Repeal all terrorism acts from 2001 onwards in their entirety II

Repeal the following acts completely: Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, Criminal Justice Act 2003, Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, Terrorism Act 2006, Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

There may be a very small number of specific provisions worth saving from these acts, such as the repeal of the offences of sedition and obscene libel in the 2009 Coroners and Justice Act. These are very few in number and can be incorporated into a new bill, subject to fresh parliamentary scrutiny and approval. However, rather than try to tamper with the aforementioned bills, they are best scrapped in their entirety, as there is almost nothing of value in any of them.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the following acts completely: Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001, Criminal Justice Act 2003, Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, Terrorism Act 2006, Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

There may be a very small number of specific provisions worth saving from these acts, such as the repeal of the offences of sedition and obscene libel in the 2009 Coroners and Justice Act. These are very few in number and can be incorporated into a new bill, subject to fresh parliamentary scrutiny and approval. However, rather than try to tamper with the aforementioned bills, they are best scrapped in their entirety, as there is almost nothing of value in any of them.

Amendment or repeal of POCA 2002

The POCA 2002 needs to be either repealed or dramatically amended as it is a conviluted

 contradictary Act that is drafted in the most fragmented and unclear way.

  The wisest members of the judiciary strugle to make complete sence of various sections, so what chance does the average Crown Court judge or defence advocate have of attempting to ensure justice is fairly done.Especially when the poor old judge is given little training on this outlandish Act, and is so busy dealing with other duties. 

Why is this idea important?

The POCA 2002 needs to be either repealed or dramatically amended as it is a conviluted

 contradictary Act that is drafted in the most fragmented and unclear way.

  The wisest members of the judiciary strugle to make complete sence of various sections, so what chance does the average Crown Court judge or defence advocate have of attempting to ensure justice is fairly done.Especially when the poor old judge is given little training on this outlandish Act, and is so busy dealing with other duties. 

Return to maximum of three days detention without charge

Until recently three days was the maximum period a person could be held without charge. It is an affront to human rights for anyone to be held for longer than this regardless of the offence they may be suspected of.  Current legislation allowing police to hold terrorist suspects for 40 days without charge must be repealed.

Why is this idea important?

Until recently three days was the maximum period a person could be held without charge. It is an affront to human rights for anyone to be held for longer than this regardless of the offence they may be suspected of.  Current legislation allowing police to hold terrorist suspects for 40 days without charge must be repealed.

Control orders are for totalitarian states only

If Britain is to continue its former role as being an ambassador for freedom to the World, it must get rid of the police state tactic of using control orders. The due process of law is a British tradition which is being undermined by the use of control orders.

Why is this idea important?

If Britain is to continue its former role as being an ambassador for freedom to the World, it must get rid of the police state tactic of using control orders. The due process of law is a British tradition which is being undermined by the use of control orders.

Who is in charge intelligence services or govt? it makes me wonder

Amnesty say govt rely on information gathered by an intelligence service they never see. When govt set up plans and intelligence service ignore wishes, it makes me wonder if they do visit this dept. ever.

Are they a law unto themselves without anybody making things govt want happen?

Do they just ignore govt. wishes and see what govt. do about it? It seems that way at present.

Why is this idea important?

Amnesty say govt rely on information gathered by an intelligence service they never see. When govt set up plans and intelligence service ignore wishes, it makes me wonder if they do visit this dept. ever.

Are they a law unto themselves without anybody making things govt want happen?

Do they just ignore govt. wishes and see what govt. do about it? It seems that way at present.

Repeal the criminal justice bill laws relating to free parties & raves

Allocate by order areas of land through out the country where free parties festvals &raves can take place without the draconian criminal justice bill criminalising good organisers of these events,it will stop binge drinking culture ,local organisers can access these plots by applying to thier local council &working with them ,this also encourages true free enterprise with many opportunities for ordinary people to earn a living.Its not rocket science,true free enterprise can free people from benefit culture.

Why is this idea important?

Allocate by order areas of land through out the country where free parties festvals &raves can take place without the draconian criminal justice bill criminalising good organisers of these events,it will stop binge drinking culture ,local organisers can access these plots by applying to thier local council &working with them ,this also encourages true free enterprise with many opportunities for ordinary people to earn a living.Its not rocket science,true free enterprise can free people from benefit culture.

Restricting civil liberties in the name of security will be the end of freedom.

