all laws eminating from europe should be put to referendums

I would like to see our Parliament supreme in deciding which laws are enacted, and have a veto on all european led laws that would affect us. This would include all the european laws so far imposed on us.

If this means re-negotiating our membership, so be it. it's about time someone stood up for the British people.

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see our Parliament supreme in deciding which laws are enacted, and have a veto on all european led laws that would affect us. This would include all the european laws so far imposed on us.

If this means re-negotiating our membership, so be it. it's about time someone stood up for the British people.

Serious: Legislate that all MP’s undergo an intelligence test.

Bring in legislation that requires all current and prospective MP’s to undergo intelligence, common sense and a lie detector test to ascertain the suitability for the position.

Why is this idea important?

Bring in legislation that requires all current and prospective MP’s to undergo intelligence, common sense and a lie detector test to ascertain the suitability for the position.

EU participation

Cancel the 1972 European Communities Act and restore a large proportion of our civil liberties. The majority of the people in this country want to be out of the EU, why don't the Coalition take action and get us out??

Why is this idea important?

Cancel the 1972 European Communities Act and restore a large proportion of our civil liberties. The majority of the people in this country want to be out of the EU, why don't the Coalition take action and get us out??

An exercise in humility when it comes to passing new laws!

This is more of a rant than an idea so please bear with me! All comments are welcome!

The topic of this rant is PROBLEMS.

I would like this government and all future governments to accept the undeniable fact that will force them into passing whichever laws they will pass next. That fact is of course…. their failure to solve a problem.

In all walks of life we are faced with a variety of problems, some much harder to resolve than others.

It is on this basis that I would request that the current and future governments accept responsibility before passing any further such act that restricts the people’s liberties.

I would like all governments from now on to publicly release a statement upon passing any new law stating how it came to the conclusion this law will work and the reasons it was unable to eradicate the problem altogether.

Something along the lines of "We have looked into the problem of ……….. and we have….:

A) absolutely no idea how to fix it and are therefore banning the public from doing said thing”

B) decided it is too costly to fix it and are therefore banning every single member of the public from doing said thing”

C) decided that we are too busy to implement a method of resolving the problem and are therefore banning the public from doing said thing”

D) listened to the advice of independent government appointed officials and yet ignored them and folded under the pressure placed upon us by the tabloid media and are therefore banning the public from doing said thing (in the case of Mephedrone)”

E) decided that this government is not prepared to take the risk of solving the problem for fear of backlash from the media and the opposition party (especially with an election coming up soon *wink wink*) and have therefore decided to ban the public from doing said thing”

Think of any law recently passed or in discussion to be passed in the future that you feel has encroached upon your civil liberties in one way or another. I'm sure you will quickly come to the conclusion that the act of law in question was put in place because the government neither had the time, money nor means to solve the initial problem in the first place.

Without going into detail on certain subjects, I’m sure if you consider the following UK laws and many, many others you will quickly come to the conclusion that all of these measures are the direct result of our past and present government’s inability to solve problems and taking ‘the easy way out’ by simply banning, prohibiting or criminalising something or someone:

The Digital Economy Bill – rushed through parliament, needs a complete overhaul and rethink.

Misuse of Drugs Act – completely outdated. Human beings have and always will strive to seek temporary states of altered consciousness, regardless of if the substances are prohibited or not.

Drink Driving Laws – completely pointless intention to lower the limit further. Statistics show the people consistently breaking this law are doing so in quantities well above the current limit. Lowering the alcohol limit will change nothing. Perhaps a look into technology that will render a vehicle immoblised whilst the operator/driver registers a high breathylser test value on the vehicle??

Anti-Terrorism Laws – complete overhaul and radical rethink required on this subject. Let’s put terrorism into perspective. 52 innocent people have died from a terrorist attack on British soil in this decade. That puts the odds of a UK citizen becoming fatally injured from a terrorist attack at well over a million to one. As horrific as these attacks are, we CANNOT allow our own personal liberties to be violated as a result of them. To cower to these terrorist maniacs would be to give up everything that is British, a people who are far used to plugging away in the face of adversity.

My rant is nearly at an end! I hope others out there agree with me on the ridiculously outdated methods of running this county when a new problem arises. It simply will not suffice any longer for our elected officials to run scared of the problems they are elected to deal with and take the easy way out by passing laws in the same fashion as before.

The message of this rant is clear!

