Improve local choice for parents to send their children to non-faith, co-educational schools

In some areas almost half the local schools are either faith schools or single-sex. This restricts the choice for parents who wish their children to attend a non-faith, co-educational school. Camden and Hackney are two examples. Often these schools are successful leaving parents with a small choice of less good schools. It has been proven that faith schools discriminate against non-middle class families, increasing social division. The state education system should ensure full choice for all by limiting the number of faith and single-sex schools and ensuring a balance of boys’ and girls’ schools in each area, if indeed we need them at all. Non-faith, co-educational schools attracting fewer applicants should be supported financially to improve, until parents no longer feel the need to pretend to go to church to get their children into a better school.

Why is this idea important?

In some areas almost half the local schools are either faith schools or single-sex. This restricts the choice for parents who wish their children to attend a non-faith, co-educational school. Camden and Hackney are two examples. Often these schools are successful leaving parents with a small choice of less good schools. It has been proven that faith schools discriminate against non-middle class families, increasing social division. The state education system should ensure full choice for all by limiting the number of faith and single-sex schools and ensuring a balance of boys’ and girls’ schools in each area, if indeed we need them at all. Non-faith, co-educational schools attracting fewer applicants should be supported financially to improve, until parents no longer feel the need to pretend to go to church to get their children into a better school.

Racial Equality–a level playing field

The abolition of all Racial equality laws and the expensive quangoes that are supported.

 

These are no longer required as we have the Equal Rights laws from Europe which  gives all people regardless of colour etc the same rights.

Why is this idea important?

The abolition of all Racial equality laws and the expensive quangoes that are supported.

 

These are no longer required as we have the Equal Rights laws from Europe which  gives all people regardless of colour etc the same rights.

Compulsory Education legislation

Schools should feature compulsory education in the subject of basic anthropology, these lessons should conform not to religious or personal veiw but to scientific research, the option for a parent to 'opt out' thier child from these lessons for religious reasons are a must.

The subject should cover as basics:

Ethnics (origin of man/branches of humanity)

Sexual physical and mental health (safe sex, risks inc STDs)

Human diversity (LesbianGayBiTrans (blending with sex ed), certain neurological disorders)

Why is this idea important?

Schools should feature compulsory education in the subject of basic anthropology, these lessons should conform not to religious or personal veiw but to scientific research, the option for a parent to 'opt out' thier child from these lessons for religious reasons are a must.

The subject should cover as basics:

Ethnics (origin of man/branches of humanity)

Sexual physical and mental health (safe sex, risks inc STDs)

Human diversity (LesbianGayBiTrans (blending with sex ed), certain neurological disorders)

Redress the fairness of boys’ attainment in education

Ensure that exam systems at every level are reviewed to better address the strengths of males in education. At present the system rewards female skills and boys are unfairly disadvantaged by a system designed against them. Exam outcomes favour attributes of women. Boys are therefore having an increasingly difficult time in education.

Why is this idea important?

Ensure that exam systems at every level are reviewed to better address the strengths of males in education. At present the system rewards female skills and boys are unfairly disadvantaged by a system designed against them. Exam outcomes favour attributes of women. Boys are therefore having an increasingly difficult time in education.

Scrap the post of Minister for Women and Equalities

Theresa May is, amongst other things, Minister for Women and Equalities.  Women are not a victimised minority in need of special representation.  Whilst there are areas of life where women may be disadvantaged there are also areas of life where men are disadvantaged – for example education, life expectancy, health care and family law.  Giving half of the population special representation and ignoring the other half does not promote equality but rather engenders inequality.

Why is this idea important?

Theresa May is, amongst other things, Minister for Women and Equalities.  Women are not a victimised minority in need of special representation.  Whilst there are areas of life where women may be disadvantaged there are also areas of life where men are disadvantaged – for example education, life expectancy, health care and family law.  Giving half of the population special representation and ignoring the other half does not promote equality but rather engenders inequality.

Simplify divorce and family law

Take the uncertainty out of divorce and family law by introducing simple rules for the division of property upon divorce.

At present a handful of judges make up the law 'on the hoof' to fit in with their own prejudices.  Amongst other things this means that the law under which you get married may not be the law under which you get divorced.  This is against all natural justice.  Allow couples to enter binding pre-nuptual agreements or to accept simple rules for the division of property on divorce and stop the madness of the family courts.

Have clear and irrefutable laws that give children the right to an equal relationship with both parents as a starting point, upon the breakup of a marriage.

