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    As a maths student, I'm surprised you didn't mention something like 'financing a public campaign to encourage the study of hard sciences at the secondary school and university level'. The number of kids taking useless stuff like Media Studies is staggering, but one of the expected consequences of growing up in a wealthy country that engenders an entitlement complex. By funding scholarships for study in the fields of medicine, engineering, computer science, etc., we incentivize the youth to start thinking about careers earlier on and make a positive use of public funds. I personally wouldn't extend the scholarship stuff towardsthe study of government, history, politics or economics, as they have plenty of people going into them as it is, and it is somewhat easier to find decent paying work in those fields than it is in hard science research.
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    (Original post by _Ravi_)

    6. Most people won’t agree with this, but I don’t care. Ban Red Top tabloids, reality TV and celebrity magazines.
    Slightly right wing?
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    (Original post by Bagration)
    3. Make criminals fear the law (and get rid of ASBOs for god’s sake).
    No. Make the law fair and firm. The British legal system has always been about the liberty of the individual versus the state. Now, after someone has been convicted, that's a totally different argument, but nobody should "fear" the state.
    they dont need to fear the state, they need to fear the consequences of their actions, alot of people think the law is soft.
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    you make some good points but you also make some rather silly points - ones which show you havnt really thought about what you are writing about - id hazard a guess you have just bought a daiy mail/express for the last 15 days and used the headlines as your bullet points
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    I agree with 7
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    Confused. When did it no longer become Great?

    When I look on a map it still says Great Britain?
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    (Original post by Chiko 1001)
    I would vote for you. Yes to everything. Liberal attitudes have led to a society where just about everything is acceptable to someone... for example, what place would a traditional British "gentleman" have in today's Britain? Think about an 18 year old in 1930, compare that to a modern 18 year old. I'm not convinced today's version shows progress.
    Other than the better education and no longer discriminating against blacks, asians, women and gays you mean?
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    Agree with most an disagree with some but my own idea would be for the government to put less money useless "modern thinking" schemes and devout more resources to education and scientific research (similar to your first point), to get less people going to university and more getting apprenticeships and pratical qualifications that better prepare them for the workplace.

    I'd also say invest more in industry and trade.

    Personally I think this would lead (combined with your own points) to a Britain that was a much greater economic and scientific player as well as a nicer place to live.

    My only objection is the compulsary civil/military service.
    If this was implemented there would have to be somewhere for students to fit in. I don't see where national service could fit in between school, straight to uni, and then into a job/post-graduate degree.
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    I'll just start with the first one though - this s 2009, no one invents stuff in sheds anymore, internets sites are an exception
    find the last invention by an individual that didnt end up on a shopping channel
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    Where's 16 - 20?
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    (Original post by obscurename)
    Agree with most an disagree with some but my own idea would be for the government to put less money useless "modern thinking" schemes and devout more resources to education and scientific research (similar to your first point), to get less people going to university and more getting apprenticeships and pratical qualifications that better prepare them for the workplace.

    I'd also say invest more in industry and trade.

    Personally I think this would lead (combined with your own points) to a Britain that was a much greater economic and scientific player as well as a nicer place to live.

    My only objection is the compulsary civil/military service.
    If this was implemented there would have to be somewhere for students to fit in. I don't see where national service could fit in between school, straight to uni, and then into a job/post-graduate degree.
    if less people went to uni then people could actually distinguish between people, now everyone seems to have a degree.
    also isnt compulsory civil/military service on the terms that you dont have a decent job lined up
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    I agree with you

    They should also do something with reckless teenagers having kids so young :mad:
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    Just get rid of chavs.
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    (Original post by OhNO!)
    What is "good behaviour"? Whose business is it to decide what's good and bad behaviour?
    Well, taken to the extreme we already have laws that tell s wat is not acceptable behaviour don't we? We have all decided that rape, murder, theft, cild abuse, physical violence and lots of ther abhorrent behaviour is bad and punishabe by law....
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    hmmm good stuff....although i have to disagree with 6 lool,i wouldnt care if tabloid newspapers were banned since whenever i read them it's full of rubbish about amy winehouse etc....but i need my big brother :P: lol
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    Make people work for their dole money, plenty of graffitti to be cleaned or litter to be picked up. Watch how many people that are prepared to do 20-30hr weeks for a measly £45, they will soon get jobs. S

    Stob supporting pregnant teenage girls, making it a way of life for them.

    I think instead of youth centres or whatever local councils build they should just build huge sporting complex's and make them free. Gym's, swimming pools, indoor courts for football, badminton, exercise classes, the works. I'd go all the time.
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    (Original post by lm_wfc)
    Other than the better education and no longer discriminating against blacks, asians, women and gays you mean?
    Yes, lol. Don't get me wrong, I'm not some far right ********. It's the decreasing evidence of moral grounding I mourn.
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    sounds rather controlling tho i like ur last point

    electing more of our local officials would be a wonderful move
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    (Original post by MaccyG)
    Slightly right wing?
    Slightly left wing, sounds far more socialist to me.

    I'd probably agree with most of the points to be honest, you can't just ban tabloids though, but you could make it harder for them to operate.
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    Why not just give everyone a free Ferrari F430...:dontknow:
 
 
 
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