To our elected officials; Analyse our laws (past, present and future ones) in an objective manner! Tackle each problem head on with a view to actually solving it, as opposed to just thinking up a way for the problem to persist unlawfully. If you are unable to solve the problem, admit you faults! You expect us, the public, to admit our faults on a regular basis so you should do the same if you are unable to solve the problems for which you were elected to solve in the first place.

Why is this idea important?

This is more of a rant than an idea so please bear with me! All comments are welcome!

The topic of this rant is PROBLEMS.

I would like this government and all future governments to accept the undeniable fact that will force them into passing whichever laws they will pass next. That fact is of course…. their failure to solve a problem.

In all walks of life we are faced with a variety of problems, some much harder to resolve than others.

It is on this basis that I would request that the current and future governments accept responsibility before passing any further such act that restricts the people’s liberties.

I would like all governments from now on to publicly release a statement upon passing any new law stating how it came to the conclusion this law will work and the reasons it was unable to eradicate the problem altogether.

Something along the lines of "We have looked into the problem of ……….. and we have….:

A) absolutely no idea how to fix it and are therefore banning the public from doing said thing”

B) decided it is too costly to fix it and are therefore banning every single member of the public from doing said thing”

C) decided that we are too busy to implement a method of resolving the problem and are therefore banning the public from doing said thing”

D) listened to the advice of independent government appointed officials and yet ignored them and folded under the pressure placed upon us by the tabloid media and are therefore banning the public from doing said thing (in the case of Mephedrone)”

E) decided that this government is not prepared to take the risk of solving the problem for fear of backlash from the media and the opposition party (especially with an election coming up soon *wink wink*) and have therefore decided to ban the public from doing said thing”

Think of any law recently passed or in discussion to be passed in the future that you feel has encroached upon your civil liberties in one way or another. I'm sure you will quickly come to the conclusion that the act of law in question was put in place because the government neither had the time, money nor means to solve the initial problem in the first place.

Without going into detail on certain subjects, I’m sure if you consider the following UK laws and many, many others you will quickly come to the conclusion that all of these measures are the direct result of our past and present government’s inability to solve problems and taking ‘the easy way out’ by simply banning, prohibiting or criminalising something or someone:

The Digital Economy Bill – rushed through parliament, needs a complete overhaul and rethink.

Misuse of Drugs Act – completely outdated. Human beings have and always will strive to seek temporary states of altered consciousness, regardless of if the substances are prohibited or not.

Drink Driving Laws – completely pointless intention to lower the limit further. Statistics show the people consistently breaking this law are doing so in quantities well above the current limit. Lowering the alcohol limit will change nothing. Perhaps a look into technology that will render a vehicle immoblised whilst the operator/driver registers a high breathylser test value on the vehicle??

Anti-Terrorism Laws – complete overhaul and radical rethink required on this subject. Let’s put terrorism into perspective. 52 innocent people have died from a terrorist attack on British soil in this decade. That puts the odds of a UK citizen becoming fatally injured from a terrorist attack at well over a million to one. As horrific as these attacks are, we CANNOT allow our own personal liberties to be violated as a result of them. To cower to these terrorist maniacs would be to give up everything that is British, a people who are far used to plugging away in the face of adversity.

My rant is nearly at an end! I hope others out there agree with me on the ridiculously outdated methods of running this county when a new problem arises. It simply will not suffice any longer for our elected officials to run scared of the problems they are elected to deal with and take the easy way out by passing laws in the same fashion as before.

The message of this rant is clear!

To our elected officials; Analyse our laws (past, present and future ones) in an objective manner! Tackle each problem head on with a view to actually solving it, as opposed to just thinking up a way for the problem to persist unlawfully. If you are unable to solve the problem, admit you faults! You expect us, the public, to admit our faults on a regular basis so you should do the same if you are unable to solve the problems for which you were elected to solve in the first place.

ditch the eu

By withdrawing from the EU and ditching all the nonsensical, trivial, pettyfoggin and highly expensive legislation 90+% of our over-legislation would disappear "overnight" .  Our Gov made the right decision in not adopting the euro, now let us complete the business by leaving the EU altogether.

Why is this idea important?

By withdrawing from the EU and ditching all the nonsensical, trivial, pettyfoggin and highly expensive legislation 90+% of our over-legislation would disappear "overnight" .  Our Gov made the right decision in not adopting the euro, now let us complete the business by leaving the EU altogether.