Why is this idea important?

Take the uncertainty out of divorce and family law by introducing simple rules for the division of property upon divorce.

At present a handful of judges make up the law 'on the hoof' to fit in with their own prejudices.  Amongst other things this means that the law under which you get married may not be the law under which you get divorced.  This is against all natural justice.  Allow couples to enter binding pre-nuptual agreements or to accept simple rules for the division of property on divorce and stop the madness of the family courts.

Have clear and irrefutable laws that give children the right to an equal relationship with both parents as a starting point, upon the breakup of a marriage.

Minister for Men

A Minister for Men should campaign against all forms of male discrimination.

(1) Make Improving the educational attainment of boys a political priority.

(2) Make the state recognize/support male domestic violence victims.

(3) Improve care and funding for prostate/testicular cancer sufferers.

(4) Make judges enforce child contact orders.

(5) Support equal parenting laws.

(6) Provide better help and retraining for unemployed men.

(7) Force a review of the CSA maintenance criteria where the mother has left her husband for another man, re-married or has simply walked out of a marriage with the children.

(8) Support anonymity for men accused of rape, unless found guilty.

(9) Improve care and support for men suffering from depression.

(10) Campaign against anti-male propaganda and male stereotyping in the media.

(11) Support equal sentencing criteria for men and women.

(12) Stop the political disenfranchisement of individual men by abolishing discriminatory all-woman shortlists and priority lists

Why is this idea important?

A Minister for Men should campaign against all forms of male discrimination.

(1) Make Improving the educational attainment of boys a political priority.

(2) Make the state recognize/support male domestic violence victims.

(3) Improve care and funding for prostate/testicular cancer sufferers.

(4) Make judges enforce child contact orders.

(5) Support equal parenting laws.

(6) Provide better help and retraining for unemployed men.

(7) Force a review of the CSA maintenance criteria where the mother has left her husband for another man, re-married or has simply walked out of a marriage with the children.

(8) Support anonymity for men accused of rape, unless found guilty.

(9) Improve care and support for men suffering from depression.

(10) Campaign against anti-male propaganda and male stereotyping in the media.

(11) Support equal sentencing criteria for men and women.

(12) Stop the political disenfranchisement of individual men by abolishing discriminatory all-woman shortlists and priority lists

Nationality via British mother

Amend unfair law so that nationality via British mothers is the same as via British fathers.

How can the Borders, Immigration & Citizenship Act – with its obvious gender and age discrimination – be legal? It blatantly discriminates against children born abroad before 1961 to British mothers.
 
I was born in the USA to a British mother and should therfore be eligible for automatic British citizenship by descent. However, the Borders, Immigration & Citizenship Act does not allow British mothers to pass on their citizenship to their children regardless of where or when they were born.
 
As of 13 Jan, 2010, I finally have the right to claim my British citizenship (via my British mother) however I don't consider the path to British citizenship an entitlement since it is dependent on specific conditions.
 
Because I was born before 1961, I (and others in the same situation) am required to register and pay £540. However, if my father was British (or if I was younger), I could claim British Citizenship by descent without registration, without a fee and without the required citizenship ceremony.

Why is this idea important?

Amend unfair law so that nationality via British mothers is the same as via British fathers.

How can the Borders, Immigration & Citizenship Act – with its obvious gender and age discrimination – be legal? It blatantly discriminates against children born abroad before 1961 to British mothers.
 
I was born in the USA to a British mother and should therfore be eligible for automatic British citizenship by descent. However, the Borders, Immigration & Citizenship Act does not allow British mothers to pass on their citizenship to their children regardless of where or when they were born.
 
As of 13 Jan, 2010, I finally have the right to claim my British citizenship (via my British mother) however I don't consider the path to British citizenship an entitlement since it is dependent on specific conditions.
 
Because I was born before 1961, I (and others in the same situation) am required to register and pay £540. However, if my father was British (or if I was younger), I could claim British Citizenship by descent without registration, without a fee and without the required citizenship ceremony.

Even the pay gap between men and women by giving men maternity leave.

The pay gap between men and women will never be even until the benifits are equal. Obviously we can't remove maternity leave from women, and the paternity leave is woeful at the moment. Even it up!

Why is this idea important?

The pay gap between men and women will never be even until the benifits are equal. Obviously we can't remove maternity leave from women, and the paternity leave is woeful at the moment. Even it up!