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    If you were the PM what would be your top 5 topics of agenda that you'd like to implement/tackle/address during your term and how would you go about it?


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    Find Malcolm Tucker, wherever he is, and employ him.
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    (Original post by Stk1010)
    If you were the PM what would be your top 5 topics of agenda that you'd like to implement/tackle/address during your term and how would you go about it?


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    Building 400,000 houses per year by relaxing planning regulations (green belt) and what kind of houses can be built for a ten year period.

    Investing in research to a much higher level done through borrowing if needed

    Leave the eu and cancel all foreign aid

    Investing in capital expenditure projects mostly in projects that have a less than 20 year pay back.

    Banning all political donations and replacing them with public funded model where all parties with 1 mp or more receive the same amount of money


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    (Original post by Stk1010)
    If you were the PM what would be your top 5 topics of agenda that you'd like to implement/tackle/address during your term and how would you go about it?


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    1. Create a national bank and take the ability to print money away from the private banking sector and do a complete reconstruction of our monetary system which includes outlawing fractional reserve banking, tax avoidance policies and bogus corporate schemes.

    2. Make a commitment to advanced agriculture. This will mainly be focused on vertical growing, urban farming, sub-terrean farming, aqua-ponic fish farming and bio-energy reactors.

    3. Start building underground cities to cope with our housing demand but also reduce energy costs at the same time due to new developments in geo-thermal energy.

    4. Open up a radical citizenship program that allows migrants to earn citizenship for their love ones by creating jobs for native Brits in the UK. 1 full time job = 1 years added to a work permit visa, 2 full time jobs = 2 years added to a work permit visa per year and so on.

    Scrap immigration laws and use this merit based system instead which rewards enterpruneral spirit.

    5. Leave NATO, abandon the special relationship with the US and work towards a friendship pact with Russia.
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    1. Centralise the powers of westminster and remove extra powers from Scotland and wales, allow Ireland to keep their current status. Work on instead increasing autonomy of local authorities and councils when it comes to benefits, some taxes, education and current powers.
    2. Re-nationalize the railways as their contracts run out and copy the German system of operation as well as remove PFI policy and make the NHS and other public institutions truly public again.
    3. Abolish corporation tax for smaller firms and under the same vein institute tax breaks/subsidies for new start-ups in the UK to promote self-employment and increase competition.
    4. Remove green/carbon taxes and promote the building of a second new nuclear power plant and aim to switch the UK energy industry over to entirely Nuclear/renewables by 2050
    5. Provide tax breaks for private building companies, remove the right to buy and make sure that council houses are being kept at least at the current number.


    An explanation:
    1. Currently Scotland and wales have to much power for the population and economic prowess they currently handle, instead of arbitrarily giving only Scotland or Wales more independence all local authorities should gain more power over local spending. Local problems need local solutions and a funding level that might be good for Liverpool, but Manchester might need more funding in other areas in comparison, therefore they should be able to decide where that funding goes, this should lead to a more efficient spending of funds into needed areas.
    2. The railways and NHS and many of the PFI's we hand out are natural monopolies and private companies are abusing that to over charge you at both the ticket bay but also out of your tax funds as well.
    3. The key to a good economy are small bushiness and competition to provide consumers with the bets products, by encouraging this we can allow start-ups to get over the initial bumpy stage where large companies often price them out of the market, we need more competition.
    4. the green/carbon taxes are making energy expensive not only for us, but for large manufacturing companies as well, we need to make manufacturing in the UK cheap again.
    5. This will allow for homes in high demand areas to be built, We currently need more council homes but i believe by increasing the supply of houses just like Germany after WW2 we can lower the cost of housing, also if we can increase the funding of places like Birmingham, Cardiff and Edinburgh and Glasgow we can take away the reliance on people needing to move to London for high end jobs.
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    1. Raise personal allowance to £15000
    2. End help to buy, build more houses through relaxation of planning laws and building of council houses.
    3. Scrap child benefit and the 15 hours free child care. Replace with increased child tax credit to help the poorest.
    4. Lower corporation tax to 10%. Introduce a carbon tax to make up some of the shortfall.
    5. Allow more open access companies on the railways to increase competition. Invest in new railway lines.
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    (Original post by LordMallard)
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    you do know that the Carbon Tax and taxes like it are the type of thing raising energy prices on the poor and manufacturing industries right? what is your justification for raising them other than to raise more money?
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    Health: A fat Tax to go with the Sugar Tax as well as one on Cheap supermarket Alcohol, Liberal eugenics (Paying people with low IQs for instance to be sterilized- saving money on benefits and improving social mobility), legalize suicide and most drugs. More spending on Mental Health

