Add criticism into relgious education.

I propose that equal criticisms of all religions should be taught in schools.

The entire key stage 4 of religious education is about Christianity and what the bible says. There should be sections on using logic to defeat god, evidence against relgion, bible criticisms, the evil in the bible (millions of murders in the name of god or ordered by god) or the morality of relgions that are wrong.

Why is this idea important?

I propose that equal criticisms of all religions should be taught in schools.

The entire key stage 4 of religious education is about Christianity and what the bible says. There should be sections on using logic to defeat god, evidence against relgion, bible criticisms, the evil in the bible (millions of murders in the name of god or ordered by god) or the morality of relgions that are wrong.

Enhanced rights to health care.

We  all think that if we are ill the NHS will care for us.

SOmetimes that happens.

SOMETIMES it doesn't happen!

A big problem in the NHS is that patients are turned away due to internal politics of health trusts, discrimination, the over inflated ego of the individual doctor, punishment for challenging  medical opinion when it is wrong and sadly, sometimes because of ignorance on the part of NHS employees.

When things go wrong because of this it comes to public attention if the patient dies  as a result or suffers immediate and devastating effects.

The rest of those turned away are left to struggle on and hope that things don't get worse.

Action is needed NOW to ensure that this sort of thing stops – patients shouid be able to log their incident with the service provider and the doctor or other clinician should be required to make a written explanation of their decision.

Why is this idea important?

We  all think that if we are ill the NHS will care for us.

SOmetimes that happens.

SOMETIMES it doesn't happen!

A big problem in the NHS is that patients are turned away due to internal politics of health trusts, discrimination, the over inflated ego of the individual doctor, punishment for challenging  medical opinion when it is wrong and sadly, sometimes because of ignorance on the part of NHS employees.

When things go wrong because of this it comes to public attention if the patient dies  as a result or suffers immediate and devastating effects.

The rest of those turned away are left to struggle on and hope that things don't get worse.

Action is needed NOW to ensure that this sort of thing stops – patients shouid be able to log their incident with the service provider and the doctor or other clinician should be required to make a written explanation of their decision.

getting fed up

of people thinking motability cars for disabled people are free

they are not, If i want to get a motability car i have to give up the mobility componant of my DLA, which is nearly £50 a week. then some cars require a deposit to be paid, and not all adaptations to the cars are free either.

And on the subject of why 4×4's are available on the motability scheme, i think you will find that most people that get these are people who cannot get out of their wheelchairs or it would be easier for all concerned if they didnt have to keep getting in and out of their chairs, so they have to have bigger vehicles in order to be able to get in the vehicles, and the deposit for these bigger vehicles is in the the thousands of pounds, far from free.

so, what i am asking is, that the government informs the public of what the system is for getting a motability car, and to stop making people think disabled people are getting anything for free from left right and centre, we are not!!

Why is this idea important?

of people thinking motability cars for disabled people are free

they are not, If i want to get a motability car i have to give up the mobility componant of my DLA, which is nearly £50 a week. then some cars require a deposit to be paid, and not all adaptations to the cars are free either.

And on the subject of why 4×4's are available on the motability scheme, i think you will find that most people that get these are people who cannot get out of their wheelchairs or it would be easier for all concerned if they didnt have to keep getting in and out of their chairs, so they have to have bigger vehicles in order to be able to get in the vehicles, and the deposit for these bigger vehicles is in the the thousands of pounds, far from free.

so, what i am asking is, that the government informs the public of what the system is for getting a motability car, and to stop making people think disabled people are getting anything for free from left right and centre, we are not!!

Freedom from the public’s lack of understanding of the Motability schemes!

This site and the spending challenge site have more than adaquately revealed that the general public do not undrestand or have sufficient knowledge of the motability scheme.

This is evident in crass comments about 'Free cars' and the type of cars available.

It is also evident in the fact that none of the posters mention the fact that Motability is NOT a government department and is not funded by the government!  They also fail to notice that the main gainers in this scheme are the banks – they make a hefty profit from the schemes!

So we need to educate the public to the facts!

1)The cars are NOT free.

2)Those who use the scheme PAY for their cars – they lease the cars.

3) They type of car they choose depends on their needs.  They may need a larger car to fit a wheelchair and other equipment in.  They may need a 'higher' car such as an MPV or people carrier to combine wheelchair space and ability to get in and out of the vehicle.

