European Union

Withdrawal from the European Union would mean that only MPs at Westminster, elected by the British electorate could make laws for Britain. If they made laws we did not agree with we could dismiss them in an election.

We would save billions of pounds which at present goes to the EU, an organisation so corrupt that even its own auditors have refused to sign off on its accounts for the past 14 years!

We would regain control of immigration into this country as we would no longer have to automatically allow entry to all EU nationals.

We should start by repealing the 1972 European Communities Act followed by repealing all subsequent acts binding the UK into the EU, an organisation nobody in this country has been allowed to vote on.

Why is this idea important?

Withdrawal from the European Union would mean that only MPs at Westminster, elected by the British electorate could make laws for Britain. If they made laws we did not agree with we could dismiss them in an election.

We would save billions of pounds which at present goes to the EU, an organisation so corrupt that even its own auditors have refused to sign off on its accounts for the past 14 years!

We would regain control of immigration into this country as we would no longer have to automatically allow entry to all EU nationals.

We should start by repealing the 1972 European Communities Act followed by repealing all subsequent acts binding the UK into the EU, an organisation nobody in this country has been allowed to vote on.

Why are we still in the European Union?

Being a member of the European Union costs this country a substantial amount of money reported at an estimated 40 million pounds per day, our laws and budget policies are scrutinised by Europeans, we have no control over immigration within the EU – we are expected to open our doors to anybody, we are stuck with an outdated and unfair human rights act and finally we allow convicted criminals to appeal their sentences at the European court of justice.

My idea is to stop this madness and leave now before we completely lose sovereignty and turn into a bureaucratic arm of a larger and more malignant body of German and French bureaucrats.

Why is this idea important?

Being a member of the European Union costs this country a substantial amount of money reported at an estimated 40 million pounds per day, our laws and budget policies are scrutinised by Europeans, we have no control over immigration within the EU – we are expected to open our doors to anybody, we are stuck with an outdated and unfair human rights act and finally we allow convicted criminals to appeal their sentences at the European court of justice.

My idea is to stop this madness and leave now before we completely lose sovereignty and turn into a bureaucratic arm of a larger and more malignant body of German and French bureaucrats.

Repeal laws relating to European Weights and Measures.

We now have a hybrid system of measurements, we buy petrol in litres but measure distance in miles, economy figures are posted in miles per gallon requiring a calculator and conversion tables to check. Beef is sold by the kilo but most children recognise and ask for a "quarter ponder". Although the distance to the next town is in miles the distance to the next junction is in metres.

European law allows you to ask for a 6 foot fencing panel but not an 8 foot fencing post. You can buy a pint of beer or milk but buy a 75cl bottle of wine or a pub spirit measure of 25cc.

A rugby union field now has 5, 10 and 22 metre lines but the football field still has a 6 and 18 yard box. (Even the French have an 8 foot by 8 yard goal).

We weigh ourselves in stones or kilos measure our height in feet or metres and our temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit.

 

Why is this idea important?

We now have a hybrid system of measurements, we buy petrol in litres but measure distance in miles, economy figures are posted in miles per gallon requiring a calculator and conversion tables to check. Beef is sold by the kilo but most children recognise and ask for a "quarter ponder". Although the distance to the next town is in miles the distance to the next junction is in metres.

European law allows you to ask for a 6 foot fencing panel but not an 8 foot fencing post. You can buy a pint of beer or milk but buy a 75cl bottle of wine or a pub spirit measure of 25cc.

A rugby union field now has 5, 10 and 22 metre lines but the football field still has a 6 and 18 yard box. (Even the French have an 8 foot by 8 yard goal).

We weigh ourselves in stones or kilos measure our height in feet or metres and our temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit.

 

I want my Country back you dont own it we the people do!

Get rid of most CCTV

Get rid of ANPR

Get rid of DNA and other databases

Get rid of speed cameras

Get rid of SORN (DVLA)

Scrap ID cards and Bio passports

Deport all known terror suspects

Get out of the EU

Why is this idea important?

