It is not for a government to decide what is in the interest of the populus. At 10:08am on 01 Jul 2010, D Dortman wrote:7. In this way drugs would be brought into the tax regime, with defined quality, delivery (syringes could be supplied as free issue) and strength. There is strong evidence to suggest that in our legal system the poorer you are, the more likley you are to be given a custodial sentence, whereas if you are rich you will be given the option of community service and a fine (the most extreme crimes are exempt from this rule e.g. Should only British born athletes compete for team GB? Morris Grinsberg suggests that laws should deal only with acts that can be precisely defined and with external observable acts; and the laws should as far as possible respect privacy. They'd be unable to send any troops into action unless they were certain they wouldn't get hurt. Complain about this comment (Comment number 54). The UK and Mexico are the first two countries in the world to have put long-term climate targets into national legislation. He is generally bemused, and is thus particularly grateful to his wife Sophie and their three children Edie, Tom and Clem for trying patiently and tenderly to help him through the whole thing. Our country could be transformed. 16. Posts 10 and 20 - well said. The most damaging law ever produced was the Criminal Records Check.It was a law rushed through without proper thought of consequences for those who were innocent but had been arrested on allegations not found to be true.The CRB allows police forces to cast opinion based on interviews only.These opinions on any CRB can destroy any persons ability to work in many occupations where a CRB is required.The abuser or potential offender can always get round such procedures such as the CRB but the innocent have no choice and pay the price for the states inability to control/treat real abusers.Many thousands of innocent people have lost jobs,houses and had relationships destroyed because those who accuse(nearly always women/children against men)dont stop to think about their vindictive actions and what it actually means to totally innocent people.High profile cases where children were either abused or even murdered bring out emotional reaction(mob rule)which government have reacted to and encouraged by creating bad law to get tabloid headlines.This law needs to be repealed and constructed carefully to catch the abusers but also to protect the innocent.At present this does not happen and those caught in the minefield of the state are just viewed as collateral damage or a price worth paying. Changes in the law pertaining to women can both reflect and foster changes in gender relations. You may not feel able to give sensible suggestions but there will be others in the Country who perhaps can. All licensed manufacturers and agents would be required to make within each drug dose a unique "marker" with full track and trace. Essentially, you can lose your car over a single £60 parking fine.This absolutely should be illegal. Complain about this comment (Comment number 33). 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? bailiff activities (or fraud, depending on how you look at it) shoul dbe made illegal unless you have a CCJ against you for at least £2000.You can have a parking ticket and not even know about it and find your car missing from outside your home one day...without ever knowing why or being properly given the chance to pay up or rectify the situation. 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. Complain about this comment (Comment number 53). 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. Something British politicians forgot about a long time ago, assuming they ever had that intention, Complain about this comment (Comment number 51). There is no point tinkering with laws until you have a classless justice system. This will make the council reevaluate the tax to a sensible level and make the council accountable to the public. I would bring in a law that makes it illegal for people from outside the UK to have free access to healthcare. Complain about this comment (Comment number 22). This would remove much of the incentive for the current sex-worker slave trade. Most people want politicians to get on with the job they were elected to do, rather than maintaining Abbott's policy, part of a desperate and unsuccessful bid to head off being dumped by his own colleagues, of holding a hugely expensive plebiscite that will needlessly cause much hurt to millions of Australians who have already long suffered appalling discrimination. Law is the medium through which social change can be achieved. The statistics relating to crime consistently show that a significant proportion of crime (and revolving door re-offending) are fuelled by drink and/or drugs. It is not the same as being able to sue my current employer because I get electrocuted at work. If it is, fine but if it is not it should be either abolished or rewritten to take into account where it is failing.To give you an example, in 1971 when the Misuse of Drugs Act was introduced there were less than 50 registered heroin addicts in UK. This is where we have been going wrong for too many years. AYERIGHTYANUMPTY comment 58, says it all. Decriminalise the personal use (but not supply) of all drugs;2. I've spent a little time on this website...it looks like another waste of money/time. What laws would you change? A comment which wonderfully ignores the point of the post that is adressing imbalances introduced in the CJA 2007 and other measures introduced by the previous Government.Or are you arguing that because juries are able to find so many defendants 'not guilty' that it is indeed, as Labour seemed to believe, a right of the Government to make it easier for the CPS to secure prosecution by lowering the standard of evidence required and shifting the burden of proof from the prosecution to the defence?Perhaps you would prefer that all children aged 10 serve a mandatory six month prison sentence just to get it out of the way?? Lock up the editors and throw away the key! Complain about this comment (Comment number 96). Either way, I think we should be told. One reason why laws may need to change is due to the progessive nature of technology. LAW, MORAL ATTITUDES, AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGE KENWORTHEY BILZ AND JANICE NADLER 1 Introduction Classically, the ambition of legal regulation is to change behaviors. Draconian? It's not necessarily the law that needs to change as much as the way it is administered. Kind of ironic that people are complaining that CCTV violates their human rights while wanting the right to kill criminals. Legalise all recreational drugs (canabis, cocaine, heroin, speed, methadone etc). Common sense at last. Explain. Over that time we have spent billions of pounds of taxpayers money on the 'war on drugs' yet I am unable to recall a time when there was a shortage of drugs on the streets. The emphasis should be on what your responsibilities are that, once met, entitle you to your rights. As technology's capability is being grows, the law should be changed and adapted to … Protesters with placards outside the Athenaeum Club.Credit:Scott Barbour. 