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  1. Can we eat what we choose?

    Our right to eat what we choose without trading standards getting involved and banning certain foods

    1,499 votes
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      515 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
    • referendum to re-nationalise our water, gas and electric industry

      I propose a referendum for the British public to decide if we want our essential needs to remain in the hands of profit hungry offshore tax avoiding companies, or come back to be owned by the public, never to be sold by the tories again.

      823 votes
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        62 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
      • legalise cannibis, tax it and pay back the british deficit with the 100 billion pound black economy

        using cannabis medicinally will put big pharma out of business. tax cannibis sales and use the black economy to get britain out of debt. this nation has a healthy black market and an unhealthy economy. cannibis is only illegal to protect the fat cats. It is safer than alchohol and an effective pain killer and anti depressant. big pharma would be out of pocket if it was legalised

        817 votes
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          80 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
        • Coalition tax reforms to allow large firms and banks to pay NO UK TAX here on income from tax havens

          I'm no expert, but George Monbiot and Private Eye report that arcane tax law changes will have the effect of ensuring that medium and large companies that make profits abroad will pay no additional tax when brining it back to the UK. Only Switzerland has such massive tax ememptions......

          http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/07/tax-city-heist-of-century

          769 votes
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            63 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
          • Freeze Tuition Fees

            Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced the coalition’s plans to allow universities free reign over tuition fees. Although the Liberal Democrat party, of whom Cable is a member, had made a key election pledge to prevent the increase in tuition fees for British students, the coalition is in danger of neglecting its promises in a surprisingly ill thought out proposal to help the government cut 80% of its education funding.

            Whilst no student or future student wants to be saddled with the prospect of crippling debt at the age of 18, very few alternative suggestions have been presented directly to…

            646 votes
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              72 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for this idea. We’re looking into what we can do to help.

              We’ll update you soon.

              Thanks

              Johnny

            • Bombardier and the future of the British train building

              We are concerned about the future of the British train building industry.

              Our concern is a consequence of the decision to appoint Siemens as the preferred bidder for the new fleet of trains for the Thameslink Programme. This will result in 1,400 jobs being lost in Derby and up to another 20,000 in the UK, as suppliers are also affected.

              Politicians from all the parties including Conservative MPs, businesses and the unions are calling for the contract to be reviewed.

              Independent experts argue that the if the sums are done correctly, awarding the contract to Siemens can't possibly offer value…

              527 votes
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                98 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
              • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thameslink-Protest/118345774919703

                The recent award of a £1.4bn infrastructure contract to a foreign contractor.

                This is very much at odds with the Governments recent focus on stimulating UK manufacturing.

                This decision needs to be reviewed with proper scrutiny to ensure the effects on the UK economy are appreciated.

                401 votes
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                  131 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                • Petition Government to ban short selling of UK listed company stocks

                  Short selling of stocks impacts everyone's pensions, it also impacts anyone's other investments in UK listed companies. Suppose your pension advisor invested £100,000 of your pension pot into RBS shares just prior to a gang of stock short sellers attacking RBS stock, within a few days the price of the stock has halved and your pension pot is now worth £50,000 less. A typical scenario that happens to many stocks every week. The majority of people don't realise that short selling has been impacting their pensions regularly. Short selling should be illegal. Short selling is when someone, or mostly an…

                  386 votes
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                    35 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                  • Limit Bankers Bonuses by legislation

                    Bonuses should be limited to a maximum of 10% or £10,000. Some bankers bonuses are more than £250,000 AND THEY ARE THE ONES WHO GOT US IN THIS MESS.

                    370 votes
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                      39 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                    • Make Tax Havens Available to All

                      "Legal" tax dodging seems to be the reserve of the rich but the government, to my mind, appears reluctant to do anything about them. At the same time they insist, with regard to the national deficit, that "we're all in this together".

                      It seems logical that if the government will not curb tax avoidance then the only fair alternative would be to make tax havens available to all of us.

                      Perhaps a good focus for the campaign would be to allow ordinary people to pool their finances together to meet the minimum investment required to exploit a tax haven, or…

                      311 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                      • Introduction of Land Value Taxation. Its fair, hard for the rich to avoid and boosts productivity!

                        What is Land Value Taxation?
                        Land Value Taxation is a method of raising public revenue by means of an annual charge on the rental value of land.

                        Although described as a tax, it is not really a tax at all, but a payment for benefits received. It would replace, not add to, existing taxes.

