the Motorway upper speed limit, raise the speed limit on dual-carriageways
to 100mph, 70mph on A roads, 50mph in most 40 limits, 40mph in towns.
Enforce at the limits, not at some arbitrarily assigned level above
them. Remove 90% of traffic-calming.
Everybody speeds, why meaninglessly criminalise them? We are
all aware of the Police's hidden agenda in that with the speed limits
set unreasonably low (they were set back in the 1950s when cars
struggled to do 70mph and took longer than a supertanker to stop
from those speeds) they are effectively able to stop anyone at random
with a 99% certainty they will be speeding, which makes Policing
the country easier and gets around awkward Civil Liberties questions
like "did you stop me because I am black/driving a BMW/tall/short/a
possible terrorist" (delete as appropriate) but it's a childish
trick that was outed 25 years ago. Speeding should be like parking:
reset the limits to sensible levels, then privatise the enforcement,
remove the points system and pay the enforcers piece rates. Then
the Boys in Blue can do do more useful things with their time (like
catch a few burglars) and we can all get on with concentrating on
driving safelyinstead of having to watch for speed cameras or unmarked
Very badly. No action, except some lame camapign to
try and persuade us that speeding is as big a danger
as drinking and driving. Doh!
lights to include a switched Give Way system out of rush-hour
See under Good
|Allow turning left on red and end
the practice of having all traffic lights on red at once (Red Ken
This works spectacularly well in the USA, let's adopt it over here.
In June 2006 John Redwood's Conservative policy group suggested this,
so Top marks John!
asylum seekers until their case is completed
Rather than build huge holding centres at huge cost to the Taxpayer,
electronically tag them and keep tabs on them that way (tags can
be hidden under clothes, so you won't be able to tell by looking
if someone is an asylum seeker). Straying outside the tag area or
tampering earns the asylum seeker instant deportation. This would
also solve the major problem of untagged seekers whose requests
for asylum have failed remaining in the country. Remember, to borrow
the old lion hunter's joke, we don't have to make asylum seeking
totally impossible, just a bit more difficult than other European
Lots of noise (from both main parties), very little Action on this
so far. Both parties have completely failed to grasp the concepts
3-wheeler cars from the roads
Any 3-wheeler will roll when taking a corner at over 45mph. Unnecessarily
dangerous. Instant and complete ban. 'Nuff said.
Never even mentioned by the Government
Photo ID cards
Come on, deep down you know it makes sense. It would save £Billions
in Social Security and other fraud, plus would help hugely with Asylum
seekers. No picture ID, no Benefits. The only law I would add (and
enforce with crippling punishments) would be that no one, especially
not the Police, would have the right to take the ID card away from
This appears to be headed for the Statute Books (unless the Civil
Liberties people get there first). But still no penalties for taking
the card away, thus open to abuse by the Police
Controversial one this, but the fact is more people die in the UK
every year from peanut allergy than from taking Ecstasy, and cannabis
is not the great evil the Government would have us believe. Go to
Amsterdam and visit a Brown café if you need converting. Then
the Police can do more useful things and the prison population can
be reduced by 25%.
They came close to legalising Cannabis, then backed away due to
"International obligations". Obviously obligations The
Netherlands haven't signed up to......
on alcohol & cigarettes
Level the playing field across the country. Between London and the
South Coast, everybody buys their booze and ciggies at lower prices
in France, why should the rest of the country miss out? VAT@17Ĺ% Yes,
Duty @415% No.
No movement on this popular measure, except for Customs & Excise
to become increasingly draconian in their attitudes towards the
average Volvo driver coming back off the ferry with a couple of
crates of Scotch. What a mess.
Duty on petrol
Have you ever wondered why the US economy does so well? We would
share in this with petrol at 29p per Litre.
Still the Duty goes up
|Explicitly Permit overtaking on
This is rapidly becoming more common as it is not actually illegal,
but the Police believe itís evidence of Dangerous Driving (yeah, right........)
if youíre blatant about it. But how else can you persuade the average
65mph-in-the-right-hand-lane merchant he might be in the wrong? Flashing
is usually rewarded with a two-fingered gesture and just gets everybodys'
blood pressure up. Letís cool it down and reclaim the other two-thirds
of the motorways we are currently shunning because they are "Lorry
No Government action here yet but the average motorist is
more likely to overtake on the left now, and tempers seem to have
Prisoners separate from Convicted felons
Until youíre proven Guilty you are innocent. Enough said.
