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    I would firstly dramatically increase spending on the NHS, I would place heavier taxes on the nation as a whole. (making sure the poor are better of). I'd bring Scotland, Wales and England education up the standard of that of Northern Ireland (joke!) ( but we do tend to take it a lot more seriously. seriously!).

    I'd immediately enter Britain into the Euro.

    I would stand up to the USA, and make sure that Europe as a whole does (that would give the yanks a good ****in scaring, europe as a whole? now thats a force to reckon with. ) - although i still have a distaste for Germany lol.

    I'd get rid of Clare Short from the Labour Party (that would probably be my party). I mean what does she expect spies to do? lets get a grip Claire. What a messer.

    I'd generally pump huge amounts into public services, the state should look after its people a lot more.

    If a certain social club for example said that you couldn't enter it because you were black etc, then there would be uproar. However, if you could not join because you couldn't afford it, thats completley different? how i ask? is this not discrimination? Just my general liberal views.
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    I would have a written constitution, which would ensure that when an MP changes political party, they must stand for election again, rather than just being allowed to keep their seat. A couple of UUP MLAs in NI (aren't abbrieviations wonderful) recently changed parties to DUP, and it really annoyed me that they automatically kept their seat! It's probably mostly an academic point, as they would almost certainly re-elected anyway, but I think it is important nonetheless.
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    well first i wld kill all none straight ppl, cos thier annoying
    (no affence)
    then i wld go 2 every strip club and take all the grls 2 10 dwning street and do them all
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    (Original post by bobmarley)
    well first i wld kill all none straight ppl, cos thier annoying
    (no affence)
    then i wld go 2 every strip club and take all the grls 2 10 dwning street and do them all
    I suspect you meant "non" (then i'm askin myself why you didnt say gay/homosexual, have you a clue or are you smoking the wacky backy?), you'll never by p.m. with spelling like that and views like that.
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    (Original post by Woodsy)
    I suspect you meant "non" (then i'm askin myself why you didnt say gay/homosexual, have you a clue or are you smoking the wacky backy?), you'll never by p.m. with spelling like that and views like that.

    no im not a drugy, and this is da way young ppl write!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    just fink in 20 yrs u'll b ruled by us!!!!!
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    (Original post by bobmarley)
    no im not a drugy, and this is da way young ppl write!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    just fink in 20 yrs u'll b ruled by us!!!!!
    Nope, I just tend to have respect for the English lanuage and to respect gay people. Actually mate, I'm 16.
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    (Original post by Woodsy)
    Nope, I just tend to have respect for the English lanuage and to respect gay people. Actually mate, I'm 16.
    hello m8 im younger than u, and our age will b runnin this god 4 saken place!!!!!!
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    (Original post by Woodsy)
    I would firstly dramatically increase spending on the NHS, I would place heavier taxes on the nation as a whole. (making sure the poor are better of). I'd bring Scotland, Wales and England education up the standard of that of Northern Ireland (joke!) ( but we do tend to take it a lot more seriously. seriously!).

    I'd immediately enter Britain into the Euro.

    I would stand up to the USA, and make sure that Europe as a whole does (that would give the yanks a good ****in scaring, europe as a whole? now thats a force to reckon with. ) - although i still have a distaste for Germany lol.

    I'd get rid of Clare Short from the Labour Party (that would probably be my party). I mean what does she expect spies to do? lets get a grip Claire. What a messer.

    I'd generally pump huge amounts into public services, the state should look after its people a lot more.

    If a certain social club for example said that you couldn't enter it because you were black etc, then there would be uproar. However, if you could not join because you couldn't afford it, thats completley different? how i ask? is this not discrimination? Just my general liberal views.

    well for a start id lock up all socialists once in power, although socialism might be a good way to get there. That is because socialism is inherantly unequal and as such as such huge flaws in its ideology.
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    (Original post by JSM)
    well for a start id lock up all socialists once in power, although socialism might be a good way to get there. That is because socialism is inherantly unequal and as such as such huge flaws in its ideology.
    And you prefer a system where birthright can make you better than someone else? Socialism and moderate left wing are the best way to go.
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    (Original post by Woodsy)
    And you prefer a system where birthright can make you better than someone else? Socialism and moderate left wing are the best way to go.
    I find that pretty tough to swallow.
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    (Original post by Woodsy)
    I would firstly dramatically increase spending on the NHS, I would place heavier taxes on the nation as a whole. (making sure the poor are better of). I'd bring Scotland, Wales and England education up the standard of that of Northern Ireland (joke!) ( but we do tend to take it a lot more seriously. seriously!).

    I'd immediately enter Britain into the Euro.

    I would stand up to the USA, and make sure that Europe as a whole does (that would give the yanks a good ****in scaring, europe as a whole? now thats a force to reckon with. ) - although i still have a distaste for Germany lol.

    I'd get rid of Clare Short from the Labour Party (that would probably be my party). I mean what does she expect spies to do? lets get a grip Claire. What a messer.

    I'd generally pump huge amounts into public services, the state should look after its people a lot more.

