Repeal the part of the Road Traffic Act 1988 on closed road for special events

Throughout Europe (and also in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man), ‘closed road’ events bring great benefit to the local communities in terms of tourism, economic prosperity and sporting kudos. The UK is at a disadvantage and is not able to reap these benefits because s.12(1), of the Road Traffic Act 1988, makes it an offence for a person to promote or take part in a race or trial of speed between motor vehicles on a public way. Though it is understandable that this legislation is directed at preventing dangerous and unregulated races and speed trials, properly monitored events can be both safe and enjoyable.  Instead of abolishing the legislation completely the new UK government could provide a mechanism to deliver a Temporary Suspension Order (in association with local authorities) that would enable a limited annual number of ‘closed road’ events to take place in England, Wales and Scotland, with the associated benefits for the regions selected. Previous studies undertaken on behalf of the Jim Clark Rally, put the figure for that one event in excess of £3m – this leads the MSA to estimate that closed road rallying for a limited number of approximately 20 events a year, could deliver substantial benefit to local areas, particularly in the low season, of between £20m and £60m a year

Why is this idea important?

Throughout Europe (and also in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man), ‘closed road’ events bring great benefit to the local communities in terms of tourism, economic prosperity and sporting kudos. The UK is at a disadvantage and is not able to reap these benefits because s.12(1), of the Road Traffic Act 1988, makes it an offence for a person to promote or take part in a race or trial of speed between motor vehicles on a public way. Though it is understandable that this legislation is directed at preventing dangerous and unregulated races and speed trials, properly monitored events can be both safe and enjoyable.  Instead of abolishing the legislation completely the new UK government could provide a mechanism to deliver a Temporary Suspension Order (in association with local authorities) that would enable a limited annual number of ‘closed road’ events to take place in England, Wales and Scotland, with the associated benefits for the regions selected. Previous studies undertaken on behalf of the Jim Clark Rally, put the figure for that one event in excess of £3m – this leads the MSA to estimate that closed road rallying for a limited number of approximately 20 events a year, could deliver substantial benefit to local areas, particularly in the low season, of between £20m and £60m a year

A referendum over elements of offensive ethnic cultures

In light of the growing demand from the electorates in many countries to outlaw cultural or religious practices that the majority find offensive, discourteous or innapropiate in a western culture, this discussion should be placed in the hands of the electorate to vote on rather than leaving it to MP's at westminster. We live in a multicultural society where allowances are made to accomadate different cultures BUT there should be a limit of that tired old phrase, freedom of expression. Society does NOT allow total and absolute freedom of expression to anyone as we all have to adhere to the preferences of the majority in any western society.  That used to be the principal of democratic states however a very small minority within Britain as well as Europe have used our generosity in F of E to use it for a radical cause celebre.

I suggest that where contentious issues like full face covering in public, polygamy, forced marriages and practices like the mutilation of female genitalia are tacitly condoned under so called F of E rights, it is beholden on the UK government to get off the fence and strike down anti-social or illegal practices.  Additionally if there are already some laws that cover parts of these issues, we the people need to see those laws actually be imlemented.

To this end it would seem a refendum should be held on these cultural issues that 66% of the country finds offensive, and leave the choice of laws that are needed to rectify this unsatisfactory situation to be decided by the electorate as a whole. MP's at westminster do not carry the moral high ground here as its the man & woman in the street that is most affected by these alien practices.

Why is this idea important?

In light of the growing demand from the electorates in many countries to outlaw cultural or religious practices that the majority find offensive, discourteous or innapropiate in a western culture, this discussion should be placed in the hands of the electorate to vote on rather than leaving it to MP's at westminster. We live in a multicultural society where allowances are made to accomadate different cultures BUT there should be a limit of that tired old phrase, freedom of expression. Society does NOT allow total and absolute freedom of expression to anyone as we all have to adhere to the preferences of the majority in any western society.  That used to be the principal of democratic states however a very small minority within Britain as well as Europe have used our generosity in F of E to use it for a radical cause celebre.

