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Here's Mine:

1. Have multi-payer healthcare system in place to keep NHS while having healthy competition in the private sector, giving Britons a good choice when it comes to healthcare

2. Introduce US style prison sentences, including full life sentence and three strikes rule

3. Reintroduce capital punishment for murder, and certain rape, terror and child sex offending crimes

4. 200 student cap on all university courses

5. Free tuition for all UK nationals in Scotland, rather than just Scottish students, introduce international fees for EU nationals

6. Close down universities that aren't in UK top 50

7. Introduce a Federal structure of political system by introduce English regional assemblies for each of England's 9 regions with the same powers of the Scottish Parliament and NI Assembly

8. Introduce STV voting for General Elections with MPs reduced to 325

9. Have an elected 120 member House of Lords with 10 Lords for each UK region

10. Replace the Monarchy with an elected head of state

11. Deport EU migrants who are not related to a UK national, do not own a business that employs 10 or more UK nationals, are not in a skilled job, do not have a PHD from a UK university, have a criminal record.

12. Scrap the BBC Licence fee

13. Privatisation of BBC and Channel 4

14. One child policy for households whose income is under £20,000 and two child policy for household incomes under £30,000

15. Repeal the Dangerous Dogs Act

16. Tougher prison sentences on crimes against animals, with minimum of murder being 5 years and lifetime ban on animal ownership

17. Arm all police with pistols and tasers with license to kill, particularly at football games

18. Relax regulation of firearms

19. Abortions no longer funded by the NHS, also not carried out after three months unless it poses a threat to the mother

20. Scrap benefits and tax credits excluding the ill and disabled

21. Rule Britannia as UK national anthem and Land of Hope and Glory as National anthem of England

22. UK version of Guantanamo Bay for suspected terrorists and enemies of the state in the Scottish Islands

23. Replaced exam grades by percentages (instead of A, B, C have percentage mark such as 75%, 92% 54% etc)

24. Have 16 as the legal age of drinking, smoking, age of consent, voting etc

25. Change BBFC classifications with U, PG, 12 and 16 with the two latter meaning under agers can still watch but with an adult

26. Deregulate the sale of alcohol, cigarettes, video games etc, it should be parents responsibility to make sure kids don't buy them, not businesses and employees

27. Make it legal to run over people on the road if they are intentionally there, drivers shouldn't get a criminal record just because idiots decided to stay on the road as an act of nuisance. You don't see train drivers get criminal records for running over people on the track

Will add more when I can think of some
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Why don't you just go and live in the US?
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1.Cut immigration to under 60,000 per anum via a visa based system where people are considered on their merits
2. Cut Corporation tax to 12% within 5 years
3 Investigate into restricting access to tax havens
4. Increase defence spending
5. Re-introduce national service on a part time basis for 16-18 year olds - 2 nights a week and Saturdays (Aswell as studying)
6.Make foreigners pay to use the NHS to cut down on health tourism unless they have already paid into the NI system already- NI number based system via RTI which was introduced a few years is the way forward, No NIC'S or no money No treatment
7. Allow the Gurka's UK citizenship
8. Build 500,000 houses every year over a 5 year term to help the affordable housing problem
9. Sign a trade deal with the USA despite Trump's leadership and allow them to be a closer ally
10. If sturgeon keeps wanting independance, if it passes in the scottish parliament allow her, just to shut up her whinny :innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent: face
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1. Raise personal allowance to £15000
2. Gradually phase out national insurance and merge it with income tax
3. Introduce a Land Value Tax to replace council tax and business rates
4. Replace corporation tax with a carbon tax on corporations
5. Raise fuel, alcohol, and tobacco duties
6. Legalise marijuana (and introduce a tax on it)
7. Scrap child benefit for all future claimants, reduce amount for existing claimants
8. Reduce state pension
9. Reduce rail subsidies and reduce regulations on ticket prices
10. Move towards a voucher scheme for schooling
11. Opposition to new grammar schools
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...Will add more when I can think of some
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Why don't you just go and live in the US?
Why would I want to do that?
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Why would I want to do that?
Because most of what you have written is implemented in the US.
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Because most of what you have written is implemented in the US.
Why not implement it here?
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Here's Mine:

1. Have multi-payer healthcare system in place to keep NHS while having healthy competition in the private sector, giving Britons a good choice when it comes to healthcare

2. Introduce US style prison sentences, including full life sentence and three strikes rule

3. Reintroduce capital punishment for murder, and certain rape, terror and child sex offending crimes

4. 200 student cap on all university courses

5. Free tuition for all UK nationals in Scotland, rather than just Scottish students, introduce international fees for EU nationals

6. Close down universities that aren't in UK top 50

7. Introduce a Federal structure of political system by introduce English regional assemblies for each of England's 9 regions with the same powers of the Scottish Parliament and NI Assembly

8. Introduce STV voting for General Elections with MPs reduced to 325

9. Have an elected 120 member House of Lords with 10 Lords for each UK region

10. Replace the Monarchy with an elected head of state

11. Deport EU migrants who are not related to a UK national, do not own a business that employs 10 or more UK nationals, are not in a skilled job, do not have a PHD from a UK university, have a criminal record.

12. Scrap the BBC Licence fee

13. Privatisation of BBC and Channel 4

14. One child policy for households whose income is under £20,000 and two child policy for household incomes under £30,000

15. Repeal the Dangerous Dogs Act

16. Tougher prison sentences on crimes against animals, with minimum of murder being 5 years and lifetime ban on animal ownership

17. Arm all police with pistols and tasers with license to kill, particularly at football games

18. Relax regulation of firearms

19. Abortions no longer funded by the NHS, also not carried out after three months unless it poses a threat to the mother

20. Scrap benefits and tax credits excluding the ill and disabled

21. Rule Britannia as UK national anthem and Land of Hope and Glory as National anthem of England

22. UK version of Guantanamo Bay for suspected terrorists and enemies of the state in the Scottish Islands

23. Replaced exam grades by percentages (instead of A, B, C have percentage mark such as 75%, 92% 54% etc)

24. Have 16 as the legal age of drinking, smoking, age of consent, voting etc

25. Change BBFC classifications with U, PG, 12 and 16 with the two latter meaning under agers can still watch but with an adult

26. Deregulate the sale of alcohol, cigarettes, video games etc, it should be parents responsibility to make sure kids don't buy them, not businesses and employees

27. Make it legal to run over people on the road if they are intentionally there, drivers shouldn't get a criminal record just because idiots decided to stay on the road as an act of nuisance. You don't see train drivers get criminal records for running over people on the track

Will add more when I can think of some
I agree with just 5 and a half of these...:indiff:

- Why would you want an elected House of Lords- why have a House of Lords at all?

- What's with the all UK nationals receiving free tuition in Scotland thing? Wouldn't that cause a lot of problems?

- Why only have 50 universities in the country?!

Also, your one-child/two policy would stop you from getting many votes at all- there are a LOT of people in that wealth bracket in the electorate.
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Why not implement it here?
Because of your policies would set us back 50 years or more. There is no evidence that the death penalty or higher prison sentences reduce crime and given the cost, why bother?

Limit Uni course to 200? Eh? Surely you want to ensure the courses are of a minimum quality?

Repeal the dangerous dogs act? Do you not remember all those toddlers that used to be mauled to death?

Scrap benefit for the disabled and ill. Like in Victorian times where we had slums and workhouses. Very progressive.

And so on and so on. If you want to live back in the dark ages, there are plenty of countries you could choose from. Maybe Saudi Arabia?
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Here's Mine:

1. Have multi-payer healthcare system in place to keep NHS while having healthy competition in the private sector, giving Britons a good choice when it comes to healthcare

There is a private sector of healthcare already, as well as many alternative treatments available. Britons would not need a 'good choice' if there was one excellent, universal, free healthcare system in place. In fact any Britons would not be able to afford private treatment, and therefore would not be getting a 'good choice' at all.

2. Introduce US style prison sentences, including full life sentence and three strikes rule

I believe full life sentence already exists.

