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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    2) They should find jobs. There are plenty of jobs available.
    6) No. The US funded the Taliban during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. These groups will eventually turn on us or join IS. Several members of the FSA and Peshemrga are joining ISIS.
    2 - we're still coming out of a recession and there are good reasons why people struggle to find jobs. You pretty much want to punish people harshly for being the victims of an economic crisis.

    6 - you want to defeat ISIS, which I agree on, yet you don't want to fund or supply the groups doing the fighting on the ground?

    By the way, the US didn't actually fund the Taliban - the Taliban didn't emerge until after the Soviet withdrawl. The US funded Afghan rebel groups, members of which may have found their way into the Taliban later, but the US never directly funded or supplied the Taliban.
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    So how would univeristys, y' know pay for ****? And also fund their research... Lower income people is still quite a significant proportion of the populous.
    I'm sure they'll be fine. Plus, non-uk students will have to pay, so that will make up a large portion of their money, and they will also receive an endowment.
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    Make it illegal to have the toilet paper under rather than over:judge:
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    (Original post by RF_PineMarten)
    2 - we're still coming out of a recession and there are good reasons why people struggle to find jobs. You pretty much want to punish people harshly for being the victims of an economic crisis.

    6 - you want to defeat ISIS, which I agree on, yet you don't want to fund or supply the groups doing the fighting on the ground?

    By the way, the US didn't actually fund the Taliban - the Taliban didn't emerge until after the Soviet withdrawl. The US funded Afghan rebel groups, members of which may have found their way into the Taliban later, but the US never directly funded or supplied the Taliban.
    I just got a part time job at a shop. And I'm 17. My aunt can barely speak English and landed a job at a factory. It's not that hard.

    I'm just saying that we can't trust anyone in Syria. There is a long history of countries funding rebel groups which fail and then turn against us. Instead, we should send more air strikes and aim to defeat ISIS ourselves.
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    (Original post by umar39)
    Make it illegal to have the toilet paper under rather than over:judge:
    What's it like, being you know a ****ing inbred degenerate who as no friends?

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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    What's it like, being you know a ****ing inbread degenerate who as no friends?

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    That's literally what I said dummy! (RTQ!!)
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    (Original post by umar39)
    That's literally what I said dummy! (RTQ!!)
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    I love bread by the way
    whoopsie I didn't read it correctly lol
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    So you want laws derived from Islam in a country where 96% of the people are not Muslim? Most people like drinking alcohol and the problems with it aren't that bad- alcohol is a part of the economy and our culture. I would reform the country's economy, not its culture and values.
    It doesn't matter where the laws are derived from, rather only the implications - and the benefits are greater than the weak reason that 'people like drinking alcohol'. It will save many peoples lives from alcohol related deaths, injuries, illnesses, irrevokable mistakes made whilst drunk, and reduce public damage, subsquent costs to the government and strain on the NHS etc - this is for the benefit of the country.
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    I'd call Putin's bluff and start supplying lethal aid to the Ukrainians.
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    I'd do quite a few things.

    We would be leaving the EU, and therefore I would take the opportunity to completely overhaul the CAP to reduce spending overall and rebalance it towards the environment and towards smaller farmers. I'd like to see much more focus on woodland planting and regeneration. I'd also like to see things like beavers reintroduced more widely, and laws would be altered to encourage this further.
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    I have some more detailed ideas about this which I can't explain in full here, but basically I'd like to create "priority areas" for habitat creation that works in a broadly similar way to local development plans work for housing land allocation - land allocated for habitat creation would be eligible for extra grant funding, encouraging landowners to apply for funding and put the desired habitat there (e.g. planting new woodland or creating new ponds or wetlands). Land could be allocated based on things like the quality of the land (i.e. it would target the less productive agricultural land) and the location of existing habitats (to encourage habitat links, like planting new woodland to link two woodlands together). It would encourage this sort of conservation work where it would be most beneficial to conservation, rather that just being put anywhere.