I suggest that where contentious issues like full face covering in public, polygamy, forced marriages and practices like the mutilation of female genitalia are tacitly condoned under so called F of E rights, it is beholden on the UK government to get off the fence and strike down anti-social or illegal practices.  Additionally if there are already some laws that cover parts of these issues, we the people need to see those laws actually be imlemented.

To this end it would seem a refendum should be held on these cultural issues that 66% of the country finds offensive, and leave the choice of laws that are needed to rectify this unsatisfactory situation to be decided by the electorate as a whole. MP's at westminster do not carry the moral high ground here as its the man & woman in the street that is most affected by these alien practices.

Repeal all anti-discrimination THOUGHTCRIME legislation

should be repealed because they are THOUGHTCRIME legislation

Why is this idea important?

should be repealed because they are THOUGHTCRIME legislation

Mrs Angela Essex

I would like to see the Race Relations Act repealed.  If you say you a British you are called a racist – why?  My passport says I am a British Citizen.  Yet we have moslems who have come into this country and protested violenty to insist that the laws of this country are offensive to them because of their religion.  this should not be – the law should apply to everyone – not just to some.

Why is this idea important?

I would like to see the Race Relations Act repealed.  If you say you a British you are called a racist – why?  My passport says I am a British Citizen.  Yet we have moslems who have come into this country and protested violenty to insist that the laws of this country are offensive to them because of their religion.  this should not be – the law should apply to everyone – not just to some.

Sikhs & Religious Rights

Searching Sikh Turbans at airports shold be scrapped as this is an insult as well as degrading for Sikhs.  This has already started due to the introduction of yet another EU law passed in April allowing airport security to search turbans by hand in Europe.

There needs to be more influence in Brussells from the British Government as this is effecting Sikh Travelling and living in Europe.  If we are all nunder the EU banner then why are Sikhs banned from wearing Turbans in schools in France, they are not here.

Why do we need to struggle and campaign when a Sikh is told they can not wear thier Kirpan (small sword) or their Kara (iron/steel bangle).  These are part of the 5 K's and an integral part of the Sikh Religion.  The law allows us to wear these articles of Faith, yet schools have thier own laws and it ends up in the high court and destroys a child's education in the process. 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

Searching Sikh Turbans at airports shold be scrapped as this is an insult as well as degrading for Sikhs.  This has already started due to the introduction of yet another EU law passed in April allowing airport security to search turbans by hand in Europe.

There needs to be more influence in Brussells from the British Government as this is effecting Sikh Travelling and living in Europe.  If we are all nunder the EU banner then why are Sikhs banned from wearing Turbans in schools in France, they are not here.

Why do we need to struggle and campaign when a Sikh is told they can not wear thier Kirpan (small sword) or their Kara (iron/steel bangle).  These are part of the 5 K's and an integral part of the Sikh Religion.  The law allows us to wear these articles of Faith, yet schools have thier own laws and it ends up in the high court and destroys a child's education in the process. 

 

 

Repeal Positive Discrimination (Part 11, Chapter 2) – Equality Act 2010

Repeal the provisions made for employers to positively discriminate against people of a certain age, race, sex or religious belief. 

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the provisions made for employers to positively discriminate against people of a certain age, race, sex or religious belief. 

Stop collecting pointless and intrusive public statistics

In the last census, and in public forms since then, I am asked to specify my "race" from a list of options.  This question is intrusive and pointless.  Many people are of mixed race, while others have an ancestor of one race, but the appearance of another.  For all these people, the question is meaningless.  Anthropologists agree that the term "race" has no precise objective meaning, so the question can only mean "What race do you think you belong to?"  Why should I identify myself with one race or another?

Because of these confusions, the terminology used is also offensive.  I have a daughter-in-law of Japanese parentage, who had to classify herself in the census as "oriental other".  I had to apologise to her for it.