    If a certain social club for example said that you couldn't enter it because you were black etc, then there would be uproar. However, if you could not join because you couldn't afford it, thats completley different? how i ask? is this not discrimination? Just my general liberal views.
    Bit "old" isn't it? Tax more and pump the NHS with cash?
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    (Original post by me!)
    People are always moaning about how cr** the UK is getting, so if you were prime minister how would you change it and what would you do differently? What would be your focus: education, health service, social security...?
    I would focus on making a realistic utopian society for us all to live in.
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    Just for kicks and giggles I'd like to run an experiment whereby the less you earn the more tax you pay and visa versa.

    I'm wondering if reduced tax bands linked to higher levels of earnings might in fact act in the same way as a bonus scheme, and in so doing increase productivity.

    Who wants to earn $20k a year taxed at 25% when they know that if they reach $30k a year tax would fall to say 20%

    This "bonus incentive" might encourage people to work harder, produce more, get better educated etc.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    I disagree. I do live in the US as a matter of fact and taxes are on the whole less than the UK, although it does depend greatly on where you live. I live in Florida where there is no state income tax at all. California is a different matter.

    Gas costs $1.88 a gallon. Ciggies cost $3.85/pack. State sales tax is 6%, not the 17.5% VAT paid in the UK.

    The reason that there is not an academic in the UK earning even close to $200k in the UK is that academics of that calibre work in Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Brown, Duke etc......where they might get much closer to that figure.

    However, I was trying to get across the "brain drain" theory rather than talk about the respective salaries of senior academics at Oxford and Yale.
    The US tax system is screwed up, for a start its paying George Bush's rent. That can't be right. Plus the sales tax is added when you buy the goods at the till. Plus side of this is that its all in the open (no stealth tax), down side is that if your a Brit not used to this you can end up not having enough money at the till which can be embarassing...ahem.
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    (Original post by samd294)
    The US tax system is screwed up, for a start its paying George Bush's rent. That can't be right. Plus the sales tax is added when you buy the goods at the till. Plus side of this is that its all in the open (no stealth tax), down side is that if your a Brit not used to this you can end up not having enough money at the till which can be embarassing...ahem.
    Yes.....caught me out a few times
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    Ummmm...if I was PM...right here we go.

    1) Bring back student grants, scrap top up fees.
    2) Lower income tax FOR CHRIST'S SAKE
    3) Improve the *****y excuse for the London Underground and untill its actually successful, lower the fares.
    4) Increase wages for those working in the NHS so as to creative an incentive for prospective nurses, etc.
    5) Increase taxes on Ciggarettes.
    6) Legalise Cannabis and sell it with heaps of tax on it.
    7) Those on the dole should be entitled to it for a period of sixth months in which they have to find work. If after 6 months they are still unemployed without valid reason then NO MORE DOLE!
    8) Council houses would not go out willy-nilly to some 15 year old that gets herself up the duff....oh and another thing
    9) PROPER and i mean PROPER sex education.
    10) Free contraception from chemists, newsagents, etc.
    11) STI Check ups made mandatory


    Oh and a few ideas for the legal system:
    1) Gyms, libraries, tv's in prison...a f***ing joke! Scrap anything that resembles a luxury. Its a prison not a Travel Inn.
    2) Keep more people to a cell...who cares if its a breach on their human rights, they rid themselves on those by winding up in there in the first place.
    3) Fraud and other victim less crimes should have punishments such as fines and community service. Save the cells for the rapists and murderers.
    4) Juvenile delinquents, hooligans, muggers should not be in prison but instead be tagged abd given curfews.
    5) Fake Burberry should be made illegal.
    6) There should be no such thing as a BURGULAR'S RIGHTS!

    So what5 dya think?!?!?
    Just a few ideas!!
    VOTE MARINA183!
    He he he.
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    As long as London's OK, everyone else comes second.
    London.....like an uncontollable........tumor.
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    As long as London's OK, everyone else comes second.
    Oi Oi, Dont get offended.
    I was merely stating this as one of my ideas because I happen to know its in an awful state.
    If you have any other transport suggestions, then throw them this way...i'm keen to learn of the other ways that the government has failed.
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    (Original post by marina183)
    Oi Oi, Dont get offended.
    I was merely stating this as one of my ideas because I happen to know its in an awful state.
    If you have any other transport suggestions, then throw them this way...i'm keen to learn of the other ways that the government has failed.
    have fun doin that, seems quite sensible your proposals

    mine, get elected as a moderate socialist:

    then abolish the welfare state and make everything one giant market.

    government= low taxes for military and regulation and law and order
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    I don't know how to solve London's transport problems, if I did I'd probably make a fortune as a consultant! I'm just pointing out that everything is London centric. Obviously London has the biggest population of any 'area' and people who live there naturally want it to be the best it can be, but its not fair when other areas are neglected.

    Its a fact that other areas receive less funding per head than London. For example London has been awarded £3.58 billion in lottery funding, and the North East has been awarded £717 million. This works out at roughly £447 and £350 per person respectively, even though the North East spends more on lottery tickets than London (per person).
    do you also know that Scotland and Wales have fewer constituents per constituency, biasing FPTP towards LAbour and that they recieve greater funding per head than london, along with former coal mining areas
 
 
 
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