Get rid of most CCTV

Get rid of ANPR

Get rid of DNA and other databases

Get rid of speed cameras

Get rid of SORN (DVLA)

Scrap ID cards and Bio passports

Deport all known terror suspects

Get out of the EU

E.U.Law

My Idea is to be part of E.U. but not to follow the suite of E.U. law. I thing the best example would be the U.K. as mainland should be following the footstep of (C.I.) Channel Islands as jersey or Guernsey Law. They have their own law and they do not follow the E.U. rules or regulations. I also like to mention the human right regulation, as my point of view I think is time for that human act Regulation to change, as so many overseas people entering to U.K. without proper documentation and take advantage of our laws (It’s like cattle Market out there)

Why is this idea important?

My Idea is to be part of E.U. but not to follow the suite of E.U. law. I thing the best example would be the U.K. as mainland should be following the footstep of (C.I.) Channel Islands as jersey or Guernsey Law. They have their own law and they do not follow the E.U. rules or regulations. I also like to mention the human right regulation, as my point of view I think is time for that human act Regulation to change, as so many overseas people entering to U.K. without proper documentation and take advantage of our laws (It’s like cattle Market out there)

Cost/benefit analysis of EU membership urgently needed

As shown by successive polls, there is little enthusiasm for our membership of the EU. We are fed up with over-regulation, loss of all democracy and the nation's sovereignty, mass immigration, abuse of human rights and social benefits – but we are fed up most of all by the three main parties' refusal to discuss the EU, or to justify why they insist on locking us into a restrictive bureaucratic regime which costs us dearly and delivers absolutely no benefit.

The £87 million cut to the counter-terrorism budget looks totally stupid, since it repreesents less than two days' contribution to the EU (£90 million) The same consideration applies to other cuts which would be unneccessary if we were not obliged to pay huge sums to Brussels.

Unless the politicians commission an independent cost/benefit analysis and somehow make a convincing case in terms of jobs, industry, corporate activity, trade, defence procurement, immigration, the CAP and CFP, subjection to EU law etc, etc, and demonstrate that there are benefits commensurate with the outgoing, then the law we should be repealing is the European Communities Act 1972

Why is this idea important?

As shown by successive polls, there is little enthusiasm for our membership of the EU. We are fed up with over-regulation, loss of all democracy and the nation's sovereignty, mass immigration, abuse of human rights and social benefits – but we are fed up most of all by the three main parties' refusal to discuss the EU, or to justify why they insist on locking us into a restrictive bureaucratic regime which costs us dearly and delivers absolutely no benefit.

The £87 million cut to the counter-terrorism budget looks totally stupid, since it repreesents less than two days' contribution to the EU (£90 million) The same consideration applies to other cuts which would be unneccessary if we were not obliged to pay huge sums to Brussels.

Unless the politicians commission an independent cost/benefit analysis and somehow make a convincing case in terms of jobs, industry, corporate activity, trade, defence procurement, immigration, the CAP and CFP, subjection to EU law etc, etc, and demonstrate that there are benefits commensurate with the outgoing, then the law we should be repealing is the European Communities Act 1972

Repeal the 1972 European Communities Act

Edward Heath set up a conspiracy to subvert our ancient constitution and conspire with others to hand this country to a foreign power upon the signing of the EEC Act.  Every succeeding government has signed treaties with the EU surrendering our rights to govern ourselves under laws passed  by the Queen in Parliament.  The restrictions of the ability of the hereditary peerage to play their proper part in government, as defined by the constitution, constitutes a major crime. 

It is a fundamental part of our Constitution that Parliament may not surrender any of their rights to govern to a foreign power unless we have been defeated in war.  See the Act of Supremacy in 1559, which states: "No Foreign Prince, Person, State or Potentate, Hath or ought to have any Power, Jurisdiction, Superiority, Supremacy, or Authority Ecclesiastical or Spiritual in this Realm."

also words state, in  the 1689 Bill of Rights:  that "Now it is a convention that no parliament can bind another.  So how could this Parliament bind successive parliaments  for ever?  The answer is simple.  This parliament was made up of the people's representatives.  The will of the people is supreme over both Parliament and the Sovereign.  Until such time as the representatives of the people meet to change the 1689 Bill of Rights, this Bill remains law".  Therefore it is not within the jurisdiction of Parliament to alter any part of The  Bill of Rights. 

 

Why is this idea important?

Edward Heath set up a conspiracy to subvert our ancient constitution and conspire with others to hand this country to a foreign power upon the signing of the EEC Act.  Every succeeding government has signed treaties with the EU surrendering our rights to govern ourselves under laws passed  by the Queen in Parliament.  The restrictions of the ability of the hereditary peerage to play their proper part in government, as defined by the constitution, constitutes a major crime. 

