• Make Cycling Safer for everyone
    We have been in the Common Market for over thirty years and we have been made to accept many unwanted changes to our lifestyle and laws. The time has come for us to have some of the good things that the rest of our European Partners enjoy. In Belgium cyclists have right of way over motorists. In France cyclists know that they will be treated with respect by other road users. This is very noticeable, in most of the EU it is safe to cycle on major roads. Please act now, to encourage more people to feel it is safe to cycle on our roads.
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    Created by Mike Christy
  • None of the Above
    With record low turnout for elections, the democratic mandates of our governments and local councils are seriously undermined. It could be argued that the majority of the public is already voting for "None of the Above". The public is currently unable to exercise any choice over the individual candidates put up by each party, but permitting them to reject the listed candidates in an election would allow a new set to be put up.
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    Created by Paul Warren
  • 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
  • Get churches to move their money
    It has long been suspected that the Christian churches in this country ( and, no doubt, elsewhere) appear to be in thrall to the Big Money powers, as represented by the City, for example. The remaining influence which some churchmen still have could be turned to the good of working (i.e., not speculating) people, since a massive movement of church money to the ethical banks would be both a positive move and a slap on the wrists of the mega-greedy. The churches should, finally, for their own credibility, be seen to be on the side of the less-rich.
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    Created by David Marchesi
  • Electricity from Sea Power
    Tidal generation is totally reliable in the constancy of its output. Turbines could be placed at locations where the tidal race is particularly strong. The mere rise and fall of the water level could be utilised where high and low water are particularly marked. A barrier could be built across an estuary and the tidal flow harnessed in both directions. Wave power is almost as reliable but the equipment is more subject to storm damage. The capital investment required is large, and only the government can wait as long as will be required for the return, but this is exactly the kind of scheme which would help to start the economy moving and benefit the nation in the long run. Wind power will not be enough in itself to see us through the crisis point which is approaching as fossil fuels run out, and it requires backup generation capacity to cover times of calm.
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    Created by William Brown
  • Make our Councils Accountable to the People
    This will show constituents who gets paid what from our council taxes. It will also show who in our communities make the decisions that affect us on a local level. It will show if a locality is held to ransom by a small band of councillors who control everything.
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    Created by Enda Farrell
  • Stop The Stench
    This site belches out foul smelling odours which choke the local communities and give rise to serious health concerns
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    Created by Peter Gardiner
  • Qualified teachers for every child
    Qualified teachers have completed a rigorous training programme which ensures they hold appropriate prerequisite qualifications and that they are prepared for and have met national standards to teach. Following the Michael Gove's change, there are now no safe guards in place to ensure children have appropriately trained and qualified teachers. This flies in the face of international research and best practice which shows the best education systems have teachers who have completed lengthy and rigorous pedagological training.
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    Created by Steph Ladbrooke
  • Provide NHS dental care for new patients in Kirklees
    Many are being forced to go private in desperation, but even private dental provision is nil at the moment in Kirklees, so they have to go out of area. Health suffers, and many are in pain or despair. I recently broke a tooth very badly, but it took me three weeks to find a PRIVATE dentist well out of the area who would treat me. I know of others in other areas who have waited 18 months to get on an NHS dental list and have a 90 mile round trip. One such was examined and told the earliest NHS appointment she could have was in 3 months' time, by which time the tooth was in such a state it had to be extracted.
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    Created by Margaret Georgiadou
  • Tenants of rented accommodation; 'second class citizens?'
    I am one of those unfortunate people who - through no direct fault of their own - have 'lost their home'. For over 'fourteen years' (following on from buying our house/10 years) we have rented 'four' different houses. All of them - particularly the first 'three' came with a bizarre range of difficulties and problems culminating with us having to up- sticks and move on to somewhere less troubled! Our problems included immense noise problems, drug busts by the police to our immediate neighbours, racist remarks, drunkenness, barking dogs, failure of landlord to hold to the Tenancy agreement, theft, anti social behaviour: and blatant promises (by Estate Agents) of improvements that never materialised and so on. (I have detailed documentation on most of these difficulties). I often feel that renting tenants (particularly 'private' tenants) are 'used' primarily to pay the mortgage on the landlords second, third (etc) house but with 'nothing' in return beside broken promises and a very 'poor' service all round! The TV channels are currently running repetitive adverts on 'landlords insurance' but nothing is seen about the much needed 'tenants insurance'; this insurance should be included as a part of the rental agreement. I have often been made to feel like a second class citizen with little or no rights on many occasions. Surely, even if only to attempt to bridge the increasing gap (chasm) between the haves and the have-nots'- their should be made available a strict set of rules for 'landlords'. Rules which would protect tenants, provide us with a fair say on renting issues without the fear of reprisals or evictions, and to discontinue the poor practise of 'money for nothing' for bad landlords.
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    Created by RANDOLPHE PALMER
  • RETURN US TO REAL NURSING
    I want to be able to deliver the best possible Holistic care to my patients their family friends and carers. As a health professional it is important to me to know that my patients feel they are listened to and not just a person on a "conveyer belt" and to inspire confidence in my great profession of NURSING. I greatly admired the work of Claire Raynor who was relentless in her campaigning for the NHS. I have returned to nursing practice after a 20+ break from clinical practice and as a trained nurse am frustrated that I am spending a high percentage of my time on duty completing paperwork with many details being repeated many times, this is a harder but not smarter way in terms of time management and directly impacts on the quality time spent talking to my patients and actually listening to them. The thing that most concerns me is the fear instilled in my colleagues of litigation and complaints and this appears to be the uppermost thought in their mind when they arrive on duty. My understanding is that the NHS is now big business and needs to generate income it needs someone like yourself to get involved with a no holds barred attitude. We seem to be dealing with complaints or fear of complaint that it is almost impossible to do the Job! I do know that we have to embrace change but as we are ALL IN THIS TOGETHER as the current government continues to tell us we still have this problem of all agencies involved in Holistic patient care not sharing information. Please help. Sue Abnett
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    Created by Sue Abnett