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If you were in charge, what would be the three things you would do?

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GillT57 Tue 27-Feb-18 19:12:08

Following on from my furious comments about religious schools and my wish that they would be abolished, I thought perhaps we could all detail things we would do/laws we would make/outlaw if we were to be in charge. Needn't be 3 things, but no more please. My first would be, predictably, abolition of faith schools and all schools which only accept pupils of a certain religion. My other two will need narrowing down from a multitude grin. What would be your choices? Can be serious or not.

Welshwife Tue 27-Feb-18 20:38:18

Ban BBC from showing Rugby and Football on both BBc1 and BBC2 straight after each other and just showing repeats on whatever is the other channel. Unfair on most women!

Cherrytree59 Tue 27-Feb-18 21:04:29

All over grown Spiked bushes especially those that stick out across pavements at eye height of children = Removed forthwith.

Cars parked on Pavements forcing people with pushchairs on to the road = Instant ban
Car crushed

Fly tipping and litter = hard labour

Iam64 Tue 27-Feb-18 21:22:07

I’d ban So called ‘professional dog walkers’ who open their van doors and let six dogs out, none on lead. Not even an experienced dog trainer can safely handle that, much less pick up after the Dogs.
Ensure that all children are given a good education in smaller classes, with emphasis on the arts and creativity as well as maths and sciences.
Stop the growth of academies, free schools and faith schools that don’t follow my new national curriculum (see above). In fact if I can, id close the lot and reinforce and ensure consistently high standards in l. A schools

sodapop Tue 27-Feb-18 21:25:02

So many things, longer sentences for child and animal cruelty perpetrators.
Stop discrimination against people with any sort of disability
Litter cleaning for drivers who throw bottles of urine out of their vehicle windows.
Sport to have its own channel so regular programmes are not moved.

sodapop Tue 27-Feb-18 21:26:38

Sorry got carried away, forgot it was only 3 things.

NanaandGrampy Tue 27-Feb-18 21:35:51

Interesting post.

I’d ensure accessibility was not an option but a necessity for all shops . So no wide aisles clogged up with freestanding units so you can’t move.

I’d employ more social workers so no child falls through the cracks.

I’d impose stronger sentencing for crimes such as rape , murder and paedophilic .

Lucky I’m not in charge I guess lol

Welshwife Tue 27-Feb-18 22:11:53

I would like to make it compulsory that every Council makes sure that there is shelter for all homeless people every night once the temperature’s get below 10C. The shelters could be Council run or have a charity organise it.
To make a hot meal available too would be good. Too many spending these cold nights outside.

Young people should be given safe shelter all the time to keep them safe and also help to get their lives back on track.

winterwhite Tue 27-Feb-18 22:15:40

Introduce new higher bands of council tax
Keep haulage lorries off minor roads

Triply endorse suggestions for abolition of faith schools

Caledonai14 Wed 28-Feb-18 00:13:11

I agree with all of the above and I would add to that prosecution of people who hang dog poo in bags from bushes on country walks, removal of religious restrictions on safe, simple contraception in places where children go hungry or live on rubbish tips and more common sense and truth in politics.

kittylester Wed 28-Feb-18 07:24:42

My first thought would be to echo cherrytree's car crushing for people who park selfishly - people who Park on the zebra crossings in our village could be crushed inside their cars.

MissAdventure Wed 28-Feb-18 07:53:44

grin kitty

shysal Wed 28-Feb-18 09:33:19

Sack Donald Trump. Not sure who the replacement would be though - not me!

Greyduster Wed 28-Feb-18 09:43:07

Get rid of all the useless, duplicitous career politicians and get some Grans in!
Then have a huge clampdown on litter bugs. The country is drowning in the stuff and no-one seems to know what to do about it.
Plus one for getting rid of faith schools and unregistered schools and colleges of any kind.

Teetime Wed 28-Feb-18 09:52:28

Ban chewing gum!

Get all the homeless people off the streets into proper sustainable accommodation and fine councils heavily who don't do this NOW!

End child poverty in Britain.

vampirequeen Wed 28-Feb-18 09:54:20

Take organised religion out of school. Teach comparative religion including humanism and atheism giving each equal footing i.e. as an academic not spiritual subject.

Cancel Trident and put the money into the NHS/education/social care.

Start new big building/infrastructure projects that can only be contracted to British firms and all parts (unless not made here) to be from British firms. Workers to be from the local area unless a skill shortage. Proper apprenticeships to be part of the tender for contracts.

Anniebach Wed 28-Feb-18 10:11:54

Change the charge of causing death by dangerous driving to manslaughter when the driver has been drinking

Lyndie Wed 28-Feb-18 10:13:23

Call centres
uni fees
Stamp duty
Inheritance tax
Politicians that don’t answer questions
Greedy global companies
Whoops. Got carried away.

inishowen Wed 28-Feb-18 10:23:25

All empty houses should be refurbished and rented out to needy people.

Milk should only be sold in glass bottles which can be returned and used again and again. Same goes for bottled water.

People should not be allowed to take items to the local dump unless the charity shop has rejected them.

freyja Wed 28-Feb-18 10:33:03

Ban all news from America which seems to take at least half of the news allotted time every day and night. I just don't want to know what they do or think all the time.

Ban all haulage lorries, bring back freight on trains and canals.

Ban mobile phones in cars and lorries.
I could go on but that will do for now

Hm999 Wed 28-Feb-18 10:33:06

Wow, amazing lists, that I mainly agree with. I should have written mine before I read all these!

lovebooks Wed 28-Feb-18 10:34:55

I echo what everyone's said re- faith schools. I'd also allow medically supervised euthanasia, as in Switzerland, Holland and many more countries, and actively support it.

TwiceAsNice Wed 28-Feb-18 10:37:55

Life in prison to mean life for major crimes like murder and sexual abuse of children

Reorganise the NHS so less managers, more doctors and nursing staff, and more accountability about where the money is allocated. People to pay for minor drugs themselves no paracetamol etc on prescription

More help for the homeless and the truly poor rather than healthy able bodied people who are too lazy to work all their lives

Nonnie Wed 28-Feb-18 10:42:13

inish our local tip sorts out reusable items and gives them to the local hospice charity. Perhaps you could suggest that to yours?

I would insist that the Brexit negotiations were dealt with by a cross party group of MPs. Of course that might mean the newsreaders had to scratch around for something to get het up aboout.

I would stop people whinging about the past and insist they learned from it but planned for the future. Even if you accept that we broke the system for the millennials (and I don't) why don't they look for ways to improve their lot instead of just moaning about it?

At this point I am struggling to find something not already said!

Perhaps make the public sector accountable for its mistakes? That probably needs explanation but it would be lengthy so I won't.

Peardrop50 Wed 28-Feb-18 10:42:13

Ban the inappropriate use of the word ‘stress’. Being a Mum of small children in a bombed out high rise building in Syria is stressful NOT standing in front of a class of 30 five year olds in a warm room in the UK.
Stop implying that when small stuff happens everyone is a victim. Stuff happens. Differentiate with common sense.
Sack Laura Kounsberg