4) More expensive cars mean that the disabled person is paying an advance payment (non refundable) to cover the cost difference.

 5) Advance payments are calculated according to the projected sale price that motability will recoup when the car is sold at the end of the lease period – the disabled person does not receive any of the money recouped.

6)Nil advance payment is usually applied to smaller and cheaper cars – with some car manufacturers occasionally having 'special offers' on larger vehicles which reduces the advance payment for a short period of time – this is a marketting policy from the manufacturer who wants more motability customers.

7) all the stories posted on here and on SC about people conning the system are rooted in jealousy of the cars – without considering the disability and the pain and hassle that goes with it.

So we need more education of the public on the reality of motability – this will reduce the harrasment of disabled people and save the public from making crass statements and accusations which only embarress them through their own lack of knowledge.

 

This could easily be achieved by educating the media so that they get their facts right and requiring every newspaper (national and local) to print a prominent full page explanation of the FACTS. (written by motability and approved by a representative group of their paying customers).  Equally any television program that 'investigates' motability abuses should be required to include an explanation of the facts in relation to the workings of the scheme.  Additionally car manufacturers and dealers should have to follow rules regarding motability advertising – their adverts should make it clear that disabled people PAY for their cars rather than creating the illusion that the cars are free when they are not.

Why is this idea important?

This site and the spending challenge site have more than adaquately revealed that the general public do not undrestand or have sufficient knowledge of the motability scheme.

This is evident in crass comments about 'Free cars' and the type of cars available.

It is also evident in the fact that none of the posters mention the fact that Motability is NOT a government department and is not funded by the government!  They also fail to notice that the main gainers in this scheme are the banks – they make a hefty profit from the schemes!

So we need to educate the public to the facts!

1)The cars are NOT free.

2)Those who use the scheme PAY for their cars – they lease the cars.

3) They type of car they choose depends on their needs.  They may need a larger car to fit a wheelchair and other equipment in.  They may need a 'higher' car such as an MPV or people carrier to combine wheelchair space and ability to get in and out of the vehicle.

4) More expensive cars mean that the disabled person is paying an advance payment (non refundable) to cover the cost difference.

 5) Advance payments are calculated according to the projected sale price that motability will recoup when the car is sold at the end of the lease period – the disabled person does not receive any of the money recouped.

6)Nil advance payment is usually applied to smaller and cheaper cars – with some car manufacturers occasionally having 'special offers' on larger vehicles which reduces the advance payment for a short period of time – this is a marketting policy from the manufacturer who wants more motability customers.

7) all the stories posted on here and on SC about people conning the system are rooted in jealousy of the cars – without considering the disability and the pain and hassle that goes with it.

So we need more education of the public on the reality of motability – this will reduce the harrasment of disabled people and save the public from making crass statements and accusations which only embarress them through their own lack of knowledge.

 

This could easily be achieved by educating the media so that they get their facts right and requiring every newspaper (national and local) to print a prominent full page explanation of the FACTS. (written by motability and approved by a representative group of their paying customers).  Equally any television program that 'investigates' motability abuses should be required to include an explanation of the facts in relation to the workings of the scheme.  Additionally car manufacturers and dealers should have to follow rules regarding motability advertising – their adverts should make it clear that disabled people PAY for their cars rather than creating the illusion that the cars are free when they are not.

Useless CRB Checks Did Not Stop The Two Teachers Arrested On Porn Charges Yesterday.

To quickly repeal and abolish the legislation that gave every body in the UK the right to demand these useless and pointless requirements. They are bureaucratic, costly, of no effect whatever for their stated purpose and highly dangerous.

Why is this idea important?

To quickly repeal and abolish the legislation that gave every body in the UK the right to demand these useless and pointless requirements. They are bureaucratic, costly, of no effect whatever for their stated purpose and highly dangerous.

Islamisation of europe

abolish sharia , prevent English values and traditions being affected by foreign religious ideologies and stop being so soft on criminals and other wrong doers because of their religious views

Why is this idea important?

abolish sharia , prevent English values and traditions being affected by foreign religious ideologies and stop being so soft on criminals and other wrong doers because of their religious views

Streamlining CRB checks

A couple of years ago, I was in employment transition. I ended up having my CRB checked 6 times!! As a nurse, I am required to renew my registration annually – given that a lot of the job roles that require CRB checks actually also require professional registration of one kind or another, why not incorporate a CRB check in the professional registration renewal process? This would mean that employers would do one check – valid registration – and that, if there are people who have a questionable CRB, which has not been picked up because they have not changed jobs recently, this will become apparent.

