ban, to include all public places.

2. Keep the existing smoking ban as it is, with no further changes.

3. Relax the smoking ban to allow private business' (pubs, clubs, cafe's and restaurants etc) to decide on their own smoking policy, or have inside separate ventilated smoking areas etc.

4. Reverse the smoking ban completely, i.e. to how it was in the 1970's.

 

 

 

Decriminalise Cannabis and Hemp growth – watch this documentary please

The Union. This Canadian documentary was going to be ANTI-Cannabis.  After two years of research and lots of hard work they found the real truth. Interviews with Doctors, Medical Professors, Biologists, Former Police and Politicians – a must watch.

You tell me I cannot grow and smoke a natural plant that grows out of the ground and has been used for thousands of years? This is ridiculous and is a clear breach of human rights as well as civil liberties.

The fact that in the UK now in a secret location, there is a drug company that are trying to synthesis cannabis just so they can put it in a pill and sell it.  This quite frankly is SICK.  If your Doctor was able to recommend a plant, where would the pharmaceutical companies be then?

Look at the facts, tell me how many people have ever died due to cannabis use? compare this number with the thousands of people who have died abusing and using the far more dangerous drugs of Alcohol and Tobacco.

Look at the prohibition of Alcohol, did that work?

This unjustified war on drugs has gone on too long, just because Nixion didn't want a Vietnam war protest – arrest the pot smoking protesters = no protest.

The prohibition of Hemp was tied in with Cannabis as the people who decided the laws had shares in timber companies.  Funny that hemp creates better, stronger paper for a quarter of the price! Not to mention over 60,000 other uses including bio-fuels. 

 

Why is this idea important?

The Union. This Canadian documentary was going to be ANTI-Cannabis.  After two years of research and lots of hard work they found the real truth. Interviews with Doctors, Medical Professors, Biologists, Former Police and Politicians – a must watch.

You tell me I cannot grow and smoke a natural plant that grows out of the ground and has been used for thousands of years? This is ridiculous and is a clear breach of human rights as well as civil liberties.

The fact that in the UK now in a secret location, there is a drug company that are trying to synthesis cannabis just so they can put it in a pill and sell it.  This quite frankly is SICK.  If your Doctor was able to recommend a plant, where would the pharmaceutical companies be then?

Look at the facts, tell me how many people have ever died due to cannabis use? compare this number with the thousands of people who have died abusing and using the far more dangerous drugs of Alcohol and Tobacco.

Look at the prohibition of Alcohol, did that work?

This unjustified war on drugs has gone on too long, just because Nixion didn't want a Vietnam war protest – arrest the pot smoking protesters = no protest.

The prohibition of Hemp was tied in with Cannabis as the people who decided the laws had shares in timber companies.  Funny that hemp creates better, stronger paper for a quarter of the price! Not to mention over 60,000 other uses including bio-fuels. 

 

No Licence Vehicles

Introduce vehicles where no driving licence is required to run them.

Across Europe several categories of speed limited micro cars and small sizedengine scooters are driven by people without a licence. These vehicles allow access to th roads for the young, the elderly and those who only want motors for very short distance driving. They are limited to 45kmph (just under 30mph) and usually have weight and power limits.

 

This would take young people out of high speed deathtraps which they can use immediately they pass the test and also tends to push up the age at which young people take their driving test.

 

It would also introduce an incentive for people to drive eco friendly low power cars around town. and it would create a new economic market in the uk for sale service and repair of these vehicles. One scheme in france rents low power scooters to the young for only 20 euros a month to allow them to easily and cheaply get to college/work.

 

We should have no licence motoring in this country to give us someof the freedoms of the EU that would offset all the additional regulation brought in.

Why is this idea important?

Introduce vehicles where no driving licence is required to run them.

Across Europe several categories of speed limited micro cars and small sizedengine scooters are driven by people without a licence. These vehicles allow access to th roads for the young, the elderly and those who only want motors for very short distance driving. They are limited to 45kmph (just under 30mph) and usually have weight and power limits.

 

This would take young people out of high speed deathtraps which they can use immediately they pass the test and also tends to push up the age at which young people take their driving test.

 

It would also introduce an incentive for people to drive eco friendly low power cars around town. and it would create a new economic market in the uk for sale service and repair of these vehicles. One scheme in france rents low power scooters to the young for only 20 euros a month to allow them to easily and cheaply get to college/work.

 

We should have no licence motoring in this country to give us someof the freedoms of the EU that would offset all the additional regulation brought in.

BBC News just quoted that 40% of NHS A&E is taken up by alcohol abusers. LEGALISE CANNABIS NOW!

So many adults are forced to drink as their only legal high and form of rest and relaxation. It’s so unethical and irresponsible a policy, just look at the BBC News statistic that states 40% of A&E is taken up by alcoholic issues. Legalise cannabis and free adult citizens to at least have a choice as to what drug they wish to relax with.

Why is this idea important?

