ABOLISH ALL QUANGO's---Another statement parroted straight from the Britain-hating tabloids.Do you even know what a Quango does?I'll give you a clue, they pretty much all have different functions, some are probably a bit superfluous, whilst others are vital. Complain about this comment (Comment number 14). I would then have the jury of twelve ordinary members of the public brought in and briefed as to the facts of the case and advised what the possible range of penalties are for the offence and let them decide the outcome. And we know, because they tell us so often, how they are in favour of strong, effective pubishment. 7. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. The reasons why laws change still query many people. That's how it works when I leave the UK and visit other countries, I don't expect to be treated in their hospitals for free. Every single year there are approximately 1.21 million abortions in America, and approximately 46 million world-wide. This includes new laws that have not yet been assigned a public law number. Complain about this comment (Comment number 7), Complain about this comment (Comment number 8). Complain about this comment (Comment number 84). Complain about this comment (Comment number 53). "Which means that anyone who went to school after the mid 70's has only a hazy notion of what the Imperial standards are and would cost us several billion pounds dumping tools, pipe fittings etc that have been made in metric for the past 30 years. Too many to list!Perhaps all laws should be repealed and a new, concise set of laws, be written.Generally there should be more self-determination and self-responsibility in my view. approach to Law. It is skewed beyond fairness. Common sense at last. At 11:31am on 01 Jul 2010, The Fickle Finger wrote:I'd like the Human Rights act to be extended to cover our soldiers. Most news media in this country is based on anonymous offical sources allowing them to lie blatantly to you.......its a simple and obvious step, Complain about this comment (Comment number 27). Given the long-term nature of most PPP arrangements, the operator may not be capable of including in the price specific costs arising from changes in law which are not foreseeable at the time of entering into the Contract. #6 "No. But when evidence and considered public opinion tell us that what is the case is not what ought to be the case, we should not be conservative, we should seek progress. In India it is not illegal to have sex for money. Complain about this comment (Comment number 15). It's time to take a serious look at legalising drug use (oh Gosh!) Surely all or none?-----------------------------------------------------------Plying your trade outside licensed premises would remain illegal as would making use of non-licensed services. An air-gun? Complain about this comment (Comment number 38). All the laws & silly little regulations & bye-laws enacted by Tony Blair & his government should be repealed. Marriage equality. Surely all or none? 10. As technology's capability is being grows, the law should be changed and adapted to … Complain about this comment (Comment number 5), So where is this web-site? The deputy prime minister is launching a Your Freedom website, in which people will be able to propose ways to reduce bureaucracy, make the running of their business simpler and suggest which offences should be removed or changed. So that the Sun and Hillsborough, for example, would have led to that paper's prosecution. 47. Complain about this comment (Comment number 91), All laws brought in by labour in the last 13 years. (If that were to appear in a novel it would be derided as unrealistic).2. What laws would you change? Immediately. You might be able to write a draft of the law yourself, or you might need the support of your state or national legislator. Sorry if that inconveniences the army, but it's ridiculous to say they can't afford our lads the basic 'human rights'.If the soldiers can't have it, then dump the whole lot. My proposal would be for a new law. It would be illegal for a newspaper to publish "information" that they knew to be false; just as one can sue for libel if they falsely malign an individual, this should be extended and made a criminal offence when a paper invents, or, beyond reasonable doubt, twists, misquotes etc. In order to do this we need to look at decriminalising the use of drugs so that addicts can look for help without fear of prosecution. Allow licensed, regulated premises to operate a service. A law is no good if it only serves some of the people. The residents want a trial. Making it legal to shoot burglars when it is illegal to keep most forms of fire arm at home is a pretty stupid law. Being able to sue the army because you get killed in battle is lunacy. All licensed manufacturers and agents would be required to make within each drug dose a unique "marker" with full track and trace. At 09:50am on 01 Jul 2010, mandyshannon wrote:I would make being nude in public legal.--I'd make it compulsory. Always specify in your bylaws the exact requirements for their amendment. News of the launch of a web-site to enable people to say what laws they want to get rid of all over today's news media. This is a no brainer. Law is the medium through which social change can be achieved. 