Why is this idea important?

A couple of years ago, I was in employment transition. I ended up having my CRB checked 6 times!! As a nurse, I am required to renew my registration annually – given that a lot of the job roles that require CRB checks actually also require professional registration of one kind or another, why not incorporate a CRB check in the professional registration renewal process? This would mean that employers would do one check – valid registration – and that, if there are people who have a questionable CRB, which has not been picked up because they have not changed jobs recently, this will become apparent.

GIVE JUDGES MORE DISCRETION

Schedule 21 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 fetters trial judges unnecessarily in handing down sentences for murder. They are the ones who have sat through the case and they are the experts as to the level of sentencing. The last government listened to fears in the tabloid press and passed this populist measure. They should not have interfered as they are amateurs in this important decision-making process. Leave sentencing to the professionals. The schedule is vague, complicated and unnecessary.

Why is this idea important?

Schedule 21 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 fetters trial judges unnecessarily in handing down sentences for murder. They are the ones who have sat through the case and they are the experts as to the level of sentencing. The last government listened to fears in the tabloid press and passed this populist measure. They should not have interfered as they are amateurs in this important decision-making process. Leave sentencing to the professionals. The schedule is vague, complicated and unnecessary.

British citizenship by birth in the United Kingdom

Please give British citizenship by birth in the United Kingdom for children who born in the UK.

Please remove Under the law in effect from 1 January 1983.

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Why is this idea important?

Please give British citizenship by birth in the United Kingdom for children who born in the UK.

Please remove Under the law in effect from 1 January 1983.

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Freedom to ride horses sensibly in public places.

There is a by-law in Belfast which means that horse riding is not permited in the parks around my stables. The parks are large and could easily accomodate both horses and pedestrians.

Why is this idea important?

There is a by-law in Belfast which means that horse riding is not permited in the parks around my stables. The parks are large and could easily accomodate both horses and pedestrians.

Not everybody is fit to have parental responsibility

To ammend the Children's Act so that all domestic violence, emotional as well as physical is recognised and that the perpetrators have only supervised contact with their children. 

Why is this idea important?

To ammend the Children's Act so that all domestic violence, emotional as well as physical is recognised and that the perpetrators have only supervised contact with their children. 

Guarantee the Minimum Wage for interns

Young people are now expected to work unpaid at the start of their careers as the very few opportunities that exist are "for "interns". These are, in the main, just unpaid work.

We have a minimum wage in this country, a guaranteed sum which must be paid to every worker, however this is being abused by employers who think that, by calling their jobs "internships", they can avoid paying the legal minimum. The Minimum Wage regulations should be amended to cover "internships" (they are not mentioned at all) and for employers to be required to pay all young people what they should be paying them.

Why is this idea important?

Young people are now expected to work unpaid at the start of their careers as the very few opportunities that exist are "for "interns". These are, in the main, just unpaid work.

We have a minimum wage in this country, a guaranteed sum which must be paid to every worker, however this is being abused by employers who think that, by calling their jobs "internships", they can avoid paying the legal minimum. The Minimum Wage regulations should be amended to cover "internships" (they are not mentioned at all) and for employers to be required to pay all young people what they should be paying them.

Human Rights for All Citizens

Current legislation gives individuals rights which override the rights of other citizens.   The rules should be amended so that no one individual can claim a right where this would clearly affect the rights of others.    Jail inmates should loose such rights when imprisoned and illegal immigrants should have no rights until they have been accepted into our country.   This would reduce litigation that currently forces our country to accept none desirable people to the detriment of our own wishes.

We should also have the right to exclude people from within the EEC who are known criminals

Why is this idea important?

Current legislation gives individuals rights which override the rights of other citizens.   The rules should be amended so that no one individual can claim a right where this would clearly affect the rights of others.    Jail inmates should loose such rights when imprisoned and illegal immigrants should have no rights until they have been accepted into our country.   This would reduce litigation that currently forces our country to accept none desirable people to the detriment of our own wishes.