So many adults are forced to drink as their only legal high and form of rest and relaxation. It’s so unethical and irresponsible a policy, just look at the BBC News statistic that states 40% of A&E is taken up by alcoholic issues. Legalise cannabis and free adult citizens to at least have a choice as to what drug they wish to relax with.

Ban patents on medical equipment, treatments and drugs.

The financial cost of the NHS is growing at such a rate that, increasingly, the government will struggle to fund it. Looking for new ways to raise capitol will not solve the underlying issues . We must uphold our traditional values about the NHS and the rights of all citizens to free healthcare; I propose we achieve this by banning patent rights on pharmaceuticals.

By removing medical patents pharmaceutical companies would provide "for strong price competition between pharmaceutical suppliers and result in considerable savings to the NHS", they would be unable to make profit from manipulating the status of their products, or to deny their products to the poor. 

A great deal of medical research comes from tax-payer funded universities and charities; pharmaceutical companies then fund the trials, gain the patent and then hold a monopoly on the treatment that people rely on to survive.

If financial rewards are to be given they should go to the doctors, nurses and other professionals who research, diagnose and administer treatment, not to usurious shareholders.

Available treatments, often costing pennies to manufacture, are sold at such prices that PCT's are unable to afford them, often leading to regional variabilities and postcode lotteries.

Why is this idea important?

The financial cost of the NHS is growing at such a rate that, increasingly, the government will struggle to fund it. Looking for new ways to raise capitol will not solve the underlying issues . We must uphold our traditional values about the NHS and the rights of all citizens to free healthcare; I propose we achieve this by banning patent rights on pharmaceuticals.

By removing medical patents pharmaceutical companies would provide "for strong price competition between pharmaceutical suppliers and result in considerable savings to the NHS", they would be unable to make profit from manipulating the status of their products, or to deny their products to the poor. 

A great deal of medical research comes from tax-payer funded universities and charities; pharmaceutical companies then fund the trials, gain the patent and then hold a monopoly on the treatment that people rely on to survive.

If financial rewards are to be given they should go to the doctors, nurses and other professionals who research, diagnose and administer treatment, not to usurious shareholders.

Available treatments, often costing pennies to manufacture, are sold at such prices that PCT's are unable to afford them, often leading to regional variabilities and postcode lotteries.

Allocate resources to rebuild canal network

Britain is very lucky to have an outstanding network of canals which today are used mainly for leisure boating.  The British Waterways Board has had on ongoing program of construction and improvement but it has not enough resources.

Compared to the billions spent on useless projects, the return on investment on the British canals would be very good indeed, for the countryside, and balance of payments.

http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/home

Why is this idea important?

Britain is very lucky to have an outstanding network of canals which today are used mainly for leisure boating.  The British Waterways Board has had on ongoing program of construction and improvement but it has not enough resources.

Compared to the billions spent on useless projects, the return on investment on the British canals would be very good indeed, for the countryside, and balance of payments.

http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/home

empty shops….. coffee shops?

Now call me crazy, but surely everyone must have noticed the increasing amounts of empty shops in towns caused by the recession in this country. If some of these were turned in to Amsterdam style coffeeshops, I am fairly sure that they would stay open. The demand for cannabis is so great it is truly staggering, all I have heard for the past decade is disappointed cannabis users complaining how much effort it takes to get cannabis, I have heard stories of 400 mile round trips to obtain a few grams of grass. But no matter how hard it is to get, people always do.

There is nothing that this government can do to stop people obtaining and smoking cannabis, it will never end. 

Why not use this obvious mass market and make it a part of our (clearly failing) economy. We could easily regulate this plant and people will want to buy it. Don't get me wrong, a license to sell cannabis should be extremely difficult (but not impossible) to get, and very easy to lose.

Why is this idea important?

Now call me crazy, but surely everyone must have noticed the increasing amounts of empty shops in towns caused by the recession in this country. If some of these were turned in to Amsterdam style coffeeshops, I am fairly sure that they would stay open. The demand for cannabis is so great it is truly staggering, all I have heard for the past decade is disappointed cannabis users complaining how much effort it takes to get cannabis, I have heard stories of 400 mile round trips to obtain a few grams of grass. But no matter how hard it is to get, people always do.

There is nothing that this government can do to stop people obtaining and smoking cannabis, it will never end. 

Why not use this obvious mass market and make it a part of our (clearly failing) economy. We could easily regulate this plant and people will want to buy it. Don't get me wrong, a license to sell cannabis should be extremely difficult (but not impossible) to get, and very easy to lose.

Review of Prohibition

Just two things:–

1. The prohibition of drugs has been a complete failure and actually causes more damage.

2. We need to review all drugs, including tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, legal highs and illegal use of prescription-only medicines, on a level playing field with no preconceptions.

I would expect our liberal (?) government to set up a review as soon as possible with a view to making recommendations on a comprehensive reform of legislation on drug use and supply.  But perhaps they are too conservative(?) for this?

Think of the extra tax revenue we could raise during the recession!