If we cannot trust the rule of law to bring the guilty to justice and THEREBY deter crime….any crime, terrorism included…then there is little point to maintaining the fiction of equal justice under the law. We already know that for the most part, the rich and the powerful get better justice than the poor (and like it that way) but we should be very very wary of undoing what equality we have left to accommodate terrorists….And that is exactly what we would be doing…helping them succeed in their goals of destroying democracy. Robert R Newport M.D. USA

Why is this idea important?

If we cannot trust the rule of law to bring the guilty to justice and THEREBY deter crime….any crime, terrorism included…then there is little point to maintaining the fiction of equal justice under the law. We already know that for the most part, the rich and the powerful get better justice than the poor (and like it that way) but we should be very very wary of undoing what equality we have left to accommodate terrorists….And that is exactly what we would be doing…helping them succeed in their goals of destroying democracy. Robert R Newport M.D. USA

DVLA data: stop misuse

The data that car owners are required to give to the government, rightly, should not be sold on to car park companies, "civil enforcement" racketeers and clamping cowboys. Their access should be retricted to searches paid for, if need be, in the course of civil proceedingsd, properly restricted, not just handed out to those who want to make a profit out of the public.

Why is this idea important?

The data that car owners are required to give to the government, rightly, should not be sold on to car park companies, "civil enforcement" racketeers and clamping cowboys. Their access should be retricted to searches paid for, if need be, in the course of civil proceedingsd, properly restricted, not just handed out to those who want to make a profit out of the public.

Abolish Control Orders

Control Orders go against everything that we once understood as 'British justice' and thus endanger putting Britain amongst those countries with the worst records on human rights. Is this how the government wants Britain to be viewed?

Why is this idea important?

Control Orders go against everything that we once understood as 'British justice' and thus endanger putting Britain amongst those countries with the worst records on human rights. Is this how the government wants Britain to be viewed?

Abolish Control Orders.

Control Orders are incompatible with human rights, civil liberties, and Common Law.  Their existence brings our judicial system into disrepute, and I believe that they should be abolished forthwith.

Why is this idea important?

Control Orders are incompatible with human rights, civil liberties, and Common Law.  Their existence brings our judicial system into disrepute, and I believe that they should be abolished forthwith.

Restore civil liberties eroded by last government

The introduction of Control Orders which can severely restrict individual freedoms, and deny even family access, without any convictions against a person, was a shameful piece of legislation – and its practice demonstrated how degrading it was – and should be repealed.

Further, the widespread introduction of surveillance cameras and of sound monitoring as well, and the far too 'liberal' discretion with which police forces can employ such methods in comparison with the denial of ordinary civil rights, through the guise of anti-terrorism, needs to be brought to a halt, and reasonable presumptions of innocence restored.

Why is this idea important?

The introduction of Control Orders which can severely restrict individual freedoms, and deny even family access, without any convictions against a person, was a shameful piece of legislation – and its practice demonstrated how degrading it was – and should be repealed.

Further, the widespread introduction of surveillance cameras and of sound monitoring as well, and the far too 'liberal' discretion with which police forces can employ such methods in comparison with the denial of ordinary civil rights, through the guise of anti-terrorism, needs to be brought to a halt, and reasonable presumptions of innocence restored.

the have got police, inteliigence service, echelon, phone tapping, CCTV, isn’t this enough to catch them? should be!

The intelligence services have access to emails, phone tapping (not allowed in court), following powers to nab terrorists.

They don't need to tag them, or lock them up for 42 days without trial. If we do, what are police and intelligence service doing wrong?

 

They have got a police service to catch them with, plenty of them, and an intelligence service to catch them with. If they can't catch them without tagging and restricting movements of potentially innocent people, what improvements do we need to make to police and intelligence forces to catch them without locking them up to force confessions out of them and tagging them, Police are numerous enough to catch them at anything, they also have CCTV as well which is almost tagging! Thye need more staff to analyse the CCTV info!! which they say is too time consuming to do and only staff this when trying to catch a murderer?

Why is this idea important?

The intelligence services have access to emails, phone tapping (not allowed in court), following powers to nab terrorists.

They don't need to tag them, or lock them up for 42 days without trial. If we do, what are police and intelligence service doing wrong?

 

They have got a police service to catch them with, plenty of them, and an intelligence service to catch them with. If they can't catch them without tagging and restricting movements of potentially innocent people, what improvements do we need to make to police and intelligence forces to catch them without locking them up to force confessions out of them and tagging them, Police are numerous enough to catch them at anything, they also have CCTV as well which is almost tagging! Thye need more staff to analyse the CCTV info!! which they say is too time consuming to do and only staff this when trying to catch a murderer?