    While we're on the environment, I'd also make sure that ancient woodland gets specific and stronger protection in the planning system. At the moment, it's got some protection with the usual caveat of "unless the benefits of development outweigh the costs", which is downright stupid as ancient woodland is valuable for wildlife and cannot be replaced.

    Planning appeals would be restricted to 1 appeal for each side. At the moment, opponents cannot appeal against planning permission being granted, but developers can appeal again and again against refusals. It should be 1 appeal to the planning inspectorate each, with further appeals only possible through the courts system if the correct processes have not been carried out and there is evidence to back this up.

    I'd reform the House of Lords in some way. Not sure exactly what route to take, but at the very least I would want something to stop the party in power from stuffing the place full of party donors like the Conservatives have been doing since 2010. Maybe even it would become elected, I'm not quite sure.

    I would introduce some form of PR, in order to give smaller parties a fair chance at influencing politics and having their voice heard (15% support should get roughly that % of seats, not less than 1%). Again, not quite sure exactly what PR system I would introduce.

    I'd legalise some drugs like cannabis, and would regulate and tax them. Far better to have it legal and regulated than have the trade entirely in the hands of criminals. And the tax could be useful.

    I'd have heavier restrictions on party spending during election campaigns, to level the playing field a bit and stop the big corporate funded parties from outspending smaller parties as much.

    There are probably others that I'm missing.
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    (Original post by Grand High Witch)
    What victimless acts?
    recreational/medical drug use/production/distribution, euthanasia, all kinds of (adult) marriage (polygamy, hypergamy, incest, etc), prostitution/brothels, gambling (I'd actually get rid of the age restrictions seeing as it's completely arbitrary to age-limit gambling seeing as it's just games), public drunkenness/intoxication, "hate speech", I'd end censorship in the media (violence, language, nudity, etc) and I'd abolish inheritance, corp. and property (council) taxes seeing as they're just more victimless penalties in a way
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    More jobs and no smoking in public
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    • Slash annual net migration figure to below 10,000
    • Halt the influx of refugees (after the 20,000 we are already resettling)
    • Immediately trigger article 50
    • Deport migrants that don't meet a certain criteria (e.g. a wage threshold)
    • Implement a strict points based immigration system
    • Focus on trade and FTAs with fast developing economies and the Commonwealth
    • Cut foreign aid spending from 0.7% of GDP to ~0.2%
    • Scrap HS2
    • Ban Sharia courts
    • Increase NHS funding
    • Increase defence spending to 2.5% of GDP
    • Stop military intervention in Syria (and the Middle East in general)
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    I just got a part time job at a shop. And I'm 17. My aunt can barely speak English and landed a job at a factory. It's not that hard.

    I'm just saying that we can't trust anyone in Syria. There is a long history of countries funding rebel groups which fail and then turn against us. Instead, we should send more air strikes and aim to defeat ISIS ourselves.
    I'm not saying you weren't the best person for the job but, you see, there are advantages in hiring people under a certain age.... Same with people who can't speak much English there are advantages. A company I used to work for used a cleaning agency where all the cleaners were from South America and couldn't speak English so they were easily exploitable, vulnerable and wouldn't complain about wages..
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    Reduce military action on ISIS and start negotiating with them. We as a country look for answers with aggression when really the aggression is brought back onto Europe, a on going cycle. Maybe negotiate for them to have their own small territory then get NATO to kill em all off in one go.
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    The task of implementing policies as prime minister aren't straightforward and as effortless as they may seem. In broad terms however I'd probably:

    - Abandon High Speed 2. I don't think it's that significant to people to get from London to Manchester or Birmingham a bit faster, also, the cost is too much.

    - Ban Sharia Courts.

    - Drug Reforms. I'd make all drugs legal and regulate them. People should have the ability to use whatever they want and make choices good or bad in an informed way. Drug related criminal activities would cease to exist and they'd be safer to take.

    - Encourage entrepreneurship.

    - Invest in renewable sources of power. Wave and wind power are a good place to start because they're plentiful.

    These are very general. Of course there'd have to be a revision of these and changes. These are more of 'first that comes to mind' suggestions.
 
 
 
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