Why is this idea important?

Just two things:–

1. The prohibition of drugs has been a complete failure and actually causes more damage.

2. We need to review all drugs, including tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, legal highs and illegal use of prescription-only medicines, on a level playing field with no preconceptions.

I would expect our liberal (?) government to set up a review as soon as possible with a view to making recommendations on a comprehensive reform of legislation on drug use and supply.  But perhaps they are too conservative(?) for this?

Think of the extra tax revenue we could raise during the recession!

Billions to be made from Cannabis

Politicians are looking for ways to get cash. Cannabis could bring in billions a year and non of the money made would go to marijuana related issues, because using cannabis had no societal drawbacks. All the taxes made could be spent on fixing drunk people and smokers lungs. Also isn't a good weed session just what's needed in hard economic times like this??

 

I don't like being a criminal and I would like to pay tax on the cannabis I buy rather than give my cash to other criminals. So government, its your choice. No ones going to stop growing smoking it because everyone knows its the safest most therapeutic substance know to man.

Why is this idea important?

Politicians are looking for ways to get cash. Cannabis could bring in billions a year and non of the money made would go to marijuana related issues, because using cannabis had no societal drawbacks. All the taxes made could be spent on fixing drunk people and smokers lungs. Also isn't a good weed session just what's needed in hard economic times like this??

 

I don't like being a criminal and I would like to pay tax on the cannabis I buy rather than give my cash to other criminals. So government, its your choice. No ones going to stop growing smoking it because everyone knows its the safest most therapeutic substance know to man.

Repeal the Acts of Union 1707

By repealing the Ats of Union, Scotland can be given independence and can be asked to repay the Darien loan [which was why they joined England – i.e. Scotland was bankrupted by the Darien colony and England bailed them out]. In giving Scotland its independence, it should also be given its share of the current National debt / bail out costs of the Royal Bank of Scotland [another catastrophic Scottish failure]

Why is this idea important?

By repealing the Ats of Union, Scotland can be given independence and can be asked to repay the Darien loan [which was why they joined England – i.e. Scotland was bankrupted by the Darien colony and England bailed them out]. In giving Scotland its independence, it should also be given its share of the current National debt / bail out costs of the Royal Bank of Scotland [another catastrophic Scottish failure]

SUPERMARKET HOURS RESTRICTION

I want you to imagine the situation, you walk in your supermarket on your way home from work, you've had a busy day, but need to pick up a few items for your evening meal. You walk in, your head drops with disappointment, yet again you go in to find it incredibly busy and you know it's going to take a while to get to the aisles you want, let alone actually get to the checkout to pay.

What makes it worse is the realisation that the supermarket is not full with other people in similar positions who have been at work (yes there are some), but there are large numbers of old people, and young ladies with their babies wandering through debating what they need, not rushing feeling they have all the time in the world, without a second thought for the fact you just want to get back home and eat and relax after a stressful day at work.

I therefore, must propose that a law be brought in that prevents people who do not work in the day from using supermarkets during lunchtime hours, and between 17.00 and 20.00. A small sacrifice for them, that enables people who cannot go during the quieter hours of the day due to work commitments, to be able to do their shopping quicker, and hence improving the efficiency of the country as a whole.

Why is this idea important?

I want you to imagine the situation, you walk in your supermarket on your way home from work, you've had a busy day, but need to pick up a few items for your evening meal. You walk in, your head drops with disappointment, yet again you go in to find it incredibly busy and you know it's going to take a while to get to the aisles you want, let alone actually get to the checkout to pay.

What makes it worse is the realisation that the supermarket is not full with other people in similar positions who have been at work (yes there are some), but there are large numbers of old people, and young ladies with their babies wandering through debating what they need, not rushing feeling they have all the time in the world, without a second thought for the fact you just want to get back home and eat and relax after a stressful day at work.

I therefore, must propose that a law be brought in that prevents people who do not work in the day from using supermarkets during lunchtime hours, and between 17.00 and 20.00. A small sacrifice for them, that enables people who cannot go during the quieter hours of the day due to work commitments, to be able to do their shopping quicker, and hence improving the efficiency of the country as a whole.

Pass A Law Abolish A Law.

If a law is passed it should be arequirement to abolish a law or regulation as well to help keep the statute book clean and defined in size and scope. No legal clutter to allow lawyer exploitation.

Why is this idea important?

If a law is passed it should be arequirement to abolish a law or regulation as well to help keep the statute book clean and defined in size and scope. No legal clutter to allow lawyer exploitation.

Cap NHS salaries from £30k not £21k

21k is not a large salary to survive on, especially for single people, so why start capping small salaries within the NHS? 30k on the other hand is a good amount to survive on even if you are single, so why are those on small/average salaries being penalised?

Why is this idea important?

21k is not a large salary to survive on, especially for single people, so why start capping small salaries within the NHS? 30k on the other hand is a good amount to survive on even if you are single, so why are those on small/average salaries being penalised?