3. Reintroduce capital punishment for murder, and certain rape, terror and child sex offending crimes

Capital punishment results in the deaths of many innocent people. If reintroduced, it should only be used in the face of condemning evidence of a serious, serious crime.

4. 200 student cap on all university courses

5. Free tuition for all UK nationals in Scotland, rather than just Scottish students, introduce international fees for EU nationals

Free tuition in Scotland would significantly increase the likelihood of them leaving the UK in an independence referendum (rendering the policy ineffective and possibly having a multitude of other consequences) and would be extremely open to exploitation.

6. Close down universities that aren't in UK top 50

This would leave us with 50 universities in the UK: a far worse situation. There are currently 130.

7. Introduce a Federal structure of political system by introduce English regional assemblies for each of England's 9 regions with the same powers of the Scottish Parliament and NI Assembly

8. Introduce STV voting for General Elections with MPs reduced to 325

9. Have an elected 120 member House of Lords with 10 Lords for each UK region

Why have an elected House of Lords when members of the Commons are our elected candidates? Why have one at all?

10. Replace the Monarchy with an elected head of state

11. Deport EU migrants who are not related to a UK national, do not own a business that employs 10 or more UK nationals, are not in a skilled job, do not have a PHD from a UK university, have a criminal record.

Benefits of free movement of labour in the single market are undeniable.

12. Scrap the BBC Licence fee

13. Privatisation of BBC and Channel 4

14. One child policy for households whose income is under £20,000 and two child policy for household incomes under £30,000

This would never be voted in.

15. Repeal the Dangerous Dogs Act

Why would you do that? It has obvious risks and no clear benefits at all.

16. Tougher prison sentences on crimes against animals, with minimum of murder being 5 years and lifetime ban on animal ownership

17. Arm all police with pistols and tasers with license to kill, particularly at football games

A license to kill at football games sounds ludicrous.

18. Relax regulation of firearms

I don't personally agree with this, but I do see your perspective. Why do you think we need firearms in the UK? It seems that we're doing fine without them- it would lead to far more suicides; unintentional and intentional homicides.

19. Abortions no longer funded by the NHS, also not carried out after three months unless it poses a threat to the mother

It would be more difficult to enforce your one/two child policy without free abortion. Think of it this way: if a parent wishes to get an abortion, it may often be because they do not have the financial means to raise a child- so how will they have the financial means for an abortion? It could easily lead to more deprived children being born.

20. Scrap benefits and tax credits excluding the ill and disabled

21. Rule Britannia as UK national anthem and Land of Hope and Glory as National anthem of England

The UK is a sovereign nation; England hardly needs its own anthem. God Save The Queen is the national song of many Commonwealth countries. It unites us. If we cut it out, what then for those other countries?

22. UK version of Guantanamo Bay for suspected terrorists and enemies of the state in the Scottish Islands

23. Replaced exam grades by percentages (instead of A, B, C have percentage mark such as 75%, 92% 54% etc)

24. Have 16 as the legal age of drinking, smoking, age of consent, voting etc

Surely the less people who start smoking or drinking young, the better. There is little need to change regulations for this reason.

25. Change BBFC classifications with U, PG, 12 and 16 with the two latter meaning under agers can still watch but with an adult

Why eliminate the 12/15/18 system? 12 to 16 is a considerable jump- it would lead to more teens being exposed to inappropriate content, frustrated by the lack of action/gore/romance in films for 12-year-olds and thus pushed to watch the likes of Fifty Shades. Filmakers would go all-or-nothing with violence, sex, et cetera. Many films which are slightly above a 12 standard would lose revenue by being labelled a 16.

26. Deregulate the sale of alcohol, cigarettes, video games etc, it should be parents responsibility to make sure kids don't buy them, not businesses and employees

Why does it need deregulation? Surely a two-hurdle system (businesses AND parents) is better for the kids overall.

27. Make it legal to run over people on the road if they are intentionally there, drivers shouldn't get a criminal record just because idiots decided to stay on the road as an act of nuisance. You don't see train drivers get criminal records for running over people on the track

Make it legal to run people over. Right.

Will add more when I can think of some
Some thoughts in bold.
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