    Education: Scrap Academies and ban faith schools, greater restriction on private schools. Follow the Finnish educational model for comprehensives.

    Home: Introduce PR, remove bishops from the HoL, Slightly reduce number of MPs to 600, Halve the HoL, scrap the justice secretary brief and leave it to the judicary. Scrap Police and crime commisioners. Outlaw circumcision and ban face veils.

    Foreign Policy: Greater Tarriffs on regimes we disprove of in particular Saudi Arabia. Full solidarity with Ukraine against Russian revisionism. Recognise Kurdistan and condemn turkey. Leave Nato and work to establish a common EU defence and Foriegn policy with a common EU army. Scrap Trident and spend the money on military research.
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    (Original post by illegaltobepoor)
    1. Create a national bank and take the ability to print money away from the private banking sector and do a complete reconstruction of our monetary system which includes outlawing fractional reserve banking, tax avoidance policies and bogus corporate schemes.

    2. Make a commitment to advanced agriculture. This will mainly be focused on vertical growing, urban farming, sub-terrean farming, aqua-ponic fish farming and bio-energy reactors.

    3. Start building underground cities to cope with our housing demand but also reduce energy costs at the same time due to new developments in geo-thermal energy.

    4. Open up a radical citizenship program that allows migrants to earn citizenship for their love ones by creating jobs for native Brits in the UK. 1 full time job = 1 years added to a work permit visa, 2 full time jobs = 2 years added to a work permit visa per year and so on.

    Scrap immigration laws and use this merit based system instead which rewards enterpruneral spirit.

    5. Leave NATO, abandon the special relationship with the US and work towards a friendship pact with Russia.
    1) you do realise that the BoE is already publicly owned, right? And with privately issued notes by the banks in Scotland and NI there are rules dictating them, as well as only being promissory notes

    3) you do realise the massive impracticality of this, it would likely take decades just to build a small town, and that's before considering logistics of operation

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    Do more to tackle homelessness and the underlying causes - drug addiction, alcoholism etc.

    Ban faith schools, ban grammar schools, ban academies, probably ban private schools.

    Correctly fund the education sector to allow for the recruitment of better teachers, to change what is expected of teachers and, importantly, to increase teacher retention.

    Offer more postgraduate funding.

    Increase payments and support for foster carers and those that offer respite and emergency care.
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    (Original post by Davij038)
    Health: A fat Tax to go with the Sugar Tax as well as one on Cheap supermarket Alcohol, Liberal eugenics (Paying people with low IQs for instance to be sterilized- saving money on benefits and improving social mobility), legalize suicide and most drugs. More spending on Mental Health

    Education: Scrap Academies and ban faith schools, greater restriction on private schools. Follow the Finnish educational model for comprehensives.

    Home: Introduce PR, remove bishops from the HoL, Slightly reduce number of MPs to 600, Halve the HoL, scrap the justice secretary brief and leave it to the judicary. Scrap Police and crime commisioners. Outlaw circumcision and ban face veils.

    Foreign Policy: Greater Tarriffs on regimes we disprove of in particular Saudi Arabia. Full solidarity with Ukraine against Russian revisionism. Recognise Kurdistan and condemn turkey. Leave Nato and work to establish a common EU defence and Foriegn policy with a common EU army. Scrap Trident and spend the money on military research.
    Fat tax does nothing but increase inflation significantly to get a small increase in taxes, as I believe it was the Danes demonstrated, funnily enough they got rid of it after less than 2 years

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Fat tax does nothing but increase inflation significantly to get a small increase in taxes, as I believe it was the Danes demonstrated, funnily enough they got rid of it after less than 2 years