'I hear from many.' Far too many people "know their rights" very few understand their responsibilities, that is a failing of the current legislation and needs to be addressed. Complain about this comment (Comment number 34). I burgular should lose all his rights when entering someone elses property. Joining the military is the only job in the world where its fairly inevitable that someone will try and kill you (I did 4 months in Croatia and got snipped at twice and mortared once). Complain about this comment (Comment number 95). Causes most allergic reactions out of all azo dyes. Surely the press are all in favour of the truth? And inventing interviews (a rather frequent occurence) and quotes would be illegal. -Michael Gove, education, background in journalism-Andrew Lansley, health, educated in PoliticsNo wonder they're begging the public for ideas...they haven't got any themselves!!! It is not a law I would like to change but I would like unions that represent professionals eg the Law Society and the GMC have a role more like the Teaching Unions. there has been a succession of governments introducing poorly drafted, reactionary legislation for 20 years - PLEASE STOP!whether or not you agree with the suggestions above, the whole system for drafting and scrutinizing legislation is clearly “not fit for purpose!”, Complain about this comment (Comment number 82), Complain about this comment (Comment number 83). Explain. This is seen as just in other countries, notably the USA why not in Britain. At 10:37am on 01 Jul 2010, Peter_Sym wrote:Has Nick Clegg gone mad? All the manufacture, distribution, education and rehabiliatation would be out to public tender.With the winners awarded the contract for a defined 5yr period. However, if you click the link on the HYS piece, Your Freedom, it will take you to the new Your Freedom website which is the gov site relating to this very question?The Deputy PM opens the agenda on law repeals and is responsible for this government site and we should all use it if we want to change or repeal the plethora of laws that not even the lawyers always understand, never mind actually know about, including local authorities who take cases to law because they can at your expense, not because it's right? One solution would be the right to sue the police with mandatory state aid and the CRB with no time limit.At present you may have no criminal record of any description but be deemed a risk because of an interview with the police which goes no further and you might not even know that information is passed to the CRB if you apply for a job.So its innocent but guilty anyway.Dump this "communist" law. Nonsense/unworkable suggestions will of course be heard along with good ideas. "So you see no problem with a householder knocking a burglar unconcious, tying them up, sexually assaulting them, torturing them slowly over a few days and then executing them by burning in the back garden? There are many things we and our political representatives should fight to conserve – including equality under the law, property rights, human rights and regulated markets. Yellow #5 should be banned. Thank you for your comments. Tony Martin should have got 5 years just for possession of that pump-action shotgun HE used. Complain about this comment (Comment number 62). 2. Firstly, repeal the Human Rights Act as it currently stands. Replace the seriously abused human rights bill by applying some common sense. We have had this legislation for nearly 40 years and the number of addicts is now counted in the thousands. Although there are a number of laws that I would like to see repealed, I think their is an issue in wider society which needs to be addressed first. Support for a number of other sensible and just changes has grown to the point of compelling; it is time for our legislators to respect and trust the community's views. Leslie Green argues, firstly, that law is capable of having causal impact on the nature of social morality and, secondly, that one of the functions of law should be the betterment of morality. Abolition of the Monarchy.Disestablishment of the Church of England.Prime Minister to become directly elected.Equality for fathers.Legalise, regulate and tax recreational soft drug use and prostitution.Legalise, regulate and prescribe hard drugs for addicts.Anyone standing in any election must either have been born and raised in the constituency they are standing in or they must have lived there for at least the previous four years (primary residence only, no buying a cheap second home that you don't live in to get around the rules).All elections to be held on a fixed term, four year basis.Any publicly listed company to have a wage regulation preventing anyone within the company from earning more than ten times the salary of their lowest paid employee, for example; if the cleaners earn £12,000 a year then the executives would only be able to earn £120,000 a year. Harass their families and friends! Tax the sales and use the money to finance awareness campaigns and clinics where people can get help to kick their habit.4. Complain about this comment (Comment number 36). A friend