It is a fundamental part of our Constitution that Parliament may not surrender any of their rights to govern to a foreign power unless we have been defeated in war.  See the Act of Supremacy in 1559, which states: "No Foreign Prince, Person, State or Potentate, Hath or ought to have any Power, Jurisdiction, Superiority, Supremacy, or Authority Ecclesiastical or Spiritual in this Realm."

also words state, in  the 1689 Bill of Rights:  that "Now it is a convention that no parliament can bind another.  So how could this Parliament bind successive parliaments  for ever?  The answer is simple.  This parliament was made up of the people's representatives.  The will of the people is supreme over both Parliament and the Sovereign.  Until such time as the representatives of the people meet to change the 1689 Bill of Rights, this Bill remains law".  Therefore it is not within the jurisdiction of Parliament to alter any part of The  Bill of Rights. 

 

EU students study free in Scotland

As you probably are aware there are no tuition fees in Scotland, if you are Scotish.

However, how many people know that other EU students can also study in Scotland for free?

All at the cost of the British taxpayer.

This is not only outrageous but it is blatent discrimination against those of us who British but not Scottish!

This needs to be adressed immeadiately!

Why is this idea important?

As you probably are aware there are no tuition fees in Scotland, if you are Scotish.

However, how many people know that other EU students can also study in Scotland for free?

All at the cost of the British taxpayer.

This is not only outrageous but it is blatent discrimination against those of us who British but not Scottish!

This needs to be adressed immeadiately!

Repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act

Repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act. This would return our country to the status of a sovereign & independent state. The government of our country would be by our democratically elected parliament, who cannot give away our sovereignty, rather than by those in a foreign country who have no legitimacy as our law-makers.  The more recent acceptance by our government of the day of the Lisbon Treaty was a dishonest act by dishonest people, entirely in keeping with the ways of the EU. Such repeal, and the consequent repeal of the various treaties, which our governments since 1972 have illegitimately signed, culminating in Lisbon, would ensure that all those many thousand edicts handed down to us from the Brussels politburo which the treaties gave us no choice but to enact into law, would be washed away – and good riddance. If any laws are needed for the benefit of our citizens, then our parliament should make them, as they have done for a thousand years, and without interference from a foreign country.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal of the 1972 European Communities Act. This would return our country to the status of a sovereign & independent state. The government of our country would be by our democratically elected parliament, who cannot give away our sovereignty, rather than by those in a foreign country who have no legitimacy as our law-makers.  The more recent acceptance by our government of the day of the Lisbon Treaty was a dishonest act by dishonest people, entirely in keeping with the ways of the EU. Such repeal, and the consequent repeal of the various treaties, which our governments since 1972 have illegitimately signed, culminating in Lisbon, would ensure that all those many thousand edicts handed down to us from the Brussels politburo which the treaties gave us no choice but to enact into law, would be washed away – and good riddance. If any laws are needed for the benefit of our citizens, then our parliament should make them, as they have done for a thousand years, and without interference from a foreign country.

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 to rule ourselves. Abolish foreign laws!

Simply revert to the British being governed by the British.

Put on trial for sedition anyone who has assisted the  transfer of  British sovreignty to foreign powers.

Fine the guilty, take back all their ill-gotten gains and inducements.

Only hang the traitors who persist.

Why is this idea important?

Simply revert to the British being governed by the British.

Put on trial for sedition anyone who has assisted the  transfer of  British sovreignty to foreign powers.

Fine the guilty, take back all their ill-gotten gains and inducements.

Only hang the traitors who persist.

VOTING RIGHTS FOR EXPATS

This is a fundemental question of 21st century human rights that I pose to the new UK Government, why should we as British citizens be deprived of our right to vote after 15 years of living abroad. There are millions of us who could not vote during the last General Election. Those of us who live in EU countries only have the right to vote in Council and European elections in the country's we live or work in, we are disinfranchised for all other elections.

I count greatly on the Deputy Prime Minister to bring this question to the forefront. In France for example, French citizens living abroad never lose their right to vote. I think this question is very important in view of the future UK electoral reform. To be deprived of voting rights in one of the most democratic country's in the world is no longer acceptable.

