Legalise and regulate Prostitution

The current law forces prostitutes to ply their trade on the streets of run down areas of towns and cities, placing them in obvious danger, while out dated laws close down the very places where they would be able to practice prositution in safety. It is a fact of life that, while there are people that are prepared to pay for sex and people that are prepared to accept money for sex, there will be prostitution. I propose that brothels should be legalised and licenced in a similar fashion as has been done in Nevada and parts of Austrailia.

Why is this idea important?

The current law forces prostitutes to ply their trade on the streets of run down areas of towns and cities, placing them in obvious danger, while out dated laws close down the very places where they would be able to practice prositution in safety. It is a fact of life that, while there are people that are prepared to pay for sex and people that are prepared to accept money for sex, there will be prostitution. I propose that brothels should be legalised and licenced in a similar fashion as has been done in Nevada and parts of Austrailia.

Legalise kissing between under-16s

Incredibly, sections 9(1)(b), 13(1) and 78 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 collectively make any sort of "sexual touching" between consenting under-16s illegal.  This includes entirely normal and innocuous activities such as kissing.

What sort of society would do this?  It is quite an extraordinary and shockingly repressive piece of legislation.

"Children of the future age,
Reading this indignant page,
Know that in a former time
Love, sweet love, was thought a crime."

Why is this idea important?

Incredibly, sections 9(1)(b), 13(1) and 78 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 collectively make any sort of "sexual touching" between consenting under-16s illegal.  This includes entirely normal and innocuous activities such as kissing.

What sort of society would do this?  It is quite an extraordinary and shockingly repressive piece of legislation.

"Children of the future age,
Reading this indignant page,
Know that in a former time
Love, sweet love, was thought a crime."

THE SEX OFFENDERS ACT

I feel this need not be abolished but a total review a sex offender can be given a very short sentence spend seven years on the Register but still be hounded by authourities several years later even though they have not committed any further crimes and given no help to deal with their offending behaviour. If they were a credit card fraudster or someone that robbed and beat up old people five yrs after leaving prison if they committed no further offence they would be classed as rehabilitated.

Why is this idea important?

I feel this need not be abolished but a total review a sex offender can be given a very short sentence spend seven years on the Register but still be hounded by authourities several years later even though they have not committed any further crimes and given no help to deal with their offending behaviour. If they were a credit card fraudster or someone that robbed and beat up old people five yrs after leaving prison if they committed no further offence they would be classed as rehabilitated.

Criminal Justice Rules – GROSS INDECENCY

Amend the Criminal Justice rules to allow men convicted of engaging in consensual adult sex with another man (an activity no longer illegal since the full decriminalisation of gross indecency in 2003) to return to court and have their convictions quashed.

Why is this idea important?

Amend the Criminal Justice rules to allow men convicted of engaging in consensual adult sex with another man (an activity no longer illegal since the full decriminalisation of gross indecency in 2003) to return to court and have their convictions quashed.

Generally to reinstate our rights to freedom & liberty. Ultimately erosion of freedoms will result in a society where Government acts without regard to the rights of individuals

That the present Lib Dem and Conservative Government repeal the legislation, and in some situations introduce new legislation to protect the rights of individuals. Areas would include;

  • Stop the routine monitoring of people by CCTV, Automatic Number plate recognition, facial recognition technologies, Travel cards i.e. Oyster, Chips, storing of emails, tracking of Internet sites visited, tracking countries visited by people, storing of text messages etc.
  • Remove innocent people from the DNA database and restricting any Police DNA database to consist only of people who have been convicted of a crime, and even then for a maximum period of 5 years following release from prison.
  • Restoring people’s rights to peaceful demonstration in a public place, the right to public assembly for more than two peopleincluding the right to protest in Parliament Square.
  • Extend right to anonymity of people making allegations of physical or sexual assault to the person(s) accused of such assaults.
  • Removal of speed cameras from positions other than adjacent to schools (where they should only work during daylight hours) or from other locations unless road traffic fatalities have occurred within prior 3 years.
  • Restore the ‘right to silence’ for those accused in court and prevent allegations of ‘bad character’ from being used in court. To reinstate the principle of double jeopardy in UK law.
  • Abolition of Enhanced Criminal Records Checks ability, under ‘any other comments’,  to contain any remark that relates to accusations where the applicant has not been charged, or has been charged and found not guilty, or other ‘soft’ unsubstantiated information.
  • The introduction of a written constitution to enshrine and safeguard the rights to freedom of the British Public (similar to Bill of Rights).
  • To restrict the growth in ‘no win no fee’ claims for damages.
  • To restrict Health and Safety legislation to practical and reasonable levels.
  • To stop Police forces from using remote control drone devices to film or otherwise record people, demonstrations etc.
  • To ensure the right to trial by jury for serious offences.
  • To remove the rights of the Police to stop and question/search people with no reason.

Why is this idea important?

That the present Lib Dem and Conservative Government repeal the legislation, and in some situations introduce new legislation to protect the rights of individuals. Areas would include;

  • Stop the routine monitoring of people by CCTV, Automatic Number plate recognition, facial recognition technologies, Travel cards i.e. Oyster, Chips, storing of emails, tracking of Internet sites visited, tracking countries visited by people, storing of text messages etc.
  • Remove innocent people from the DNA database and restricting any Police DNA database to consist only of people who have been convicted of a crime, and even then for a maximum period of 5 years following release from prison.
  • Restoring people’s rights to peaceful demonstration in a public place, the right to public assembly for more than two peopleincluding the right to protest in Parliament Square.
  • Extend right to anonymity of people making allegations of physical or sexual assault to the person(s) accused of such assaults.
  • Removal of speed cameras from positions other than adjacent to schools (where they should only work during daylight hours) or from other locations unless road traffic fatalities have occurred within prior 3 years.
  • Restore the ‘right to silence’ for those accused in court and prevent allegations of ‘bad character’ from being used in court. To reinstate the principle of double jeopardy in UK law.
  • Abolition of Enhanced Criminal Records Checks ability, under ‘any other comments’,  to contain any remark that relates to accusations where the applicant has not been charged, or has been charged and found not guilty, or other ‘soft’ unsubstantiated information.
  • The introduction of a written constitution to enshrine and safeguard the rights to freedom of the British Public (similar to Bill of Rights).
  • To restrict the growth in ‘no win no fee’ claims for damages.
  • To restrict Health and Safety legislation to practical and reasonable levels.
  • To stop Police forces from using remote control drone devices to film or otherwise record people, demonstrations etc.
  • To ensure the right to trial by jury for serious offences.
  • To remove the rights of the Police to stop and question/search people with no reason.