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Andy Capp
post Aug 17 2011, 03:29 PM
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Bloggo inspired me to ask: if you were the present Government, what laws would you change or introduce?
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Simon
post Aug 17 2011, 03:49 PM
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I would change the laws on people moving into the country.

I would block all requests unless they had a skill that this country needed, a valuable job to come to, or had enough money to support themselves.


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post Aug 17 2011, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (Simon @ Aug 17 2011, 04:49 PM) *
I would change the laws on people moving into the country.

I would block all requests unless they had a skill that this country needed, a valuable job to come to, or had enough money to support themselves.


You'll be pinned as a racist then. Wait for it...
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post Aug 17 2011, 04:04 PM
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QUOTE (Simon @ Aug 17 2011, 04:49 PM) *
I would change the laws on people moving into the country.

I would block all requests unless they had a skill that this country needed, a valuable job to come to, or had enough money to support themselves.


I would allow Euthanasia for those people who are so ill that they have no quality of life. Its humane to put down a dog but we are not humane to humans.
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post Aug 17 2011, 04:22 PM
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QUOTE (Simon @ Aug 17 2011, 04:49 PM) *
I would change the laws on people moving into the country.

I would block all requests unless they had a skill that this country needed, a valuable job to come to, or had enough money to support themselves.


A little unfair on the Scots and Irish. But no matter.

At the moment we do indeed have a points based system similar to that which you mention, operated by the U.K Borders Agency.


Tier 1 – for highly skilled individuals, who can contribute to growth and productivity;
Tier 2 – for skilled workers with a job offer, to fill gaps in the United Kingdom workforce;
Tier 3 – for limited numbers of low-skilled workers needed to fill temporary labour shortages;
Tier 4 – for students;
Tier 5 – for temporary workers and young people covered by the Youth Mobility Scheme, who are allowed to work in the United Kingdom for a limited time to satisfy primarily non-economic objectives.

In addition, there is presently a cap on non EU immirgants of 24,100 p.a.

Also under the Immigration Rules, if you want to travel to, or remain in the UK, you must show that you can live and support yourself and any dependants without claiming public funds.
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post Aug 17 2011, 04:38 PM
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QUOTE (Dodgys smarter brother. @ Aug 17 2011, 05:22 PM) *
Also under the Immigration Rules, if you want to travel to, or remain in the UK, you must show that you can live and support yourself and any dependants without claiming public funds.


But not house yourself....

http://www.publicservice.co.uk/news_story.asp?id=17183


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post Aug 17 2011, 05:02 PM
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I would make all lanes of a motorway the same, so that you could stay in any lane and overtake or undertake so that traffic flow is maintained. It would take a bit of getting used too, but would ease a lot of congestion.
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Andy Capp
post Aug 17 2011, 05:07 PM
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Where practical, children to have compulsory lessons in First Aid, nutrition & hygiene, animal welfare, and financial matters.

School to have two streams, one that is academically focused, and one that focuses on practical subjects.

All web-based entities to be legally bound to a performance charter in the way they handle complaints (supported by an ombudsman).

A scheme where fast food companies keep the town free of it's waste.
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post Aug 17 2011, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Aug 17 2011, 05:38 PM) *


Ah, yes. another 'report' from MigrationWatch what can you say?

"MigrationWatch has received criticism in some sections of the media and from academics,....... An August 2002 editorial about MigrationWatch in The Independent carried the title "A nasty little group playing an old, and unwelcome, trick" and stated that "Migration Watch is, of course, no think tank, but a pressure group with a distinctly unpleasant agenda". It has been argued that MigrationWatch's messages "can be taken advantage of by people with Islamophobia and prejudice". The accuracy of the group's research has also been questioned. Academic Richard De Zoysa, for instance, argues that MigrationWatch's predictions of future immigration are exaggerated, while David Robinson, Professor of Housing and Public Policy at Sheffield Hallam University, argues that the group's assertion that immigrants are placing strain on social housing lacks evidence. Economist Philippe Legrain has argued that "MigrationWatch's xenophobic prejudice is causing it to twist the truth" about the impact of immigration on the employment prospects of British people."


But, if it suits your purpose...
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post Aug 17 2011, 06:05 PM
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To be fair the question was "what laws would you change?", doesn't need to be a good idea, justifiable or even fair, it is just a bit of fun.
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post Aug 17 2011, 06:30 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 17 2011, 07:05 PM) *
To be fair the question was "what laws would you change?", doesn't need to be a good idea, justifiable or even fair, it is just a bit of fun.

Exactly.
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post Aug 17 2011, 06:31 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 17 2011, 07:05 PM) *
To be fair the question was "what laws would you change?", doesn't need to be a good idea, justifiable or even fair, it is just a bit of fun.

Exactly. It would be nice if we could avoid any rowing.
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post Aug 17 2011, 06:50 PM
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Before anyone can be elected as an MP, they have to have had a proper job in the private sector for at least 10 years.
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post Aug 17 2011, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE (Vodabury @ Aug 17 2011, 07:50 PM) *
Before anyone can be elected as an MP, they have to have had a proper job in the private sector for at least 10 years.


What he / she said,

PLUS two years in work before becoming a teacher, and the Australian system of Compulsory voting.
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post Aug 17 2011, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE (Vodabury @ Aug 17 2011, 07:50 PM) *
Before anyone can be elected as an MP, they have to have had a proper job in the private sector for at least 10 years.
A dustman or a doctor couldn't become an MP?
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post Aug 17 2011, 07:15 PM
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Before anyone can be elected as an MP, they have to have had a proper job in the private sector for at least 10 years

Such as Big Bob Maxwell, a decorated war veteran. OOOOps that's another one overboard.
I don't have a law to add or take away.
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post Aug 17 2011, 07:20 PM
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I would make two totally unconnected changes.

1) For traffic lights a) adopt the Belgian system of flashing amber lights at night which are then treated as give way; adopt the US system of allowing (left for the UK) turns against a red light where safe to do so.

2) Adopt the Seven vote system outlined by Nevil Shute in his novel "In the Wet", One vote automatically for registering (as now); a second for obtaining a graduate degree; a third for having undertaken military service; a fourth for a level of charity/philanthropic works; a fifth for raising 2 children to school leaving age in a stable marriage; a sixth for having a certain level of income and a seventh in the personal gift of the Monarch as an honour. So everybody would have between 1 and 7 votes depending on their life experience and success.
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Andy Capp
post Aug 17 2011, 07:44 PM
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QUOTE (user23 @ Aug 17 2011, 08:11 PM) *
A dustman or a doctor couldn't become an MP?

In the case of the later: too busy... tongue.gif
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post Aug 17 2011, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (Simon @ Aug 17 2011, 04:49 PM) *
I would change the laws on people moving into the country.

I read that at first as being directed against city-dwellers. smile.gif
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post Aug 18 2011, 07:56 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 17 2011, 07:31 PM) *
Exactly. It would be nice if we could avoid any rowing.

There goes half our Olympic gold medals.
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