• Knife-crime emergency
    On 8 March a teenager was fatally stabbed near where I live. I wrote to the Queen, the prime minister and my MP with 11 specific suggestions for dealing with the emergency including 'spend whatever is necessary because saving lives is more important than reducing the National Debt'. Neither the Queen nor the PM replied to me but I gathered that my letters to them were forwarded to the Home Office. Only my MP replied. Since then I have exchanged numerous letters and emails with officials at Buckingham Palace and the Home Office. It seems to me that none of the people to whom I wrote or emailed, except my MP, actually read my 11 suggestions. Instead I got standard letters telling me government policy, with which I was already familiar. I feel I had wasted my time.
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  • Make the BBC truly independent and accountable
    To make much more likely a real variety of points of view available to the general public, rather than the largely Establishment supporting voices we get at the moment, The BBC could be a fantastic broadcasting institution and I passionately want it to be.
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  • Brexit Solution
    Hopefully, to get us out of the current Brexit mess.
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  • Withdraw Policy Exchange's charitable status.
    It is meant to be a non partisan educational charity for the general public. In reality it is a money making and ego boosting scheme for conservative party supporters. One of it’s directors stood as a conservative candidate at the 2015 and 2017 general elections. Others have close ties to the conservative party. Several employees take salaries in excess of £80k – one takes a salary of £150-160k (according to filed accounts for last year). Donations from Just Giving gratefully received, according to the website. Worryingly, Boris Johnson and his newly formed cabinet make policy decisions based on Policy Exchange studies. Ex-employees of fossil fuel and energy companies, for example, produce environmental policy reports for Policy Exchange who then influence government! The charitable status of Policy Exchange should be withdrawn as it does not operate in a non partisan way or in the general public's interest.
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  • Stop anonymously funded organisations being given air-time
    Many so-called 'independent' organisations are funded by companies or individuals with their own specific financial, social or political agendas, and exist largely to promulgate those opinions. Giving air-time to them legitimises sometimes extreme or scientifically unsound views, and has no place in a true democracy.
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  • Stop politicians working in the main stream media
    It is important to prevent the Propaganda of lies to the people with their influence as politicians. You have weekly shows by Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg tarnishing democracy with lies and at the same time representing us in Europe or Parliament.
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  • Ban the use of national emblems in political campaigns
    These are emotive symbols of national identity that should not be used by any individual political party as they may falsely suggest that one party is more patriotic than other parties.
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  • Regulatory body for MPs
    I believe that the country is sick and tired of MPs lying and misrepresenting their way into power. MPs can get away with lies (as evidenced by the recent collapse of the Johnson case) with no rebuke. It is time for a General Politicians Council to be founded.
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  • Increase the fines for breaking electoral law
    Soon we could be facing one of the most important elections in the UK’s history. But right now, it’s too easy for millionaire donors and political parties to break the laws that keep our democracy fair - and get away with a mere slap on the wrist. You can be fined more for touting tickets at a football match than you can for subverting British democracy, with the maximum fine only £20,000. This is often a fraction of the money that parties are spending on elections. There needs to be a stronger incentive to follow the law. The Electoral Commission, whose job it is to police the rules that keep elections fair, have asked for the power to impose much bigger fines on those who break the law during elections. But so far, our political leaders have refused. More of us need to sign the petition so we can pile the pressure on our political leaders to change this law before we’re faced with another election. Will you join us and sign the petition today? We know the extent of election abuses thanks to investigations by us at openDemocracy and other journalists at the Guardian, Channel 4, Byline and elsewhere. Please consider signing up to hear more about the important work we do.
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    Politicians like Jacob Rees-Mogg, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson are currently using the media for their own unchallenged propaganda. While every opportunity should be made available for politicians to be scrutinised over their policies and beliefs these should be in the form of balanced interviews and not their own partial shows or columns.
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  • Boris Johnson must put on an exhibition of the wooden buses he has made.
    Boris is potentially our next Prime Minister. He claims that to relax he makes things out of wooden boxes and crates. The people have a right to see these sculptures and witness his artistry.
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  • We want a General Election
    Because we are being handed a Prime Minister who has not been properly elected (again).
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