Withdraw from unfair extradition treaties

Withdraw from extradition treaties with the USA. Current arrangements are demonstrably and grossly biased in favour of the US. The treatment of the 'NatWest Three' underlines the point. UK citizens should always be fairly treated. 

Withdraw from the EU arrest warrant scheme until such time as proper arrangements have been put in place to ensure that British citizens are not at risk of being arrested abroad as a consequence of mistaken identity, and we are satisfied that there is no risk of miscarriages of justice in respect of those who may be arrested under these warrants.

 

Why is this idea important?

Withdraw from extradition treaties with the USA. Current arrangements are demonstrably and grossly biased in favour of the US. The treatment of the 'NatWest Three' underlines the point. UK citizens should always be fairly treated. 

Withdraw from the EU arrest warrant scheme until such time as proper arrangements have been put in place to ensure that British citizens are not at risk of being arrested abroad as a consequence of mistaken identity, and we are satisfied that there is no risk of miscarriages of justice in respect of those who may be arrested under these warrants.

 

Inability to Deport Foreign Criminals and Terrorist Operatives

The British government is prevented at present by a host of statutes, precedents and European court rulings from deporting foreign nationals and immigrants who are convicted of serious crimes or found to be members of proscribed, often terrorist organisations back to their countries of origin where those countries are thought not to place the same emphasis on so-called "human rights" as we do. We need not necessarily be talking about North Korea; quite often these "unsafe" nations are members of the Commonwealth, and objections can even be raised when deporting someone to the United States on grounds that the Americans retain the death sentence.

The state's first duty being to protect the law-abiding in general and its own citizens in particular, these impediments to the deportation of foreign criminals and terrorist operatives should all be swept away and the individuals concerned compelled to lie in the beds they have made for themselves.  I thought we weren't supposed to pass judgements on the cultures of others anymore, anyway?

Why is this idea important?

The British government is prevented at present by a host of statutes, precedents and European court rulings from deporting foreign nationals and immigrants who are convicted of serious crimes or found to be members of proscribed, often terrorist organisations back to their countries of origin where those countries are thought not to place the same emphasis on so-called "human rights" as we do. We need not necessarily be talking about North Korea; quite often these "unsafe" nations are members of the Commonwealth, and objections can even be raised when deporting someone to the United States on grounds that the Americans retain the death sentence.

The state's first duty being to protect the law-abiding in general and its own citizens in particular, these impediments to the deportation of foreign criminals and terrorist operatives should all be swept away and the individuals concerned compelled to lie in the beds they have made for themselves.  I thought we weren't supposed to pass judgements on the cultures of others anymore, anyway?

Foreign Medals

Restrictions on civilians wearing foreign medals that have been accepted.

 

As long as the foreign medal has been accepted by Her Majesty the Queen; no one should have the authority to ban a civilian from wearing that medal.

The Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal was accepted by the Queen but we are banned from wearing it.

Please change this ruling and give us veterans our honour back.

 

Why is this idea important?

Restrictions on civilians wearing foreign medals that have been accepted.

 

As long as the foreign medal has been accepted by Her Majesty the Queen; no one should have the authority to ban a civilian from wearing that medal.

The Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal was accepted by the Queen but we are banned from wearing it.

Please change this ruling and give us veterans our honour back.

 

Benefits paid out abroad

Stop allowing benefits to be paid to people that are not even living in this country.

Example:

"This week, ministers admitted that more than £1million a month in child benefit is going to the families of youngsters who live in the former Soviet bloc countries. It was the first time that Labour has acknowledged that the money – funded by British taxpayers – is being paid abroad. The revelation triggered a political controversy over the fact that the Government is paying for the upbringing of children who do not live in Britain and who may never even have set foot in the country. It also underlines how our generous benefits system acts as a powerful draw for migrant workers. Moreover, this largesse is open to widespread abuse. The Trajkowski family qualify for child benefit because their father works in London as a builder and pays his taxes. Like all migrants from the eight East European countries which joined the EU in 2004, he won the right to claim state benefits after working here for a year."

Complete article can be found – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-483225/1m-child-benefit-paid-month–mothers-Poland.html

Why is this idea important?

Stop allowing benefits to be paid to people that are not even living in this country.

Example:

"This week, ministers admitted that more than £1million a month in child benefit is going to the families of youngsters who live in the former Soviet bloc countries. It was the first time that Labour has acknowledged that the money – funded by British taxpayers – is being paid abroad. The revelation triggered a political controversy over the fact that the Government is paying for the upbringing of children who do not live in Britain and who may never even have set foot in the country. It also underlines how our generous benefits system acts as a powerful draw for migrant workers. Moreover, this largesse is open to widespread abuse. The Trajkowski family qualify for child benefit because their father works in London as a builder and pays his taxes. Like all migrants from the eight East European countries which joined the EU in 2004, he won the right to claim state benefits after working here for a year."

Complete article can be found – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-483225/1m-child-benefit-paid-month–mothers-Poland.html