The purpose of this data collection is presumably to find out if public bodies are treating different races fairly.  I see no point in this.  Racial discrimination is an offence in the mind of the discriminator, not something which can be tested objectively.  Collecting the statistics will not solve whatever problem exists (if it indeed exists).

The only valid question in the census which relates to this area is to ask whether one or other of my parents was born outside the UK.  That will give some idea of population movements.

 

 

 

 

Why is this idea important?

In the last census, and in public forms since then, I am asked to specify my "race" from a list of options.  This question is intrusive and pointless.  Many people are of mixed race, while others have an ancestor of one race, but the appearance of another.  For all these people, the question is meaningless.  Anthropologists agree that the term "race" has no precise objective meaning, so the question can only mean "What race do you think you belong to?"  Why should I identify myself with one race or another?

Because of these confusions, the terminology used is also offensive.  I have a daughter-in-law of Japanese parentage, who had to classify herself in the census as "oriental other".  I had to apologise to her for it.

The purpose of this data collection is presumably to find out if public bodies are treating different races fairly.  I see no point in this.  Racial discrimination is an offence in the mind of the discriminator, not something which can be tested objectively.  Collecting the statistics will not solve whatever problem exists (if it indeed exists).

The only valid question in the census which relates to this area is to ask whether one or other of my parents was born outside the UK.  That will give some idea of population movements.

 

 

 

 

Repeal the Race Relations Acts

The Race Relations Acts were first enacted over forty years ago by Roy Jenkins as blatant social engineering. They have straight-jacketed open debate of racial issues, are contrary to the common sense of human nature and have distorted social attitudes. They are iniquitous and should be repealed so that priority can once again be given to English people in jobs, housing, schooling, health-care, welfare and so forth; then immigrants would have no incentive to either come here or remain here and a natural social balance would be restored.

Why is this idea important?

The Race Relations Acts were first enacted over forty years ago by Roy Jenkins as blatant social engineering. They have straight-jacketed open debate of racial issues, are contrary to the common sense of human nature and have distorted social attitudes. They are iniquitous and should be repealed so that priority can once again be given to English people in jobs, housing, schooling, health-care, welfare and so forth; then immigrants would have no incentive to either come here or remain here and a natural social balance would be restored.

define racist crime.

at the moment there is no definition on racism, "anything that the victim percieves to be racist"

other other crimes are defined. the law is black and white no grey areas.

sort out what is racist and what people can and cannot say/do

Why is this idea important?

at the moment there is no definition on racism, "anything that the victim percieves to be racist"

other other crimes are defined. the law is black and white no grey areas.

sort out what is racist and what people can and cannot say/do

Racially-aggravated Crime Sections of 1998 Crime & Disorder Act

Scrap the concept of a racially aggravated offense, including racially aggravated assault and racially aggravated criminal damage.

The seriousness of an assault or criminal damage is increased because of the alledged opinions or attitudes of the criminal towards the victim. This section of the Act effectively  introduced "Thought Crime".

Why is this idea important?

Scrap the concept of a racially aggravated offense, including racially aggravated assault and racially aggravated criminal damage.

The seriousness of an assault or criminal damage is increased because of the alledged opinions or attitudes of the criminal towards the victim. This section of the Act effectively  introduced "Thought Crime".

Race, Religion and Gender Legislation

I move to erase from the Statutory Book the Race Relations Act of 1976 and all other legislation regarding 'positive discrimination' and legislation that penalises people for expressing their personal views whatever controversial these views might be. Forms requiring people to specify their race, religion and gender should also be made illegal. People should only be considered in terms of their talents and virtues.

Why is this idea important?

I move to erase from the Statutory Book the Race Relations Act of 1976 and all other legislation regarding 'positive discrimination' and legislation that penalises people for expressing their personal views whatever controversial these views might be. Forms requiring people to specify their race, religion and gender should also be made illegal. People should only be considered in terms of their talents and virtues.