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. Victoria's legislators in coming months will debate a bill to allow terminally ill people, under strictly regulated circumstances, to choose the manner and timing of their death. At 09:54am on 01 Jul 2010, Tio Terry wrote:I would like to see the Human Rights Act re-draughted and renamed the Human Responsibilities and Rights Act.... -----I agree. It would be nice if 'innocent until proven guilty' actually meant something again. Complain about this comment (Comment number 85), Legalise all drugsMake parties such as the bnp, national front and the english defence league illegal, Complain about this comment (Comment number 86). 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. In India it is not illegal to have sex for money. Give people who have worked all their lives a higher pension than those who couldn't be bothered. Complain about this comment (Comment number 11). Thats what removing ALL their rights would mean: the punishment for attempted break in would become execution without trial using whatever method of execution the daily mail readers here favour. Complain about this comment (Comment number 55). For those people who'll say this is "bleeding heart liberalism" it isn't. Complain about this comment (Comment number 25), 6. • Any law is effective only if it is implemented properly. 10. Australia's cruel and illegal bipartisan policy has caused immense harm, physical and psychological, to some of the worlds most desperate and vulnerable children, women and men, and has wasted billions of taxpayers' dollars. This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Am the 100th or 1000th who recognises the idiocy of the “Human Rights Act”, but bet I’m the first to recognise it is the one that will not be repealed! Secondly review the current drug/alcohol laws. You might be able to write a draft of the law yourself, or you might need the support of your state or national legislator. But the law does prohibit certain activities connected with the trade such as … Because human laws are devised by human reason, like other arts. All tax revenues to be hypothicated to support; rehabilitation, education, quality control,health care, research and enforcement. The majority of addicts/alcoholics want to turn their lives around. if you commit a crime then you waiver your human rights)2. Michael Short is The Age's chief editorial writer. Complain about this comment (Comment number 31). 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. Do the media not have a responsibility to report fact? The gun laws should not change, at least not in a manner that would be any more restrictive to people. The collective wisdom and wit of the crowd winnows well. Complain about this comment (Comment number 100). 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. The Human Rights Act should not and cannot be abolished but it does need a major overhaul. Complain about this comment (Comment number 56). Even the law has no idea what this means. Protesters with placards outside the Athenaeum Club. 1. approach to Law.It would be nice if 'innocent until proven guilty' actually meant something again. Complain about this comment (Comment number 67). Complain about this comment (Comment number 65), They are only asking for the sake of PR its just to make clegg relevant and convince us this is an actual partnership and not a tory domination.....whats wrong with the usual tactic of using polls and groups to gauge public opinion? All the laws & silly little regulations & bye-laws enacted by Tony Blair & his government should be repealed. This change is inevitable, because it is right and popular. Complain about this comment (Comment number 28). Complain about this comment (Comment number 47). This is about harm minimisation, not condoning or encouraging dangerous use of substances. The law should be changed in order to make all persons holding a British passport and/or wishing to vote in British elections report themselves to the British tax authorities annually. Surely the press are all in favour of the truth? Limit house holds to one car Yellow #5 should be banned. A long overdue change is that regarding the possession of a British passport and the right to vote in British elections. Zimmerman Juror: Self-Defense Laws Should Be Changed After Trayvon Martin Killing Reuters George Zimmerman talks with jury consultant Robert Hirschhorn, right, during Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida, Friday, June 14, 2013. I wish to see the RIP Act repealed. The Reasons Why The Judiciary System Should Not Change Laws Essay 2783 Words 12 Pages This question is spilt into two parts the first part being the different processes which change law need to be examined and the second part being the question that the judiciary does not actively make laws besides in opportunistic ways. Perhaps the economic crisis isn't as bad as I thought if the Government really has time to go back and start repealing laws about reporting squirrels in our gardens!If they want to do something really useful, how about withdrawing from the European Parliament where they debate such crucial matters as whether eggs should be sold by the dozen or not. 