Citizens Sacking proposal

In much the same way citizens are empowered to make a citizens arrest, citizens should be empowered to make on the spot sackings of public servants who are lazy, incompetent, rude or truculent.  This will empower the consumers of servces and ramp up quality and efficiency.

Why is this idea important?

In much the same way citizens are empowered to make a citizens arrest, citizens should be empowered to make on the spot sackings of public servants who are lazy, incompetent, rude or truculent.  This will empower the consumers of servces and ramp up quality and efficiency.

Scrap state interference in workers’ private lives.

The police can't be members of the BNP. Teachers can't moonlight as strippers – or they get the sack! Why shouldn't these people be allowed the same freedoms as everyone else when they are not at work?

Why is this idea important?

The police can't be members of the BNP. Teachers can't moonlight as strippers – or they get the sack! Why shouldn't these people be allowed the same freedoms as everyone else when they are not at work?

Category D1 to be included on a standard driving licence

About ten years ago, the law was changed so that category D1 is no longer included on the standrad driving licence.  One of the effects of this is to impose restrictions on teachers being able to drive minibuses.  The only way for a young teacher to be able to drive a minibus big enough for a rugby team is for them to take a PSV course and test.  This is expensive and time consuming – and allows you to drive a bus!  It is already difficult to take children out of school because of the necessary paperwork and this just imposes an additional restriction.

Why is this idea important?

About ten years ago, the law was changed so that category D1 is no longer included on the standrad driving licence.  One of the effects of this is to impose restrictions on teachers being able to drive minibuses.  The only way for a young teacher to be able to drive a minibus big enough for a rugby team is for them to take a PSV course and test.  This is expensive and time consuming – and allows you to drive a bus!  It is already difficult to take children out of school because of the necessary paperwork and this just imposes an additional restriction.

Simplification of minibus driving regulations

To change the complicated rules around category D on driving licences to allow those passing their tests after Jan 1997 to have the same rights to drive a minibus as those who passed before.

Why is this idea important?

To change the complicated rules around category D on driving licences to allow those passing their tests after Jan 1997 to have the same rights to drive a minibus as those who passed before.

Ensure schools employ qualified teachers to teach

Schools are using teaching assistants to teach rather than employ teachers to save costs. There are currently 100’s of Newly Qualified Teachers looking for positions but they cannot get employed; partly because of this practice. Using teaching assistants rather than a teacher means the pupil’s education and, possibly, their safety is compromised because people trained for a different role are performing the task.

Why is this idea important?

Schools are using teaching assistants to teach rather than employ teachers to save costs. There are currently 100’s of Newly Qualified Teachers looking for positions but they cannot get employed; partly because of this practice. Using teaching assistants rather than a teacher means the pupil’s education and, possibly, their safety is compromised because people trained for a different role are performing the task.

That the Government restore freedom and liberty by removing the Enhanced CRB and retaining the original Police Check – now known as Standard CRB

As a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to the murder of two school girls by Ian Huntley, at the time employed as a school caretaker, the Government introduced ‘Enhanced CRB’ checks. Where the Standard CRB’ records any previous convictions, the enhanced version allows the police to record, under ‘any other information’ any non-factual comments, suspicions, unfounded allegations and indeed anything the police feel they wish to record. The person for whom this Enhanced CRB is completed has little, if any, course of reproach about what information is recorded. Even where someone stands trial and is found not guilty by a jury, such allegations are still recorded on the Enhanced CRB. The Police are even allowed to send a separate letter to the prospective employer, containing details that the person for whom the CRB is completed has no knowledge of.

Enhanced CRB checks should end immediately and we should retain the standard CRB check only.

Why is this idea important?

As a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to the murder of two school girls by Ian Huntley, at the time employed as a school caretaker, the Government introduced ‘Enhanced CRB’ checks. Where the Standard CRB’ records any previous convictions, the enhanced version allows the police to record, under ‘any other information’ any non-factual comments, suspicions, unfounded allegations and indeed anything the police feel they wish to record. The person for whom this Enhanced CRB is completed has little, if any, course of reproach about what information is recorded. Even where someone stands trial and is found not guilty by a jury, such allegations are still recorded on the Enhanced CRB. The Police are even allowed to send a separate letter to the prospective employer, containing details that the person for whom the CRB is completed has no knowledge of.

Enhanced CRB checks should end immediately and we should retain the standard CRB check only.