Cabbies asking if you have the plague

'It is illegal for cab drivers to carry rabid dogs or corpses and by law they must ask all passengers if they have small pox or the plague.'

This law needs scrapping.

Maybe I don't want to tell a taxi driver my medical history….

Why is this idea important?

'It is illegal for cab drivers to carry rabid dogs or corpses and by law they must ask all passengers if they have small pox or the plague.'

This law needs scrapping.

Maybe I don't want to tell a taxi driver my medical history….

Repeal Diving at Work Regulations 1997 for Recreational Training

The Diving at Work Regulations 1997 regulations apply to all scuba diving for training in the UK. This includes both commercial and volunteer training. These regulations have been applied despite adequate self regulation by scuba diving training agencies (e.g. PADI, BSAC, etc). These regulations introduce unnecessary paperwork and effort, including:

  • Yearly medical checks for instructors
  • HSE risk assessments (including non-commercial instructors)
  • Redundancy of safety equipment – every group having their own emergency oxygen, when it could be provided at a central point at established diving locations
  • Unnecessary staffing requirements – this should be dictated by local conditions not blanket rules


These rules should be relaxed, eliminated or replaced by rules that are specifically designed for the wide range of conditions encountered in UK scuba diving training.

These regulations might be usefully retained for scuba diving involving police work, engineering work, etc. I am focusing on recreational diving training here.

Why is this idea important?

The Diving at Work Regulations 1997 regulations apply to all scuba diving for training in the UK. This includes both commercial and volunteer training. These regulations have been applied despite adequate self regulation by scuba diving training agencies (e.g. PADI, BSAC, etc). These regulations introduce unnecessary paperwork and effort, including:

  • Yearly medical checks for instructors
  • HSE risk assessments (including non-commercial instructors)
  • Redundancy of safety equipment – every group having their own emergency oxygen, when it could be provided at a central point at established diving locations
  • Unnecessary staffing requirements – this should be dictated by local conditions not blanket rules


These rules should be relaxed, eliminated or replaced by rules that are specifically designed for the wide range of conditions encountered in UK scuba diving training.

These regulations might be usefully retained for scuba diving involving police work, engineering work, etc. I am focusing on recreational diving training here.

STOP 4 hour waiting targets in A&E

I'm a doctor who has worked extensively in A&E. 4 hour waiting targets seem like a great idea, the public feel they will be seen and treated quicker. I have seen, unfortunately, many episodes of patient care being compromised by the 4 hour waiting target. Patients will simply be moved out of the department after 4 hours if they require an admission regardless of whether essential treatment has been completed or not. I've seen patient's not get essential blood tests/ECGs/x-rays as the Nursing staff have been too panicked by the wrath they will incur from management if the patients "breech". I have seen a patient die as they were transferred to an inappropriate ward to make sure they did not breech when they were very unwell and did not get highlighted to the doctors on call. The four hour waiting target compromises patient care and makes A&E even more stressful and challenging when Doctors and Nurses should be concentrating on making correct decisions in patient care and management. I think patient flow through A&E needs to be focused on but an arbitary, inflexible target of 4 hours is dangerous. I personally have been forced into making a rushed decision on the care of a 1 year old child as they were about to breech the 4 hour target. What if this was your child?

Why is this idea important?

I'm a doctor who has worked extensively in A&E. 4 hour waiting targets seem like a great idea, the public feel they will be seen and treated quicker. I have seen, unfortunately, many episodes of patient care being compromised by the 4 hour waiting target. Patients will simply be moved out of the department after 4 hours if they require an admission regardless of whether essential treatment has been completed or not. I've seen patient's not get essential blood tests/ECGs/x-rays as the Nursing staff have been too panicked by the wrath they will incur from management if the patients "breech". I have seen a patient die as they were transferred to an inappropriate ward to make sure they did not breech when they were very unwell and did not get highlighted to the doctors on call. The four hour waiting target compromises patient care and makes A&E even more stressful and challenging when Doctors and Nurses should be concentrating on making correct decisions in patient care and management. I think patient flow through A&E needs to be focused on but an arbitary, inflexible target of 4 hours is dangerous. I personally have been forced into making a rushed decision on the care of a 1 year old child as they were about to breech the 4 hour target. What if this was your child?