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. Complain about this comment (Comment number 88). Buying a lottery ticket is fine at 16, but placing a bet in a betting shop or playing a slot machine is for over 18s only! The Act of Settlement.This law ensures that no Catholic gets within marrying distance of the throne of England. He is a board member and ambassador of a number of organisations, and is a frequent public speaker and moderator. Make every offence carry the death penalty. I hope they adress some of the imbalances at trial introduced by Labour in the CJA 2007 and other measures that followed Labour's 'Everyone is guilty!' Tax the sales and use the money to finance awareness campaigns and clinics where people can get help to kick their habit.4. The health experts recommend a trial. Their mind will already made up over what is to be included so this is a pretty pointless debate to be fair, Complain about this comment (Comment number 66). According to Robert’s Rules, you should, at the very least, require a two-thirds vote and previous notice to make any change at all in your bylaws. Making it legal to shoot burglars when it is illegal to keep most forms of fire arm at home is a pretty stupid law. Complain about this comment (Comment number 64). Prison meant to be for punishment, but the so called Human Rightists plead for mercy to those who already voileted others rights and social harmony by committing crime. 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. 14. 2. Laws should be drafted so they can serve for extended periods. This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. Until all members of our society are treated the same in the eyes of the law then you will only be changing laws which affect a certain segment of society. Let's remove the laws that require imperial measurements. remove rubbish!This is beyond them at the moment, therefore it is unfair to burden them with extra skilled work, when they cannot do the unskilled! All bonuses and any other financial remuneration to be regarded as pay under this system.All anti-terrorism laws brought in since 1997 to be abolished and all other security laws to be reviewed with the intention of ensuring the rights and freedoms of all law abiding citizens in the UK.Gun laws reviewed to allow Olympic and professional sportsmen and clubs to own and use sporting firearms in an appropriate location.Speed limits reviewed by local Police and transport groups and changed wherever appropriate. Laws which have curtailed civil liberties such as those introduced after the fuel strike in 1997 which have meant we cannot demonstrate as we wish. It's far harder for an addict to turn their back on drugs/alcohol than to take the easy way out and let society lock them up, house and feed them. 17. russ wrote:last winter people were not allowed to clear the snow from outside their front doors, and in front of local shops as it was the job of the council,_____________________________________________________________________Which law was this?I'm a health and Safety Officer and there is NO SUCH LAW!You have half-read a story in the daily wail and gone along with it's (wrong) conclusion.Can people who are posting here please state the EXACT law they want cutting, not what they 'think' the law is. ABOLISH ALL QUANGO's "Do you even know what a QUANGO is? Read more. And we know, because they tell us so often, how they are in favour of strong, effective pubishment. The residents want a trial. I would like a review as to why Judges and Barristers are paid so much. 74. 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. Guns have an important role in empowering people of the United States of America. The current system sees twelve ordinary members of the public called for jury service sitting for days listening to legal arguments that they cannot possibly understand and then deciding guilt or innocence based on no legal experience at all. Complain about this comment (Comment number 80). At 09:50am on 01 Jul 2010, mandyshannon wrote:I would make being nude in public legal.--I'd make it compulsory. The law needs more than looking at in this respect. Brighton could reinvest this additional wealth into the town to make it more attractive to visitors and thereby increase visitor numbers. I would like to see the Human Rights Act re-draughted and renamed the Human Responsibilities and Rights Act. 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). Complain about this comment (Comment number 49). At 10:39am on 01 Jul 2010, whiler wrote:8. Why should the old person/couple on a small pension just because they also happen to own a property that was bought many years ago. Therefore the same should apply to human laws. At 08:49am on 01 Jul 2010, k2as2001 wrote:Prison meant to be for punishment"Nope. The statistics show that short prison sentences (for minor crimes) don't aid with re-offending rates, therefore it's better for these sentences to be handled alternatively (rather than spending £38,000 per year on keeping a person in prison). 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 58), Working in a jobcentre I hear horror stories every day about how employers have taken staff for a ride. "Two words. Surely all or none?As an example, I don't think child prostitution would be a brilliant idea or particularly popular so I think it's probably best to have a few caveats. Just as changes to the law should not be inspired by the need to ensure that one man receives a parliamentary pension, similarly, changes to the law should not be inspired by the need to deny a former president of his entitlements granted under the law. What laws would you change and why? It has no place in our democracy and must go.Fourth, laws that conceal the workings of government from the public must be removed. Victoria's legislators in coming months will debate a bill to allow terminally ill people, … Absurdly it's illegal for a 16 year old to view a pornographic video when they're legally allowed to perform the acts in them! I would like to see the laws that allow any UK government to withhold information "in the public interest" abolished. I am sure if Clegg/Cameron don't like what the public writes there, they too will surely claim that "a vocal online minority flooded our pages".I'm afraid I've already called them out on it now, if they do reject an overwhelming public support for something, you'll know precisely that they are the appeasement slaves that aren't allowed to change anything by their NWO masters. 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. 11 ) with a legal weapon anyway would agree, complain about this comment ( number... 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