Why Control Orders should be scrapped

There is no place for 'laws' which are internationally illegal. Their effects shame me and all citizens of this country and I wish no part of Government actions which do this.

Why is this idea important?

There is no place for 'laws' which are internationally illegal. Their effects shame me and all citizens of this country and I wish no part of Government actions which do this.

no republic for any commonwealth country state or territory

until all such entities adhere to the westminster system and all checks and balances are in place. without a bicameral system in place a republic is a distinct possibility and all that that implies i.e. dictatorship, loss of liberty, freedom of speech, indoctrination etc.

suggest all those entities which do not adhere are subjected to trade embargos or some similar sanction. the rule of law is essential for a truly democratic system and the right of an individual to a fair trial, and to be able to appeal to a higher authority against a sentence length. deprivation of liberty in prison is punnishment enough. humiliation, torture are not the hallmarks of a civilised society which should have detention facilities with the minimal facilities in place.

Why is this idea important?

until all such entities adhere to the westminster system and all checks and balances are in place. without a bicameral system in place a republic is a distinct possibility and all that that implies i.e. dictatorship, loss of liberty, freedom of speech, indoctrination etc.

suggest all those entities which do not adhere are subjected to trade embargos or some similar sanction. the rule of law is essential for a truly democratic system and the right of an individual to a fair trial, and to be able to appeal to a higher authority against a sentence length. deprivation of liberty in prison is punnishment enough. humiliation, torture are not the hallmarks of a civilised society which should have detention facilities with the minimal facilities in place.

REDUCE CORRUPTION AND ABUSE BY SCALING OFFENCES

I WAS JAILED FOR BLACKMAIL IN 2007 – FOR THE PROSECUTION IT WAS THE SIMPLEST THING – I HAD MADE DEMANDS MY EMPLOYER PAID ME FOR WORK UNPAID

ALL THE CROWN PROSECUTION HAD TO DO WAS FEIGN AND PRETEND THE WORK UNPAID WAS NOT UNPAID AND THEY HIT ME WITH BLACKMAIL WHICH CARRIES A 14 YEAR TERM OF IMPRISONMENT

WE HAVE BEEN AT THE MERCY OF A STUPID CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM DESIGNED BY THE LORDS TO KEEP THE PEASANTS IN THEIR PLACE AND CRUSH AND IMPRISON THEM IF THEY DARE TO RISE

MY EMPLOYER MADE HIMSELF INTO A LORD AND TOLD THE POLICE TO ARREST ME

IN PRISON I MET A LAD THAT ONE DAY HAD A JEALOUS QUARREL WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND – HE WAS IN THE KITCHEN AND HE TOOK A HOT POTATO OFF A TRAY AND SMEARED IT ON HER FACE IN A JEALOUS RAGE

SHE DID NOT TREAT THE BURN PROPERLY AND THE BURN INFECTED – WHEN IT INFECTED IT BURST THE SKIN AND BECAME ACTUAL BODILY HARM TO GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM – HE STUPIDLY WAS TOLD TO PLEAD GUILTY TO GBH NOT KNOWING WHAT HE WAS GETTING HIMSELF IN TO – HE GOT 8 YEARS

HE WAS A BIRMINGHAM COUNCIL CLERK WITH NO PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

MY IDEA IS YOU BREAK DOWN EACH OF THESE STUPID SERIOUS OFFENCES INTO GRADE 1, 2 AND 3 WHERE 3 IS VERY SERIOUS AND 1 NOT SERIOUS

 

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

I WAS JAILED FOR BLACKMAIL IN 2007 – FOR THE PROSECUTION IT WAS THE SIMPLEST THING – I HAD MADE DEMANDS MY EMPLOYER PAID ME FOR WORK UNPAID

ALL THE CROWN PROSECUTION HAD TO DO WAS FEIGN AND PRETEND THE WORK UNPAID WAS NOT UNPAID AND THEY HIT ME WITH BLACKMAIL WHICH CARRIES A 14 YEAR TERM OF IMPRISONMENT

WE HAVE BEEN AT THE MERCY OF A STUPID CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM DESIGNED BY THE LORDS TO KEEP THE PEASANTS IN THEIR PLACE AND CRUSH AND IMPRISON THEM IF THEY DARE TO RISE

