Sack MSPs Welsh And Northern Irish Assembly Members

 Get rid of the Members of the Scottish Parliament, Members of the Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies and get the MPs in the respective countries to do their duties instead.

Nominate certain days of the week for devolved matters and MPs would sit in their own countries chamber to discuss and decide what is best for that country.

So MPs elected in Scotland would on devolved days sit in the current  Scottish Parliament, Welsh MPs would sit in the Welsh Assembly building, Northern Irish MPs would sit in the Northern Irish Assembly building and English MPs would sit in Westminster.

Why is this idea important?

 Get rid of the Members of the Scottish Parliament, Members of the Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies and get the MPs in the respective countries to do their duties instead.

Nominate certain days of the week for devolved matters and MPs would sit in their own countries chamber to discuss and decide what is best for that country.

So MPs elected in Scotland would on devolved days sit in the current  Scottish Parliament, Welsh MPs would sit in the Welsh Assembly building, Northern Irish MPs would sit in the Northern Irish Assembly building and English MPs would sit in Westminster.

Single Welsh Police Force

In this current climate of money saving and cut backs then why doesn't the Government/Welsh assembly force through an amalgamation of the 4 Welsh police services and save Welsh taxpayers a small fortune. It has been talked about several times, but never amounted to anything. One force equals one Chief Constable/Commisioner, saving hundreds of thousands of pounds each year on not having to employ the other three. Use the money saved to employ more probationary constables, which is exactly what is required by the public, more police on the streets fighting crime. Add to that the reduction in other Chief Officer roles, which each service currently employ and you save even more money. Reduce further the need for so many other junior ACPO ranks such as Chief Superintendents and Chief Inspectors and the total saving is massive. It would cut red tape and improve communication across the Nation, therefore improving the ability to deal with crime better. One force , one system, one direction, one heck of a saving in the long term. Admittedly it would have an initial set up cost, but the saving long term would be huge. I am sure the model could be implemented in England, where more money could be saved. Why have 42 forces? Surely if The Metropolitan Police and Greater Manchester Police can work, then other amalgamations would work equally well. While we are at it, why not have one computer system for all the forces and one intelligence system, that is used by all. Perhaps then we would actually know what is happening across then country.

Then look at the amount of civillian support staff in each force and reduce the numbers dramatically. Why are there so many office workers in each force. Who runs who?

Then look at the amount of police officers in office based roles and return them all to front line policing and investigate the need for such roles and the possibility of moving freed up support staff into these roles.

I do not want to see anyone lose their jobs, but needs must. The police service is top heavy with too many bosses and too many civillian support staff.

Make the savings and then employ the right people in the right areas.

Why is this idea important?

In this current climate of money saving and cut backs then why doesn't the Government/Welsh assembly force through an amalgamation of the 4 Welsh police services and save Welsh taxpayers a small fortune. It has been talked about several times, but never amounted to anything. One force equals one Chief Constable/Commisioner, saving hundreds of thousands of pounds each year on not having to employ the other three. Use the money saved to employ more probationary constables, which is exactly what is required by the public, more police on the streets fighting crime. Add to that the reduction in other Chief Officer roles, which each service currently employ and you save even more money. Reduce further the need for so many other junior ACPO ranks such as Chief Superintendents and Chief Inspectors and the total saving is massive. It would cut red tape and improve communication across the Nation, therefore improving the ability to deal with crime better. One force , one system, one direction, one heck of a saving in the long term. Admittedly it would have an initial set up cost, but the saving long term would be huge. I am sure the model could be implemented in England, where more money could be saved. Why have 42 forces? Surely if The Metropolitan Police and Greater Manchester Police can work, then other amalgamations would work equally well. While we are at it, why not have one computer system for all the forces and one intelligence system, that is used by all. Perhaps then we would actually know what is happening across then country.

Then look at the amount of civillian support staff in each force and reduce the numbers dramatically. Why are there so many office workers in each force. Who runs who?

Then look at the amount of police officers in office based roles and return them all to front line policing and investigate the need for such roles and the possibility of moving freed up support staff into these roles.

I do not want to see anyone lose their jobs, but needs must. The police service is top heavy with too many bosses and too many civillian support staff.

Make the savings and then employ the right people in the right areas.

Dissolve the Welsh Assembly Government

The Welsh Assembly Government  was  set up  some  years ago following  a  referendum  which  many  believed  was "rigged". Even  on  the  best  estimates only  a marginal  majority voted  for  this.

We  were promised  a  recount,  but it  never  materialised.   Another of  those instances  where  the  people  were  going  to  get  what  some in  power  wanted,  no  matter  what!

 

There  should  be  another  referendum asking  the  people if  they  still  want  to  keep  the  Assembly.   Thereafter,  if  a  "No" vote is  received, the Assembly  should  be  dissolved  and  all powers  sent  back  to  Westminster.

Why is this idea important?

The Welsh Assembly Government  was  set up  some  years ago following  a  referendum  which  many  believed  was "rigged". Even  on  the  best  estimates only  a marginal  majority voted  for  this.

We  were promised  a  recount,  but it  never  materialised.   Another of  those instances  where  the  people  were  going  to  get  what  some in  power  wanted,  no  matter  what!

 

There  should  be  another  referendum asking  the  people if  they  still  want  to  keep  the  Assembly.   Thereafter,  if  a  "No" vote is  received, the Assembly  should  be  dissolved  and  all powers  sent  back  to  Westminster.