                        Properly applied, Land Value Tax would support a whole range of social and economic initiatives, including housing, transport and other infrastructural investments. It is an elementary fiscal measure that would go far towards correcting fundamental economic and social ills.
                        The value of every parcel of land…

                        285 votes
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                          23 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Vodafone pay their tax bills!

                          http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-protest-works-just-look-at-the-proof-2119310.html

                          Read this article. Vodafone owe the taxpayer about £6bn...until everyone's favour Chancellor decided to cancel the outstanding tax bill. A few days later, he was off to India promoting Vodafone.

                          We're all in it together, eh George?

                          282 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                          • Banks: Withdrawm money from those paying obscene bonuses

                            The Dutch have succeeded in campaign to stop bank bonuses: http://bit.ly/efKs8T. Let's do the same here - campaign for mass withdrawal from banks paying obscene bonuses.

                            277 votes
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                              23 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                            • Reduce fuel prices

                              Increasing fuel prices puts up all commodities distributed by road increasing our cost of living.Rural communities are suffering large increases to their cost of living because they HAVE to travel to work ,shop, access Health Services etc and there is no public transport system which is convenient and regular over most of the rural areas in the UK. Reduce fuel prices to keep local business open, local jobs in existence, as a ppositive move towards economic growth.

                              273 votes
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                                28 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                              • 'legalised' loan sharks offering instant cash at rates from 1700% - 5000% interest! Stop them now!

                                These "Quick Quid" type loans are aimed at the most financially vulnerable in our society and will only serve to put people further into debt. If loans such as this are to be available they should be offered by high street banks at interest rates that fall in line with more sensible levels - such as credit cards. Stop these sharks now I say before the poorest find themselves in even hotter water.

                                256 votes
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                                  11 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                                • Solving the lack of indemnity insurance for UK independent midwives,before EU law passes.

                                  UK independent midwives could be lost forever if EU legislation requiring all practising MW's to have indemnity insurance passes. This does not exist at present. Independent MW's face the possibility of being unable to practise and British parents to be will lose their right to choice in pregnancy. The Government needs to step in and revent this happening.

                                  255 votes
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                                    11 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                                  • Reform the banking and financial systems

                                    "The banking system, and all its marvels, has been stood on its head. It is riddled with bad debt and has become a borrowing machine, not a lending machine. This is the economics of a lunatic asylum."

                                    From a recent new economics foundation report titled "Where did our money go? which makes it clear that the banking and finance systems are not fit for purpose.
                                    http://www.neweconomics.org/publications/where-did-our-money-go
                                    Extracts: http://www.mediafire.com/?47u9sj63ovyizbk

                                    Governments of all colours refuse to tackle this fundamental issue, and the vast majority of NGOs have their heads in the sand about it, despite the fact that failing to address the…

                                    219 votes
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                                      75 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                                    • Change import duty rules to encourage EU and British manufacturing

                                      An EU-based company importing electronic components from outside of the EU has to pay duty on those components (most are made in the Far East). If, however, a device is manufactured outside the EU from those same components, then imported into the EU, it does not attract import duty. A company manufacturing abroad, and depriving the EU economies of employment opportunities, effectively gets a tax break over those supporting the EU economies. This makes it very tax inefficient for any electronics company to manufacture in the EU, and is a contributing factor in the loss of so many manufacturing jobs…

                                      219 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create a people's mutual bank and take our money out from the corrupt banking system

                                        If we, the people who live, work and reside in the UK create a new, National fully mutual financial institution, those who bank with the corrupt top High Street Banks that are costing us our Tax money, while their bosses take £7BN in bonuses, they will SINK, but the British economy will survive.

                                        Let's vote with our wallets!

                                        149 votes
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                                          12 comments  ·  Economy  ·  Admin →
                                        • Don't nuke the UK - Stop back-door subsidies which fix the energy market to make nuclear economic

                                          Although the Coalition has promised ‘no subsidies’ for new nuclear, the Government’s imminent Energy market White Paper the market will force up the price of electricity enough to make new nuclear power economic. The Coalition has been listening to the nuclear power companies’ strong lobbying for a carbon floor price, a mechanism to reduce revenue uncertainty for low carbon generation, and a new capacity mechanism. The Coalition is fixing the energy market for new nuclear, whilst the existing bill for legacy rad-waste is around £100 billion.

                                          118 votes
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