Make it unlawful for the authorities to detain anyone under the Mental Health Act based on the testimonies of relatives or employers

There can now be no doubt that radical changes to the Mental Health Act are long overdue in the UK.

The clause in the Mental Health Act which currently stipulates that someone detained under Section 4 can only be discharged with the agreement of a spouse or family member must be urgently reviewed.  Many single people are the victims of hate crimes perpetuated by their own relatives that can extend over an entire lifetime, and more should be done to protect individuals from the damaging effects of sibling envy, not to mention the clinical effects of munchausen syndrome by proxy, or the corrupting influences of politicised welfare.  The causes of misdiagnosis can be highly complex these days and the referral process still maintains many of the features of the old Victorian asylum system, which relies heavily on the collaboration of spouses or family members to effectively strip someone of their basic human rights.

David Mitchell, a novelist who obviously has some insight into the problems associated with inverted projection or familial hate crime, satirized the sadistic power play that can poison family relations when the state plays a strategic hand in things.  In his 2005 novel, Timothy Cavendish is an independent publisher who turns to his rich financier brother for help when he is pursued by a gang of ruthless money lenders.  To all intents and purposes, his brother appears a paragon of virtue and kindness when he arranges for him to take a short holiday at a secret, undisclosed retreat.  However, it is only when Cavendish finds the accommodation a little too institutionalised for his liking that he discovers that his brother has, in fact, craftily had him admitted to a private residual care home all along (it was set in the 1980s, after all!).   Of course, Mitchell's fictional character eventually manages to escape with hilarious results.  But the wider issue of sibling hate crime nevertheless remains one of those inconvenient truths that is rarely even acknowledged by clinical psychiatrists workingin the field even today.

Of course, families often merely allow themselves to become the dupes of institutionalised processes, which are designed to marginalise and reduce the benefits status of those who have either fallen victim to discriminative practice in the workplace, or whose non-conformist approach to life may well have led them to become self-employed freelancers and therefore free from the usual lifestyle constraints imposed on public sector workers.   Meanwhile, others may have had such sublime independence forced on them by successive governments owing to the the long-term effects of short-term contracting or intermittent spells of unemployment.  This is precisely why families should not be awarded any formal powers of attorney which allow them to interfere or meddle in the lives of individuals whom they happen to be related to by birth.  What would have happened to Able, after all, if Cain had simply been able to ring up his local mental health unit and slyly express concerns about his brother's ability to cope with the responsibility of running his father's olive farm?  Just think, the whole course of Judao-Christian mythology might have been intrinsically altered beyond recognition.

 

 

      

 

Why is this idea important?

There can now be no doubt that radical changes to the Mental Health Act are long overdue in the UK.

The clause in the Mental Health Act which currently stipulates that someone detained under Section 4 can only be discharged with the agreement of a spouse or family member must be urgently reviewed.  Many single people are the victims of hate crimes perpetuated by their own relatives that can extend over an entire lifetime, and more should be done to protect individuals from the damaging effects of sibling envy, not to mention the clinical effects of munchausen syndrome by proxy, or the corrupting influences of politicised welfare.  The causes of misdiagnosis can be highly complex these days and the referral process still maintains many of the features of the old Victorian asylum system, which relies heavily on the collaboration of spouses or family members to effectively strip someone of their basic human rights.

David Mitchell, a novelist who obviously has some insight into the problems associated with inverted projection or familial hate crime, satirized the sadistic power play that can poison family relations when the state plays a strategic hand in things.  In his 2005 novel, Timothy Cavendish is an independent publisher who turns to his rich financier brother for help when he is pursued by a gang of ruthless money lenders.  To all intents and purposes, his brother appears a paragon of virtue and kindness when he arranges for him to take a short holiday at a secret, undisclosed retreat.  However, it is only when Cavendish finds the accommodation a little too institutionalised for his liking that he discovers that his brother has, in fact, craftily had him admitted to a private residual care home all along (it was set in the 1980s, after all!).   Of course, Mitchell's fictional character eventually manages to escape with hilarious results.  But the wider issue of sibling hate crime nevertheless remains one of those inconvenient truths that is rarely even acknowledged by clinical psychiatrists workingin the field even today.