We are many expats who have the same idea. We are trying to organise ourselves throughout Europe , and afterwards globaly to no longer be second class citizens.

The UK gave voting rights to women far before the majority of EU nations, so why does the UK deprive us as expats to have our say in national politics.

For EU expats there are only two choices, voting in the EU for all elections in our country of residence or keeping our right to vote in all UK elections except for Council and European Elections.

Thank you for taking this into consideration.

Lesley Joines

lesley.joines@yahoo.fr

Why is this idea important?

This is a fundemental question of 21st century human rights that I pose to the new UK Government, why should we as British citizens be deprived of our right to vote after 15 years of living abroad. There are millions of us who could not vote during the last General Election. Those of us who live in EU countries only have the right to vote in Council and European elections in the country's we live or work in, we are disinfranchised for all other elections.

I count greatly on the Deputy Prime Minister to bring this question to the forefront. In France for example, French citizens living abroad never lose their right to vote. I think this question is very important in view of the future UK electoral reform. To be deprived of voting rights in one of the most democratic country's in the world is no longer acceptable.

We are many expats who have the same idea. We are trying to organise ourselves throughout Europe , and afterwards globaly to no longer be second class citizens.

The UK gave voting rights to women far before the majority of EU nations, so why does the UK deprive us as expats to have our say in national politics.

For EU expats there are only two choices, voting in the EU for all elections in our country of residence or keeping our right to vote in all UK elections except for Council and European Elections.

Thank you for taking this into consideration.

Lesley Joines

lesley.joines@yahoo.fr

All British Citizens in Europe to have the vote for LIFE

Firstly – All British Citizens in Europe should have the right to vote in the UK  Elections as a RIGHT for life.  This has been debated for years.  Francis Maude in October 2007 (in the Riviera Reporter) siad that the next Conservative Governemnt should review this issue.  The Blair Government placed a time limit of 15 years, reducing it from 20 years.  But even if such an argument ever held any justice (which it did not) it most certainly does not now.

Secondly – the annual confirmation of this right should be reduced to a simple pre- stamped postcard.  The present multi page form is absolutely stupid and puts everyone off the process unless you are very determined. 

Thirdly – the current UK constituency sytem is a bit daft for Europe based citizens and does not appeal to them.  A first stage towards  change would be the institution of a Minister for the European based Citizen (the MEC).

Why is this idea important?

Firstly – All British Citizens in Europe should have the right to vote in the UK  Elections as a RIGHT for life.  This has been debated for years.  Francis Maude in October 2007 (in the Riviera Reporter) siad that the next Conservative Governemnt should review this issue.  The Blair Government placed a time limit of 15 years, reducing it from 20 years.  But even if such an argument ever held any justice (which it did not) it most certainly does not now.

Secondly – the annual confirmation of this right should be reduced to a simple pre- stamped postcard.  The present multi page form is absolutely stupid and puts everyone off the process unless you are very determined. 

Thirdly – the current UK constituency sytem is a bit daft for Europe based citizens and does not appeal to them.  A first stage towards  change would be the institution of a Minister for the European based Citizen (the MEC).

Amnesty

Give Amnesty to refused asylum seekers/ illegal immigrants who have lived in the UK for more than ten years. Only those with knowledge/skills (NVQ Level 3 and above) and speak English should be considered for Amnesty and they should be made to work in certain areas of our society where it is difficult to recruit from within the UK and the EU. For example: the Health and Social Care industry where there is a shortage of carers.

Why is this idea important?

Give Amnesty to refused asylum seekers/ illegal immigrants who have lived in the UK for more than ten years. Only those with knowledge/skills (NVQ Level 3 and above) and speak English should be considered for Amnesty and they should be made to work in certain areas of our society where it is difficult to recruit from within the UK and the EU. For example: the Health and Social Care industry where there is a shortage of carers.

Civil Liberties and prison

Yes revoke the EU civil liberties laws.

Then make prisons a place of punishment, Once convicted they lose all  property  ill gotton gains both property and any other posetions belonging to them and their familys, Remove all TV's Books, Games, gyms, make them places where they do not want to returne, Two jobs in one Reduce the number in prisons, save on costs. Why should these criminals enjoy better food than the armed services, better looked after than the elderly. Lock them up and make them suffer, it after all a so called form of PUNISHMENT..