We should also have the right to exclude people from within the EEC who are known criminals

stop all human rights for prisoner’s

here i am again sat watching the news fuming' that another prisoner i.e. peter sutcliffe (yorkshire ripper) using the human rights laws to try and get out of prison early . for gods sake when are we going to stop this ridiculous situation happening again & again e.g prisoners getting compo for pillows to soft / hard,  being given wrong the wrong prescriptions, falling, not being able to pray , etc etc. the whole worlds laughing at us time to stop their human rights the first time they break the law, & who are the faceless people who sanction these requests.

Why is this idea important?

here i am again sat watching the news fuming' that another prisoner i.e. peter sutcliffe (yorkshire ripper) using the human rights laws to try and get out of prison early . for gods sake when are we going to stop this ridiculous situation happening again & again e.g prisoners getting compo for pillows to soft / hard,  being given wrong the wrong prescriptions, falling, not being able to pray , etc etc. the whole worlds laughing at us time to stop their human rights the first time they break the law, & who are the faceless people who sanction these requests.

some flexibility in smoking laws

The laws are too draconian here.  Be more reasonable.  If a restaurant or pub is spacious and well-aired, allow a separate room to be available for smokers. 

This would also help the catering industry and pubs increase their business.  

Why is this idea important?

The laws are too draconian here.  Be more reasonable.  If a restaurant or pub is spacious and well-aired, allow a separate room to be available for smokers. 

This would also help the catering industry and pubs increase their business.  

Keep safety cameras

Press reports suggest that the government is to remove funding for most safety cameras.

If they do, the accident rate will soar immediately and public funds will forfeit a major source of revenue.

Please think again before removing this vital safeguard to our lives and environment.

Why is this idea important?

Press reports suggest that the government is to remove funding for most safety cameras.

If they do, the accident rate will soar immediately and public funds will forfeit a major source of revenue.

Please think again before removing this vital safeguard to our lives and environment.

Policing

Remove legislation which binds police chief police officers to meet Government and EU targets, as opposed to meeting society's problems.

Why is this idea important?

Remove legislation which binds police chief police officers to meet Government and EU targets, as opposed to meeting society's problems.

Repeal all funding to ‘charities’ who lobby (ASH in particular)

Before it's suggested that this idea would be better placed on the spending challenge website, I believe it's essential that it's debated openly on this site – as it relates specifically to democracy and freedom.

 

To quote the website: Rules in society create good law and order. But too many nannying, unnecessary rules restrict freedom and make criminals out of ordinary people.

 

I'd therefore suggest that this idea sits best on this forum, as funding groups with public money, who then lobby politicians is restricting freedoms and making criminals of ordinary people.

Both areas that this site is specifically set up to combat.

 

Additionally, providing funding to these kind of groups is undemocratic – they aren't elected, and serve their own mandate. (ASH receives funding from the Department of Health).

 

To quote from an article written by them: It is essential that campaigners create the impression of inevitable success. Campaigning of this kind is literally a confidence trick: the appearance of confidence both creates confidence and demoralises the opposition. The week before the free vote we made sure the government got the message that we "knew" we were going to win and it would be better for them to be on the winning side.

 

The full article can be read here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2006/jul/19/health.healthandwellbeing

 

Not content with admitted confidence tricks, they also try to create the impression that any suggestion of compromise with the current smoking ban is being orchestrated by the tobacco industry – thus trying to undermine the legitimate debate and voice of smokers everywhere. See http://www.cieh.org/ehn/ehn3.aspx?id=31820 and another idea on this site http://yourfreedom.hmg.gov.uk/repealing-unnecessary-laws/time-to-review-the-libel-laws

 

I therefore submit that this idea fits perfectly with 'freedom' in a democratic country, as any unelected group having political sway should be closely examined.

Why is this idea important?

Before it's suggested that this idea would be better placed on the spending challenge website, I believe it's essential that it's debated openly on this site – as it relates specifically to democracy and freedom.

 

To quote the website: Rules in society create good law and order. But too many nannying, unnecessary rules restrict freedom and make criminals out of ordinary people.

 

I'd therefore suggest that this idea sits best on this forum, as funding groups with public money, who then lobby politicians is restricting freedoms and making criminals of ordinary people.

Both areas that this site is specifically set up to combat.

 

Additionally, providing funding to these kind of groups is undemocratic – they aren't elected, and serve their own mandate. (ASH receives funding from the Department of Health).

