Scrap Bank Holidays (add 8 days to annual leave)

Bank holidays just lead to horrendous congestion and queues.Why not just add the equivalent number of days to people's annual leave entitlement which would then be spread more evenly throughout the year leading to better service from banks,shops etc. which could remain open.

Why is this idea important?

Bank holidays just lead to horrendous congestion and queues.Why not just add the equivalent number of days to people's annual leave entitlement which would then be spread more evenly throughout the year leading to better service from banks,shops etc. which could remain open.

Modernise the law of treason

Anyone who owes allegiance to the Queen – that is, British citizens anywhere, foreigners resident in this country and holders of British passports (even if obtained fraudulently) – commits treason if he:

  • levies war against the Queen in the UK,
  • is adherent to the Queen's enemies in the UK or elsewhere by giving to them aid and comfort in the UK or elsewhere,
  • "compasses or imagines" the death of the King, Queen Regnant or Queen Consort, or Prince of Wales,
  • has sex (whether consensual or not) with the Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales or the Queen's "eldest daughter unmarried",
  • slays any judge in the exercise of his duties, (Treason Act 1351),
  • fights in the armed forces of a king de jure against the King de facto (Treason Act 1495),
  • attempts to prevent the next in line to the throne as appointed by law from succeeding (Act 1 Anne Stat 2 (c.21); Treason Act (Ireland) 1703), 
  • slays any of the Lords of Session or Lords Commissioners of Justiciary sitting on the bench in the exercise of their duties in Scotland,
  • counterfeits the Great Seal of Scotland (Treason Act 1708),
  • compasses or imagines "to deprive or depose our Most Gracious Lady the Queen, from the style, honour, or royal name of the imperial crown of the United Kingdom" (use of force is not required), or use force to intimidate Parliament or to change the Government, or inciting any foreigner to make an armed invasion of the UK (Treason Felony Act 1848, which can be charged as treason).

I will submit a petition to Parliament on this subject, which proposes to abolish the concept of allegiance, restrict treason to making war on the UK, helping the UK's enemies in wartime, and killing or attempting to kill the Queen.  The language of the law will be modernised, written in English and the aim is to contain the whole law of treason in one statute.

Why is this idea important?

Anyone who owes allegiance to the Queen – that is, British citizens anywhere, foreigners resident in this country and holders of British passports (even if obtained fraudulently) – commits treason if he:

  • levies war against the Queen in the UK,
  • is adherent to the Queen's enemies in the UK or elsewhere by giving to them aid and comfort in the UK or elsewhere,
  • "compasses or imagines" the death of the King, Queen Regnant or Queen Consort, or Prince of Wales,
  • has sex (whether consensual or not) with the Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales or the Queen's "eldest daughter unmarried",
  • slays any judge in the exercise of his duties, (Treason Act 1351),
  • fights in the armed forces of a king de jure against the King de facto (Treason Act 1495),
  • attempts to prevent the next in line to the throne as appointed by law from succeeding (Act 1 Anne Stat 2 (c.21); Treason Act (Ireland) 1703), 
  • slays any of the Lords of Session or Lords Commissioners of Justiciary sitting on the bench in the exercise of their duties in Scotland,
  • counterfeits the Great Seal of Scotland (Treason Act 1708),
  • compasses or imagines "to deprive or depose our Most Gracious Lady the Queen, from the style, honour, or royal name of the imperial crown of the United Kingdom" (use of force is not required), or use force to intimidate Parliament or to change the Government, or inciting any foreigner to make an armed invasion of the UK (Treason Felony Act 1848, which can be charged as treason).

I will submit a petition to Parliament on this subject, which proposes to abolish the concept of allegiance, restrict treason to making war on the UK, helping the UK's enemies in wartime, and killing or attempting to kill the Queen.  The language of the law will be modernised, written in English and the aim is to contain the whole law of treason in one statute.