Of course, families often merely allow themselves to become the dupes of institutionalised processes, which are designed to marginalise and reduce the benefits status of those who have either fallen victim to discriminative practice in the workplace, or whose non-conformist approach to life may well have led them to become self-employed freelancers and therefore free from the usual lifestyle constraints imposed on public sector workers.   Meanwhile, others may have had such sublime independence forced on them by successive governments owing to the the long-term effects of short-term contracting or intermittent spells of unemployment.  This is precisely why families should not be awarded any formal powers of attorney which allow them to interfere or meddle in the lives of individuals whom they happen to be related to by birth.  What would have happened to Able, after all, if Cain had simply been able to ring up his local mental health unit and slyly express concerns about his brother's ability to cope with the responsibility of running his father's olive farm?  Just think, the whole course of Judao-Christian mythology might have been intrinsically altered beyond recognition.

 

 

      

 

School Uniform / Indipendence

School uniforms have gone completely and utterly out of control.

In a GSCE year of school, me and my classmates are not allowed to go in lessons which are crucial to our exams and learning if we are wearing clothes made of the wrong material.

School uniforms are often hot and uncomphortable, when talking about uniforms teachers always say how smart it makes us look…Why does that matter? A school is a place of comphorted learning, in a world where theres no air conditioning in schools and broken heaters, Children should be allowed to dress appropriatley for the weather, obviously schools have the opportunity to put patronising rules into place such as no swearing etc.

 

We are told we are adults (or young adults) over and over again, IWe're told how we're treat like adults and given responsibility, how is forcing us into communist-type uniforms helping in any way?

 

Also children are asked not to come into school if they have an 'unapporopriate' hair colour…REALLY…? If someone has say…a star shaved into their head, it's not allowed and must be shaved out. If someone gets say purple streaks in their black hair…No allowed.

Why is this idea important?

School uniforms have gone completely and utterly out of control.

In a GSCE year of school, me and my classmates are not allowed to go in lessons which are crucial to our exams and learning if we are wearing clothes made of the wrong material.

School uniforms are often hot and uncomphortable, when talking about uniforms teachers always say how smart it makes us look…Why does that matter? A school is a place of comphorted learning, in a world where theres no air conditioning in schools and broken heaters, Children should be allowed to dress appropriatley for the weather, obviously schools have the opportunity to put patronising rules into place such as no swearing etc.

 

We are told we are adults (or young adults) over and over again, IWe're told how we're treat like adults and given responsibility, how is forcing us into communist-type uniforms helping in any way?

 

Also children are asked not to come into school if they have an 'unapporopriate' hair colour…REALLY…? If someone has say…a star shaved into their head, it's not allowed and must be shaved out. If someone gets say purple streaks in their black hair…No allowed.

Medical cannabis ,legal

My idea is to get this passed so people can get self help, to combat a number of health problems  , also to cut expensive medical bills from hospitals , also will cut petty crime ,also will stop an illegal billion pound industry , taking money out of the british econemy. Also it will generate money with the sale of this product …. billions can be made from this , also it is 100% green ,

Why is this idea important?

My idea is to get this passed so people can get self help, to combat a number of health problems  , also to cut expensive medical bills from hospitals , also will cut petty crime ,also will stop an illegal billion pound industry , taking money out of the british econemy. Also it will generate money with the sale of this product …. billions can be made from this , also it is 100% green ,

Removal of the Second Doctor’s Signature Requirement In Order to Procure an Abortion

The Abortion Act in the UK allows abortion under certain circumstances, which must be agreed on by two separate doctors.

In practice, abortion is provided on demand, and the second doctor's signature is superflous. It has created an unessecary beaurocratic part of the process and it serves no purpose. Removal of the requirement would bring an outdated act in line with modern practice.

Why is this idea important?

The Abortion Act in the UK allows abortion under certain circumstances, which must be agreed on by two separate doctors.

In practice, abortion is provided on demand, and the second doctor's signature is superflous. It has created an unessecary beaurocratic part of the process and it serves no purpose. Removal of the requirement would bring an outdated act in line with modern practice.