Why is this idea important?

Yes revoke the EU civil liberties laws.

Then make prisons a place of punishment, Once convicted they lose all  property  ill gotton gains both property and any other posetions belonging to them and their familys, Remove all TV's Books, Games, gyms, make them places where they do not want to returne, Two jobs in one Reduce the number in prisons, save on costs. Why should these criminals enjoy better food than the armed services, better looked after than the elderly. Lock them up and make them suffer, it after all a so called form of PUNISHMENT..

How about a European crb system

i don't know if this is the right place to make this suggestion and if the idea did take off then it would need a great deal of work, money and time to which the country doesn't really have and to make things even worse I have done no prior reading so if this has been or will be implemented in the future or even is in operation as we speak then I apologise.

Obviously our domestic crb system needs to be drastically streamlined but if we are to work closer with our European counterparts then I feel a European crb system could work. I don't know how as yet but I thought that I might as well throw this idea in the politely queuing crowd and see what ideas and suggestions other people make of it.

Why is this idea important?

i don't know if this is the right place to make this suggestion and if the idea did take off then it would need a great deal of work, money and time to which the country doesn't really have and to make things even worse I have done no prior reading so if this has been or will be implemented in the future or even is in operation as we speak then I apologise.

Obviously our domestic crb system needs to be drastically streamlined but if we are to work closer with our European counterparts then I feel a European crb system could work. I don't know how as yet but I thought that I might as well throw this idea in the politely queuing crowd and see what ideas and suggestions other people make of it.

American Driving Licenses should be accepted in UK

 

I currently live, work and pay tax in the UK. I have done so for the last 6 years – first as a student and now as the spouse of an Englishman. Both my husband and I are educated to a postgraduate level and contribute to the higher band of income tax.

As it now stands, because I am from the united States (and not a former Commonwealth or EU nation), I am unable to convert my driving license to a UK license as persons from Canada, Greece, and Australia may do. In order to drive in the UK I must re-take the theory and practical exams despite having driven for 14 years without a single point on my license.

When I wrote to the Department for Transport, the message I received from Paul Clark was:

"For countries outside the European Union, a Designation Order needs to be in place to convert the foreign license to a UK issued one. There is no such Order in place for driving licenses from the USA, as the driving test and licensing procedures are not comparable to our own."

I feel that the USA is certainly comparable to all countries in the former Commonwealth and Europe. Driving regulations are actually quite stringent in the USA and can easily be considered more or as strict as the Ukraine and Namibia.

Considering that many African and Eastern European citizens carry fraudulent documents as a matter of course, i cannot understand this argument. For example, in Nigeria it is commonplace to forge documents (such as university qualifications) but driving licenses from Nigeria would be allowed under this regulation.

I am simply trying to live my life to the best of my ability and do not see why I should need to retake my driving exams just because I choose to live with my husband in the UK.

Leila Lacrosse

SW14

Blog: The American Baby Plan in London

Why is this idea important?

 

I currently live, work and pay tax in the UK. I have done so for the last 6 years – first as a student and now as the spouse of an Englishman. Both my husband and I are educated to a postgraduate level and contribute to the higher band of income tax.

As it now stands, because I am from the united States (and not a former Commonwealth or EU nation), I am unable to convert my driving license to a UK license as persons from Canada, Greece, and Australia may do. In order to drive in the UK I must re-take the theory and practical exams despite having driven for 14 years without a single point on my license.

When I wrote to the Department for Transport, the message I received from Paul Clark was:

"For countries outside the European Union, a Designation Order needs to be in place to convert the foreign license to a UK issued one. There is no such Order in place for driving licenses from the USA, as the driving test and licensing procedures are not comparable to our own."

I feel that the USA is certainly comparable to all countries in the former Commonwealth and Europe. Driving regulations are actually quite stringent in the USA and can easily be considered more or as strict as the Ukraine and Namibia.

Considering that many African and Eastern European citizens carry fraudulent documents as a matter of course, i cannot understand this argument. For example, in Nigeria it is commonplace to forge documents (such as university qualifications) but driving licenses from Nigeria would be allowed under this regulation.

I am simply trying to live my life to the best of my ability and do not see why I should need to retake my driving exams just because I choose to live with my husband in the UK.

Leila Lacrosse

SW14

Blog: The American Baby Plan in London