European Communities Act

Repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and cut the red tape with Europe. Cut all the MEPs and save a fortune, after all, what do they achieve?

Overall it will save the UK hundreds of millions per day.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and cut the red tape with Europe. Cut all the MEPs and save a fortune, after all, what do they achieve?

Overall it will save the UK hundreds of millions per day.

Repeal act thet got us into EU.

If we leave the EU we will be able to run our own country again without the huge cost of EU membership.

We cannot afford the fees or the restrictions on our business and lives.

Why is this idea important?

If we leave the EU we will be able to run our own country again without the huge cost of EU membership.

We cannot afford the fees or the restrictions on our business and lives.

Freedom of movement

We should be allowed to go across borders without being subjected to immigration control within the EU. Many countries in Europe have signed up to this and can move around freely. I believe we should have the same rights, as we already pay for membership, so we should get this benefit. It is especially needed for those people who spend their time traveling back and forth.

Why is this idea important?

We should be allowed to go across borders without being subjected to immigration control within the EU. Many countries in Europe have signed up to this and can move around freely. I believe we should have the same rights, as we already pay for membership, so we should get this benefit. It is especially needed for those people who spend their time traveling back and forth.

Kill Eurostar’s Monopoly on Surface Travel between UK and Continent

When Eurostar was first put into operation I was surprised that ferry services for foot passengers connecting ferries with trains were discontinued.

This is not to say that ferries are always preferable. Sometimes direct trains are more convenient. But Eurostar’s monopoly on surface travel has meant:

  1. High fares in comparison to other continental services
  2. Strict unchangeable times (unless you are willing to pay through the nose for just the choice to pay the high fees for changing).  This adds considerable stress to travel.

The solution is to:

  1. Restore ferry services AND make easy physical connections between ferries and trains (i.e. with no cumbersome intervening bus services)
  2. Allow other rail operators (like Deutsche Bahn and SNCF) to run trains through the tunnel.

Why is this idea important?

When Eurostar was first put into operation I was surprised that ferry services for foot passengers connecting ferries with trains were discontinued.

This is not to say that ferries are always preferable. Sometimes direct trains are more convenient. But Eurostar’s monopoly on surface travel has meant:

  1. High fares in comparison to other continental services
  2. Strict unchangeable times (unless you are willing to pay through the nose for just the choice to pay the high fees for changing).  This adds considerable stress to travel.

The solution is to:

  1. Restore ferry services AND make easy physical connections between ferries and trains (i.e. with no cumbersome intervening bus services)
  2. Allow other rail operators (like Deutsche Bahn and SNCF) to run trains through the tunnel.

Changing our Clocks

Rather than discussing what to do about putting the clocks forward or back we should align our clocks with those of our neighbours in Europe giving us more daylight hours.   Scotland should then be free to consider its own destiny. 

Why is this idea important?

Rather than discussing what to do about putting the clocks forward or back we should align our clocks with those of our neighbours in Europe giving us more daylight hours.   Scotland should then be free to consider its own destiny. 

Clarify whether English Common Law is superior the EU’s Napoleonic Code

Under English Common Law, the role of the state is simply reduced to being able to tell you what you cannot do – murder, rape, theft, assault and so on.

Under the Napoleonic Code, the role of the state is entirely different: it tells you what you can do and everything else is forbidden.

As I understand it, the passing of the Lisbon Treaty means the the Napoleonic Code is therefore in force in the United Kingdom.

Why is this idea important?

Under English Common Law, the role of the state is simply reduced to being able to tell you what you cannot do – murder, rape, theft, assault and so on.

Under the Napoleonic Code, the role of the state is entirely different: it tells you what you can do and everything else is forbidden.

As I understand it, the passing of the Lisbon Treaty means the the Napoleonic Code is therefore in force in the United Kingdom.

Repeal the 1972 European Communities Act

This nation has never officially sanctioned the political supremacy of the EU, which has resulted in thousands of statutory instruments imposing unsolicited and intrusive Directives and Regulations. 

I wish to enjoy the protection of the Common Law, not be subject to Corpus Juris and a limited list of "rights" which may be removed if it is in the interests of "the Union" to do so.

Why is this idea important?

This nation has never officially sanctioned the political supremacy of the EU, which has resulted in thousands of statutory instruments imposing unsolicited and intrusive Directives and Regulations. 

I wish to enjoy the protection of the Common Law, not be subject to Corpus Juris and a limited list of "rights" which may be removed if it is in the interests of "the Union" to do so.