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    Denmark also have amongst the lowest levels of obesity in europe, whilst the UK has among the highest: revenue is relatively insignificant. I'm more concerned about the ethical implications which also have the result of saving money (eg health related illnesses)

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/dat...ries-in-europe
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    (Original post by Davij038)
    Denmark also have amongst the lowest levels of obesity in europe, whilst the UK has among the highest: revenue is relatively insignificant. I'm more concerned about the ethical implications which also have the result of saving money (eg health related illnesses)

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/dat...ries-in-europe
    Do you know why it was scrapped? Because it doesn't do what you think it does. It was hardly a small tax, inflation on the affected products was about 12% because of it, after all, there is very little you can do to get rid of fat in a great many cases, and do you know how much consumption fell by? 0.1%.

    Places with the same diet are less obese than we are, there is more to obesity than just what you eat, there is then what you do, and even how you eat it has an impact.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Do you know why it was scrapped? Because it doesn't do what you think it does. It was hardly a small tax, inflation on the affected products was about 12% because of it, after all, there is very little you can do to get rid of fat in a great many cases, and do you know how much consumption fell by? 0.1%.
    DO you have a source? Not that I dis believe you, but I would like to read more on it.

    Places with the same diet are less obese than we are, there is more to obesity than just what you eat, there is then what you do, and even how you eat it has an impact.
    I never said that that alone would be sufficent
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    http://www.iea.org.uk/blog/denmark’s...of-the-pudding

    On the matter of sugar even the NHS say that a sugar tax won't do much implicitly, declaring sugar to be demonised when high calorie intake is the problem and having just looked at a pack of sugar, when you factor in how much sugar is often used it isn't actually that big a culprit

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    1. Tighten up the immigration laws by only letting those in who have a job already sorted out
    2. Limit the amount of houses that one can own. For those with a second house, it must be rented out. Those living abroad will have their house taken off them unless they agree to sell it for a set price
    3. Encourage UK businesses to buy from other UK businesses with subsides and special tax cuts when something is brought from a UK business
    4. Cancel almost all foreign aid
    5. Pay MPs less money and use the money to pay teachers and doctors more. As well as to Stop almost all payments to the rich
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    1. Allowing anyone to come into this country. No matter level of skill, prospect or character.
    2. Giving the European Union more power, including power to maintain a standing army for the equal protection of all European Citizens.
    3. Increase foreign aid. After all, why should people in the UK be able to spend £22 on a platter at Nando's when people in Africa are struggling to even find water.
    4. I'd ban the press from posting trivial stories about people's fathers putting £5,000 into accounts in South American countries. Instead, the press shall focus on substantial issues plighting our country.
    5. Increase the power of unelected peers in the House of Lords. For too longs, Members of the Commons have been allowed to run amok without any serious check. Bring back aristocratic peers; people of good stock have good minds for governmental business.
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    1. Renationalise key sectors such as Energ and Transport. Also create a national bank.
    2. Follow a Keynesian economic plan. (Also increase the capital requirement on banks to make this easier.)
    3. Change the tax system so we tax on where the deals take place not where the company is situated. E.g. If i'm buying a good in London from Amazon and I'm technically buying it in Luxembourg or whatever, yet it is dispatched in Reading then it counts as a deal taken place in this country. The finer details would need to be explored.
    4. Scrap the Trident nuclear missile and use the money for a proper Armed forces or maybe combine with Europe for an EU army.
    5. Look to devolve Britain into a system like the Lander in Germany or the American States.

    Though there's so much more I could write...
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    Ban faith schools
    Withdraw the exemption for religious institutions from paying taxes
    Slash fuel duty by 50%
    Withdraw speed cameras.
    Raise national speed limit on 3 lane motorways to 100mph.
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    (Original post by TheNote)
    you do know that the Carbon Tax and taxes like it are the type of thing raising energy prices on the poor and manufacturing industries right? what is your justification for raising them other than to raise more money?
    Corporation tax cut at the same time as well as income tax through a rise in he personal allowance. There will be a profit incentive for companies to reduce pollution. Also it would act as a revenue raiser, but that is necessary.
 
 
 
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