of mine for over two years years has been fighting the planning office to try and get permission to make a pathway at the back of his home on his own land and has been met with refusal and objection all the way. Benefit law - if able to work should do even if it is community work like cleaning up litter in a park, if caught claiming wrongly give tougher sentences, crack down on landlords who milk the system for housing benefit and give more support to people who HAVE paid their taxes and not penailse them if they have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. After he became elected president, in a speech he was giving, a member of the public asked him how he was going to address the overwhleming majorities concern over drug prohibition.Obama dismissed it as an online group who got a little excited and flooded his website, and assured everyone that nothing would change. The legal failing is by our government; under a UN charter, to which we have been signatories for decades, we have a responsibility to accept and process people who arrive by boat, as many as nine in 10 of whom are found to be genuine refugees. Essentially, you can lose your car over a single £60 parking fine.This absolutely should be illegal. Where is the list of all laws still on the statute books?Once both of these are known then we can properly get started.mandyshannon at 8 - interesting, although not for everyone as some from both genders will be just too horrid a sight and would need to be "legally" covered! Complain about this comment (Comment number 29), Either remove the terrorism laws or rewrite it to be specific as to what a terrorist actually is and not a vague definition that could be twisted to be anything.......the police can and do abuse this law as it stands, Complain about this comment (Comment number 30). At 11:37am on 01 Jul 2010, thelevellers wrote:Make parties such as the bnp, national front and the english defence league illegal---Why, it keps all the nutters in one place, and even idiots need political representation.And if you disband the BNP there's always a danger that it might be replaced by something halfway fit for purpose and nowhere near as funny. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. If you aren't sure what RSS is you'll find our beginner's guide to RSS useful. Therefore the same should apply to human laws. There should be no exceptions, or at least much fewer … Dramatically increase sentences for illegal supply.If you want to reduce crime, take the supply of drugs out of the hands of criminals. Just try finding it. Polls have long shown that up to four in five people support this compassionate change, which has worked well elsewhere in the world. Human Rights Act -( i.e. Our country could be transformed. President Obama had one of these little quizzes during his election campaign.He had a website so all of his supporters could log in and nominate what they would ask obama to do as soon as he got in office.Out of the top 10 recommendations, 9 were to repeal drug prohibition.There were videos on the internet of obama confessing to smoking cannabis, and speeches made by him a few years earlier, denouncing current drug laws as outdated, and acknowledged they breed more crime than prevent. Complain about this comment (Comment number 96). Complain about this comment (Comment number 75). and let you think that you have some say in matters of government. -In a highly developped society such as ours there must be a reasonable way to go about this and thus cut drug-lords' revenues from under their feet. Complain about this comment (Comment number 4). names and addresses please, Complain about this comment (Comment number 59). In most cases it's meant for rehabilitation, so that when the person comes out they do not re-offend and actually become a useful member of society. A long overdue change is that regarding the possession of a British passport and the right to vote in British elections. Export of any of these drugs, except for medical use, would be bannedThis provision would make it illegal for any unlicensed; person, organisation, to sell (only via credit or charge card and finger print), distribute or manufacture any drug. Complain about this comment (Comment number 11). At 11:23am on 01 Jul 2010, halibut wrote:Just registered to agree with #61Make it legal to shoot burglarsWith what? How about we don't change laws but impose the ones we have instead?I regularly see people skipping red lights, cars with the muffler taken out of the exhaust, teenage cyclists on a mission to injure as many people as possible, people allowing their dogs to mess everywhere, people playing very loud music with all their windows open and their guests lying semi-unconscious on the pavement in front of the house, etc., and not a policeman around to do anything (or worse, with policemen around who don't do anything! What you want is a law allowing 'unreasonable force'. There is evidence that safe injecting spaces save lives. Complain about this comment (Comment number 100). One reason why laws may need to change is due to the progessive nature of technology. Complain about this comment (Comment number 41). 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