Repeal of the 1973, Treaty of Accession, bringing the UK, into the EEC,

REPEAL THIS HENOUS ACT OF PARLIAMENT THAT SUBJEGATED BRITISH SOVEREIGNTY AND THE BRITISH PEOPLE TO A FORIEGN POWER IN BRUSSLLS.

THE TREAT OF ACCESSION IS THE CENTRAL PLANK OF EU CONTROL IN BRITAIN, REPEAL THIS AND THE OTHER EU TREATIES, LISBON, MAASTRICHT, AMSTERDAM AND OTHERS HAVE NO BASISIN UK LAW, AND ARE THEREFORE SCRAPPED ALONG WITH EU MEMBERSHIP.

THE EUROPEAN UNION IS A FEDERAL SUPER-STATE AND THAT IS NOT WHAT WAS PROPOSED OR VOTED FOR BY THE BRITISH PEOPLE.  THE ACCESSION TO THE EU BY GREAT BRITAIN WAS PERPETRATED ON A LIE AND THEREFORE HAS NO LEGITEMACY IN LAW OR ANY MORAL FOUNDATION.

BRITAIN IS AN INDEPENDENT SOVERIEGN STATE NOT A PROVINCE OF A FORIEGN EMPIRE.



 

Why is this idea important?

REPEAL THIS HENOUS ACT OF PARLIAMENT THAT SUBJEGATED BRITISH SOVEREIGNTY AND THE BRITISH PEOPLE TO A FORIEGN POWER IN BRUSSLLS.

THE TREAT OF ACCESSION IS THE CENTRAL PLANK OF EU CONTROL IN BRITAIN, REPEAL THIS AND THE OTHER EU TREATIES, LISBON, MAASTRICHT, AMSTERDAM AND OTHERS HAVE NO BASISIN UK LAW, AND ARE THEREFORE SCRAPPED ALONG WITH EU MEMBERSHIP.

THE EUROPEAN UNION IS A FEDERAL SUPER-STATE AND THAT IS NOT WHAT WAS PROPOSED OR VOTED FOR BY THE BRITISH PEOPLE.  THE ACCESSION TO THE EU BY GREAT BRITAIN WAS PERPETRATED ON A LIE AND THEREFORE HAS NO LEGITEMACY IN LAW OR ANY MORAL FOUNDATION.

BRITAIN IS AN INDEPENDENT SOVERIEGN STATE NOT A PROVINCE OF A FORIEGN EMPIRE.



 

Leave the EU – that should stop most of the daft, expensive legislation

Leaving the EU should stop most of the daft, expensive legislation which this site was set up to do. Most of the ideas proposed on this site would be impossible to repeal because the are binding on our government. Euro diktat has precedence over UK law in many cases.

Most of our legislation is now directed from Brussels. The government you elect here in the UK can rarely do anything about laws, regulations and bureacracy from the EU. Most of these things have been created after lobbying by special interest groups or big business. They have the deep pockets to employ specialist PR agents who – at best – wine and dine the EU bureacrats.

Even where the legislations sounds to be positive, it is usually at enormous cost.

Every year, thousands of new rules and regulations are published producing a monumental nuisance for almost every organisation in the country.

Some we know are EU-inspired, but other laws are less well known as EU in origin. In fact most of our legislation comes from over the water.  But the majority of EU laws and regulations are expensive to implement and monitor, and ineffective in not producing the intended effect; some are harmful, and of course some actually useful.

Why is this idea important?

Leaving the EU should stop most of the daft, expensive legislation which this site was set up to do. Most of the ideas proposed on this site would be impossible to repeal because the are binding on our government. Euro diktat has precedence over UK law in many cases.

Most of our legislation is now directed from Brussels. The government you elect here in the UK can rarely do anything about laws, regulations and bureacracy from the EU. Most of these things have been created after lobbying by special interest groups or big business. They have the deep pockets to employ specialist PR agents who – at best – wine and dine the EU bureacrats.

Even where the legislations sounds to be positive, it is usually at enormous cost.

Every year, thousands of new rules and regulations are published producing a monumental nuisance for almost every organisation in the country.

Some we know are EU-inspired, but other laws are less well known as EU in origin. In fact most of our legislation comes from over the water.  But the majority of EU laws and regulations are expensive to implement and monitor, and ineffective in not producing the intended effect; some are harmful, and of course some actually useful.