No action here yet
Iím as much a fan of the free market as anyone but there is only
one road system and only one rail system so the infrastructure should
be nationalised. But free it from Government intervention by permanently
ring-fencing its funding (same for the road system, vitally important
national infrastructure funding must be ring-fenced so politicians
with crazy schemes canít get their hands on the money).
This is coming. Slowly and politically carefully, but it is happening
more railway tracks
The reason the rail system is so bad is not a lack of money, but
a lack of track space at and around major stations. So build some
more tracks and some more stations. It's not Rocket Science (there's
a tale here: actually the correct statement is "it's not orbital
mechanics". Rockets are basically simple, it's orbital mechanics
that make spaceflight complex).
Start with a rail "M25" around London so passengers from
Oxford to Cambridge and from Bristol to Norwich don't have to cross
London on the Tube, with stations at all of the major rail intersections
and at regular points on the M25 put stations and big car parks.
Quadruple all tracks between there and mainline terminii and replace
the Tube with a proper underground railway on rubber wheels that
runs South of the river and extend all lines to the road/rail M25.
Build an Outer Circle line.
Repeat for the top 20 British cities.
Build more Parkway stations for places like Oxford. Force the train
companies to take bicycles free and to run longer trains if no seats
are available. Cap fares.
Run Eurostars from all major British cities through to Europe.
Dig a tunnel to Northern Ireland and run the Eurostar plus Le Shuttle
down it. Ditto for the Isles of Wight and Man.
Beat the French at their own game by making our trains run faster
on our tracks than they can make their TGV run on their specially-built
At last, some Action. The Governments' announcement that it has
given the Go Ahead for the High
Speed 2 line from London to somewhere unspecified North of Birmingham
is a very small start
Widen the M25, widen the M4 and the M40, the M1 and the M3. Take the
tolls off the Dartford Tunnel. Build all bypasses and widening schemes
currently on the books. Turn the Chieveley A34/M4 junction in to a
cloverleaf (this is the least cost solution, even including knocking
down the hotel on the roundabout).
Some action here: the M25 is getting widened, parts of the A1(M)
are getting done. The Chieveley junction has been done (what an
expensive mess, but at least it was done)
everybody to display a valid certificate of Insurance
Uninsured drivers face instant car impounding. Uninsured accident
perpetrators face car sale in favour of the victim plus payment of
all other costs plus spot fine plus ban. Unwillingness to pay risks
Bailiffs and confiscation of other property in favour of the victim.
Driving is a privilege, not a right.
At Last: Action on this point. Operation Takeaway has finaly been
rolled out across the country, whereby uninsured cars are impounded
and crushed. Excellent!
fusion, solar, wind and wave power
Make a firm goal to bring these energy sources down to a cost comparable
with fossil fuels in 30 years (cross-party support, ring-fenced funds).
Fund fuel cell research to replace petrol/diesel in cars. If necessary,
Windfall tax the oil companies to ensure this work happens. There
remain lingering suspicions of patents and prototypes bought up and
buried by these industrial leviathans......
Some action here, but cpre, Country Life and the bearded Greenies
"don't want to spoil the countryside" so are hiding behind
Planning issues. Ludicrous.
|Fund the NHS
The motto should be "do less, but do it properly".
Action here: this is slowly getting better
Police by handing down stiffer, more victim-friendly and more meaningful
penalties for crimes in a shorter time
That will re-moralise the Police force. In return for this and the
removal of speed limit duties, they must improve their relationships
with the People, especially with racial minorities. Clamp down
on Travellers. Register "true" Gypsies by DNA test (they
are a racial minority), ban the rest (they are freeloaders) by
confiscating the caravans. No one likes to be cold. Social Security
Benefits will only be paid to registered taxpayers. No tax, no
No action on this politically sensitive issue, suspect no one wants
to touch it because these people live in the cash economy and action
risks sparking race issues
|How do we
pay for this?
Let Northern Ireland rule itself, so get the armed forces out. Disentangle
ourselves from 90% of foreign armed forces commitments. Give Gibraltar
back to Spain. Downsize the armed forces to protect the UK, not
Germany. We do not need 22,000 Service personnel in Germany.
Cut foreign Aid drastically: we should not be giving to corrupt
Cut cultural funding to £0
what we have a National Lottery for). Cut Social Security Benefits
to a minimum safety net. Simplify the tax system hugely, make it
entirely electronic and outsource it. Outsource 70% of Government
tasks. The message is very simple. The Government is taking
too much money out of the economy. It's not orbital mechanics
removal from Northern Ireland. Sinn Fein currently failing to put
their criminal past behind them in spectacular fashion
sad indictment of the short-termist policies our Governments have.
No vision, just self-serving, bickering, time- and money-wasting