• Re-nationalise Energy
    Year after year gas and electricity prices have risen, to the point that millions of us can't afford to TURN THE HEAT ON, and thousands freeze to death every winter. Yet, the Big Six energy companies are so profitable that they pay billions of pounds in dividends to shareholders and millions of pounds in pay and bonuses to their executives. And no wonder they make so much money - in just over 8 years, from October 2004 until February 2013, my gas charges increased by a whopping 279.36%* and electricity charges by 69.89%.** Poverty is destroying the lives of millions of people in the UK, and if the misery and deaths caused by fuel poverty are ever to be eliminated, energy must be affordable by all. This will never happen while our energy sector is in the hands of private profiteers. We must TURN THE HEAT ON Government to get rid of The Big Six and restore the UK energy sector to public ownership. * from 1.439p to 4.02p per kWh ** from 7.328p to 12.45p per kWh
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    Created by Phyllis North
  • Community owned banking
    So that communities can manage the flow of money and credit within their area for the benefit of the people living there and not for the personal enrichment of bankers in far off places with no commitment to communities. This will strengthen communities in times of economic hardship and empower communities to manage their local economy.
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    Created by william methven
  • Stop Police Driving Audis
    We're broke. Times are hard and, I'm reliably informed, we're all in it togeather...? I don't work and pay huge amounts of tax so that it can be wasted on frippery like this. Our Police force DO NOT need fancy cars. If the government is serious about saving money, then this would be saving straight off the bat - no job losses - no changes of conditions - no issues. We'd also be building transits in Southhampton and keeping UK workers in a jobs. It's a no-brainer.
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    Created by Alan Harkness
  • Community Based Regeneration for Irvine
    Communities, like Renton in West Dunbartonshire, have recreated themselves and regenerated their social, economic and physical environments through community-led development. We believe that the people of Irvine can do the same. We do not believe that the developments currently proposed by North Ayrshire Council and Irvine Bay Regeneration Company will achieve anything, other than to accelerate the decline of our town. They propose to destroy elements of our built heritage, compromise the setting of our historic Townhouse and slash the sports and leisure provision available to the people of the town and the West of Scotland (which will have significantly negative economic as well as health and social effects). We have a far better idea as to the actions which require to be taken. Irvine Action, a social enterprise based in the town, propose to help the community to develop its own development plan for the town. We wish the Scottish Government to review this plan in due course and, if acceptable, allocate resources to assist in its implementation.
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    Created by Irvine Action
  • Fair deal for John Lewis cleaners
    Cleaners are as integral to the team as shop assistants, managers, and directors. Outsourcing the cleaning services is demeaning, discriminatory and clearly counter to your founder's vision. We are grateful to Polly Toynbee for alerting us to the situation in a recent Guardian article. For some of us, it is so unjust and morally repugnant that we intend to boycott John Lewis, Waitrose and Greenbee until this injustice is put right - and encourage others to do likewise.
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    Created by Robert Twycross
  • No more Privitisation of public service jobs
    Just as the Con/Dem Goverment is attempting to hand over the best parts of the NHS then a Labour opposition should be totally against any more job losses in the public sector .A 100% run Labour Council is meeting this evening to discuss the possibility of handing over ALL of their services .This is the thin edge of the wedge when a Trade Union Congress as just called for a General Strike
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    Created by Leslie Teeling Picture
  • Combat Youth Unemployment
    With nearly one million young people unemployed in the UK today we believe the government could be doing much more to get us back into work. The Coalition recently set out its proposal to tackle the issue via the Youth Contract but we dont think it goes nearly far enough. Long-term youth unemployment has risen by 247% in the last year. We are living with the consequences and they are devastating. Stress, low self-confidence and even depression are just some of the tragic effects of youth unemployment. Our fear is that our generation is becoming a lost one. For too long this issue hasn't been properly addressed. We want the government to formally agree that they will do more by implementing our proposals. We have already spoken with Ed Miliband, David Miliband, Stella Creasy and Damian Collins about our campaign and are actively planning to get more appointments with key members of the Coalition. The more signatures we can get here, the more weight will be added to our cause so please support us. Thank you from approximately 1 million of us! Find out more about the Campaign to Combat Youth Unemployment at http://www.channel4.com/battlefront
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    Created by Ava Patel
  • Ridiculous Jam Laws
    A small British jam manufacturer (husband & wife team) recently introduced the first ever British apple-based jams onto the U.K. high street. However, the U.K. government has stated these products cannot legally be called jam because they don't contain enough sugar!!! Standard jams have a sugar content exceeding 60%; however, these apple-based jams have a sugar content of 52-53%. Unfortunately, between 51-59% sugar content there is no clear legal definition as to what these British apple-based products should be called. It's a jam 'no-mans land'! Jam Law across the EU is meant to be harmonised. However, France, Germany and Denmark have all recently used an 'escape clause' in the legislation to permit jams with sugar content below 60%. The U.K. government now needs to use this 'escape clause' to account for British apple-based jams. After 12 months of battling for the issue to be addressed, the U.K. government has finally agreed to consult on making changes to the Law (see http://www.defra.gov.uk/files/jam-consult-statement.pdf). However, there is no guarantee that the Law will be changed and it wouldn’t occur until the end of 2013. We therefore need to keep pressure on the U.K. government to ensure the ridiculous Jam Laws are changed. During these recessionary times, it is vital that the U.K. government supports British business, British innovation and British-specific traditions, i.e. Bramley apple growing. With obesity rates increasing, we should also be encouraging the general public to consume jams with more fruit and less added sugar.
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    Created by Paul James Gorman
  • Save Remploy Firms for the Disabled
    These disabled people are suffering enough with their disability and surely we as a caring society should be helpful and be prepared to help them in their fight with the government to keep their factories open.
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    Created by Alan Fox
  • Stop The Welfare Reform Death Scandal!
    We want justice for all those who've died as a result of harsh Welfare Reforms and who are listed on Calum's List and Peter's List, each with their own heart-breaking story. Human beings who had disabling and life-threatening conditions and had to live their last days or weeks in fear and harassment of having their entitlements withdrawn. Yes, entitlements, because every human being in a civilized society is entitled to financial security and having their needs met. Calum's list: http://calumslist.com/ Peter's List: http://calumslist.org/peters-list/
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    Created by Moggy Militant II Picture
  • Work towards a Single Land Tax in Great Britain
    The current system of taxation is over-complicated, inefficient and filled with loopholes. What's more, in taxing income or business transactions it disincentivises productive enterprises and encourages the wealthy to spend time and money avoiding paying taxes. A single tax based upon the value of unimproved land, as described by the economist Henry George, would recognise that natural resources are public property, would be easy to collect with a minimum of bureaucracy and would not decrease productivity. It would also significantly reduce inequality and counteract the worst effects of poverty. Such a tax is exactly what this country currently needs, and is the route to a better economy.
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    Created by James Winterbotham
  • Truth of cheques cleared/uncleared on bank statements
    Most people do not know that if a cheque is marked as cleared in their bank statement it may well not be, but that the money to the amount of the cheque can be used. This is, however, well know to fraudsters who have making the most of it. The banks know this fraud is happening but still mark cheques as cleared and expect their customers to carry the costs.
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    Created by Renée Kern