MY EMPLOYER MADE HIMSELF INTO A LORD AND TOLD THE POLICE TO ARREST ME

IN PRISON I MET A LAD THAT ONE DAY HAD A JEALOUS QUARREL WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND – HE WAS IN THE KITCHEN AND HE TOOK A HOT POTATO OFF A TRAY AND SMEARED IT ON HER FACE IN A JEALOUS RAGE

SHE DID NOT TREAT THE BURN PROPERLY AND THE BURN INFECTED – WHEN IT INFECTED IT BURST THE SKIN AND BECAME ACTUAL BODILY HARM TO GRIEVOUS BODILY HARM – HE STUPIDLY WAS TOLD TO PLEAD GUILTY TO GBH NOT KNOWING WHAT HE WAS GETTING HIMSELF IN TO – HE GOT 8 YEARS

HE WAS A BIRMINGHAM COUNCIL CLERK WITH NO PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

MY IDEA IS YOU BREAK DOWN EACH OF THESE STUPID SERIOUS OFFENCES INTO GRADE 1, 2 AND 3 WHERE 3 IS VERY SERIOUS AND 1 NOT SERIOUS

 

 

 

 

School detention is is against human rights

An end to school detention, this is a form of inprisonment against a person's will, usually the result of alittle bit of horse play.

Surely the act of detention is unlawful imprisonment and kidnapping. normally with a ransom being issued for a person to do something in return for freedom.

Why is this idea important?

An end to school detention, this is a form of inprisonment against a person's will, usually the result of alittle bit of horse play.

Surely the act of detention is unlawful imprisonment and kidnapping. normally with a ransom being issued for a person to do something in return for freedom.

THE EXTRADITION TREATY WITH THE US of A.

The extradition treaty with the USA is possibly the most unfair, unjust and sycophantic piece of legislation that any UK government has passed in a long, long time. It needs to be abolished immediately.

We need to introduce a new extradition treaty with the USA which is fair to the British people. Which is just to the British people and Which defends the British people their liberty and their interests.

We need a new treaty with the USA which requires the US authorities to put all the evidence at their disposal in front of the British court. This will allow the accused to see the evidence and defend him or herself accordingly.  Only crimes which are a crime in the UK will be considered by the court. Nothing else.

Why is this idea important?

The extradition treaty with the USA is possibly the most unfair, unjust and sycophantic piece of legislation that any UK government has passed in a long, long time. It needs to be abolished immediately.

We need to introduce a new extradition treaty with the USA which is fair to the British people. Which is just to the British people and Which defends the British people their liberty and their interests.

We need a new treaty with the USA which requires the US authorities to put all the evidence at their disposal in front of the British court. This will allow the accused to see the evidence and defend him or herself accordingly.  Only crimes which are a crime in the UK will be considered by the court. Nothing else.

Everyone is entitled to a fair trial

The government  must not deny people  a fair hearing in a court of law.  Everyone is supposedly innocent until proved guilty.  This must apply without exception to everyone. 

Why is this idea important?

The government  must not deny people  a fair hearing in a court of law.  Everyone is supposedly innocent until proved guilty.  This must apply without exception to everyone. 

Create a British “Bill of Rights”

A lot of the ideas submitted here for repealing laws etc are good. But they will inevitably involve a huge amount of work by government to modify/change/alter existing laws and some of that will unlikely achieve what many people want, which is to roll back the state and limit its powers in a number of areas.

IMV a far better idea is to draft a "British Bill of Rights" which would cut right across many of the intrusive and police-state laws we have seen introduced over the last 13 years.

Why is this idea important?

A lot of the ideas submitted here for repealing laws etc are good. But they will inevitably involve a huge amount of work by government to modify/change/alter existing laws and some of that will unlikely achieve what many people want, which is to roll back the state and limit its powers in a number of areas.

IMV a far better idea is to draft a "British Bill of Rights" which would cut right across many of the intrusive and police-state laws we have seen introduced over the last 13 years.

Fair trial

I strongly believe that everyone is entitled to a fair and open trial if suspected of wrong doing, what ever that may be. If someone is accused of a crime they must be given a fair trial, no excuses, no detention without a fair and open trial. Our freedom is one of the most important values of living in the UK and I fear it is slowly being eroded.

Susan Gilchrist

Why is this idea important?

I strongly believe that everyone is entitled to a fair and open trial if suspected of wrong doing, what ever that may be. If someone is accused of a crime they must be given a fair trial, no excuses, no detention without a fair and open trial. Our freedom is one of the most important values of living in the UK and I fear it is slowly being eroded.

Susan Gilchrist