 

To quote from an article written by them: It is essential that campaigners create the impression of inevitable success. Campaigning of this kind is literally a confidence trick: the appearance of confidence both creates confidence and demoralises the opposition. The week before the free vote we made sure the government got the message that we "knew" we were going to win and it would be better for them to be on the winning side.

 

The full article can be read here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2006/jul/19/health.healthandwellbeing

 

Not content with admitted confidence tricks, they also try to create the impression that any suggestion of compromise with the current smoking ban is being orchestrated by the tobacco industry – thus trying to undermine the legitimate debate and voice of smokers everywhere. See http://www.cieh.org/ehn/ehn3.aspx?id=31820 and another idea on this site http://yourfreedom.hmg.gov.uk/repealing-unnecessary-laws/time-to-review-the-libel-laws

 

I therefore submit that this idea fits perfectly with 'freedom' in a democratic country, as any unelected group having political sway should be closely examined.

Re balance the rights of the victim versus those of the criminal

If an intruder enters my house without invitation, I consider that act in itself to be one of violent aggression. I consider it my right to use any means to protect my wife and children in these circumstances.

Equally, if I see someone mugging a little old lady and I intervene, I expect to be supported by the police and the courts – not criminalised.

Why is this idea important?

If an intruder enters my house without invitation, I consider that act in itself to be one of violent aggression. I consider it my right to use any means to protect my wife and children in these circumstances.

Equally, if I see someone mugging a little old lady and I intervene, I expect to be supported by the police and the courts – not criminalised.

Repeal ALL Sunday Trading/Behaviour Laws

Be it only being allowed to open a shop exceeding x square feet for six hours, or limitations on hunting rights. The 'Keep Sunday Special' laws have no place in this society.

Why is this idea important?

Be it only being allowed to open a shop exceeding x square feet for six hours, or limitations on hunting rights. The 'Keep Sunday Special' laws have no place in this society.

To amend the law which automatically gives Parental Responsibility to mothers

To restore the civil liberty of fathers, where their name was entered onto their child’s Birth Certificate prior to 01/12/2003, so that they automatically receive Parental Responsibility for that child (as they would have done if their child was born after 01/12/2003).

Why is this idea important?

To restore the civil liberty of fathers, where their name was entered onto their child’s Birth Certificate prior to 01/12/2003, so that they automatically receive Parental Responsibility for that child (as they would have done if their child was born after 01/12/2003).

STOP POLICE BEING ABLE TO SEIZE PASSPORTS WITHOUT A SPECIFIC COURT ORDER

Currently the police can seize a persons passport without an order of the court specifically allowing them to do so. Without a passport a person is  prevented from going abroad, prevented from ,saddly today, getting a bank acccount, prevented from getting or changing their job, prevented from getting a solictor to act for them, prevented from getting a mortgage.

Why is this idea important?

Currently the police can seize a persons passport without an order of the court specifically allowing them to do so. Without a passport a person is  prevented from going abroad, prevented from ,saddly today, getting a bank acccount, prevented from getting or changing their job, prevented from getting a solictor to act for them, prevented from getting a mortgage.

Can You Empty Your Dustbin In Peace In The Peoples’ Republic Of China?

Too much petty interference is evident in the UK. Officials can intimidate and harrass you for a whole range of petty offences many of which carry a criminal sanction by them to levied on us. I want this pettiness and the powers to use it removed and presumed illegal in most cases and situations.

Why is this idea important?

Too much petty interference is evident in the UK. Officials can intimidate and harrass you for a whole range of petty offences many of which carry a criminal sanction by them to levied on us. I want this pettiness and the powers to use it removed and presumed illegal in most cases and situations.

Make it illegal for anybody to enter my home without my permission or a court order

It is disgraceful that the last government implemented programs or ideas involving penpushers being able to enter your home whenever they feel like turning up against a £1000 fine for refusal. And there was no justification for this. If we are forced to have a reevaluation of council tax rates then consult the planning office. A complete record of my -or any- property can be found there.

"An Englishman's home is his castle". It might not be the best or the biggest but it should be private and respected. Unless you break the law.

Why is this idea important?

It is disgraceful that the last government implemented programs or ideas involving penpushers being able to enter your home whenever they feel like turning up against a £1000 fine for refusal. And there was no justification for this. If we are forced to have a reevaluation of council tax rates then consult the planning office. A complete record of my -or any- property can be found there.

"An Englishman's home is his castle". It might not be the best or the biggest but it should be private and respected. Unless you break the law.