Fixed fines unfairly benefit high-income earners, bring in day fines

Posted on October 23rd, 2016.

Income in the UK is supposed to be taxed according to an ability to pay. The tax paid rises as income increases even though this should not entitle the payer to any greater level of service from the public sector. Without going into the efficiencies and inefficiencies of Income Tax, and they are many, the […]

Proportional Representation improves democracy

Posted on October 21st, 2016.

Statistics on the first past the post (FPTP) electoral system in the UK show huge distortions. The system is blatantly biassed and undemocratic. However, with two political parties having dominated UK politics for many years, they have obviously been reluctant to change to proportional representation. I say obviously, it should not be that way. If […]

Life skills an important syllabus for every child

Posted on October 20th, 2016.

One result of the government’s decision to pay benefits monthly was to cause distress to those who lacked the necessary skills to budget in such a way. Of course the government’s motive was to reduce administration costs, but to impose this without having provided the claimants with the education on how to budget was poor […]

We need solutions to stop homelessness

Posted on October 8th, 2016.

50 years ago the plight of the homeless in the UK was illustrated through the groundbreaking Cathy Come Home on BBC. How sad it is the problem in the UK continues and it is getting worse. Homelessness is a tragic and growing problem throughout Europe. There is however one country where improvement has been made, […]

Politicians always look after themselves first

Posted on October 2nd, 2016.

So today we have an announcement about triggering Article 50. This will set in motion a two-year exit process from the EU. We now know it will be by the end of March 2017. So why are we suddenly told of this significant development? Well obviously the ideal answer is that government have had enough […]

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