Category: Policy ideas

Planning for Brexit

Yes, well I’ve just (when I first drafted this blog post in March) seen this excellent piece of forward planning *sarcasm*…… Government Refuses to Plan for #Brexit Despite Poll Lead https://t.co/5pzynhpOlN via @BreitbartNews — ConservativeChitChat (@ConservativeCCh) March 1, 2016 So, let’s try come up with some plans ourselves, shall we? The first thing, based on a Tweet from Daniel Hannan I remember seeing a few months back saying we could knock around 60% off Council Tax. Based on this, I’m thinking maybe phase the cut in by reducing it by around 2 – 5% a year while using the excess to play catch-up on the crapload of Infrastructure repairs &

Posted in Benefits / Welfare, Brexit, Policy ideas, Taxes, UK

Pain in the arse travel tax on Argentina & Spain

Earlier on I noticed in the news that the Argies + the Spanish were at it again giving us s**t over the Falklands & Gibraltar with their total bollocks claims again. FALKLANDS ROW: Fury as United Nations bureaucrats rule islands ‘lie in Argentine waters’ https://t.co/sWzSyvBkAI — ConservativeChitChat (@ConservativeCCh) March 29, 2016 Spain threatens to drive #Gibraltar to COLLAPSE with border shutdown threat https://t.co/cHMWGeGmLh — ConservativeChitChat (@ConservativeCCh) March 29, 2016 This has since given me the idea that we should consider whacking an extra 25% Travel tax on journeys to Spain & Argentina in order to cover the costs of guarding our territories.

Posted in Policy ideas, Taxes

Some of the stuff that ConservativeChitChat Supports (UK Edition)

1) Brexit… Leaving the EU holds the key to being able to do alot of the stuff that many of the stuff I support likely depends on, like keeping proper tabs on immigration. 2) Flat Taxes… they’ve been yapping for too long about simplifying them, how about actually doing it? Introducing Flat Taxes would zap many loopholes, and encourage those with fat wallets to just cough-up what they owe, instead of paying accountants to find ways to wriggle out of paying more than they have to. 3) A £155 per week Minimum Citizens income…. originally touted by the Greens, and branded a bloody stupid idea because it would cost around

Posted in Benefits / Welfare, Defense, Economy & Finance, EU, Policy ideas, Taxes, Transport, UK Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

If you want to improve education, why d’ya want to teach them about ****ing Russell Brand?

Something else I mean’t to blog about for a while, and only just not gotten around to it: Post by Politics UK. If you want to improve A-Levels + education in general, why do you want them being taught about an idiot with a beard who’s mostly famous for shagging American pop star Katy Perry + sending funny phone calls to Manuel from Fawlty Towers, as well as writing books described as being full of complete crap? I have a much better idea – teach them about Jeremy Clarkson instead. He may often get slagged off as being an idiot, but just like Boris Johnson is actually way cleverer than

Posted in Education, Policy ideas, UK

Europe said our unemployment benefit is crap – what to do about it?

Back at the end of January, there was news that Europe says we must DOUBLE the amount Britain pays out to the unemployed. The news story kinda got the amount wrong (no longer £67 a week, but actually £70.71 a week, rising to £72.40 a week for over-25’s from 8th of April 2014). A review of of Britain’s compliance to the European Social Charter found the country’s level of jobseeker’s allowance, pensions and incapacity benefit falls below 40 per cent of the median income of European states. To comply, Jobseeker’s Allowance would have to be hiked by £71, from £67 to £138 a week. The Council of Europe said the

Posted in Benefits / Welfare, Europe, Policy ideas, UK

Told you so: When discussing replacing the Human Rights Act with Sanity, be careful how you phrase it

I seem to remember in the not too distant past mentioning below an article on ConservativeHome or somewhere that we needed to be careful how we phrase it when discussing replacing the Human Rights act with something that has a bit more sanity to it (though I can’t currently find it). I knew this because I’d previously seen on Yahoo Answers (part of Yahoo, the 4th most popular website in the world) leftie idiots asking why UKIP want to revoke Human rights, after they’d had pretty much the same idea, which I got the best answer for correcting them with: They don’t want to revoke human rights……… they just want

Posted in Government, Leftards, Policy ideas, Random thoughts Tagged with: , , ,

An idea for cutting excessive UK spending on Foreign Aid

I had an idea recently (that I forgot to put down until just now with this blog shortly after reading something else) about placing limits on amounts spent on foreign aid….. think it was something along the lines of taking an average figure based on what the USA, Canada, Australia, France & Germany spend… then place a limit on our foreign aid levels not exceeding this average by £250-£500million.

Posted in Policy ideas, Spending

Forum spam

This remains a problem that drives webmasters like myself nuts, plenty (but not quite enough) is done about e-mail spammers… but the general opinion is that Law Enforcement & Web Companies don’t give a flying toss about Forum Spam. Any passing Politicians / Politicians advisors wishing to investigate this problem might want to have a looks at the StopForumSpam Forums to learn about the extent of the problem.

Posted in Internet Law, Policy ideas, Technology, The website

A fairer way to tax fuel?

The UK may have been free from the tyranny of Gormless Gordon for several months now, but his legacy of bloody crazy fuel prices (largely down to his extortionate taxes, remember) lives on. The latest figure I have of £1.30 a litre apparently works out at: £0.50 for the liquid that goes inside your car’s fuel tank £0.80 in taxes on the fuel to the beancounters in the Treasury. The taxes (both of them) being “Fuel Duty“, and then “V.A.T” on top of that – double taxing in other words (isn’t that supposed to be illegal? I’m sure I’ve heard several people mention it is). Back in the summer when

Posted in Fuel, Policy ideas, Taxes, Transport, UK