50 common sense political policies to make Britain great again. Pt 1.

As anyone who knows me or reads my blogs on a regular basis will know, I am a huge advocate of something that has seemingly become old-fashioned in this modern age. It’s called common sense. And it’s demise has not simply weakened this country, it’s made it a laughing-stock.

I know, for example, that coffee is hot and that heat burns therefore I don’t need to have a label on my cup reminding me of that fact (although if you think I look so dense that I do, maybe you shouldn’t be selling it to me in the first place). Similarly, I can work out for myself that peanut butter contains nuts, fish fingers contain fish and that vegetables are suitable for vegetarians.

Common sense is, of course, most notably lacking in those who we have charged to run our country and this week that has been brought home in the most brutal way possible by news that the aircraft brought to replace the Harrier, in my humble opinion the greatest fighter aircraft of modern times, is not fit for purpose. A simple fact almost everyone with links to the Royal Air Force could have told them years ago saving billions of pounds. OUR pounds.

So, with this madness in mind, in the extremely unlikely of my assuming power over my country of birth, I thought it time to compile a list of 50 things that would sit high up on my ‘to do’ list. All of them seem to be perfectly reasonable to me yet for whatever reason, none seem to feature in the minds of the current government. In some cases, quite the opposite. Which kind of proves my point.

They are listed in no particular order and I’ll publish half now and the rest tomorrow but if you think I’ve missed anything off, please feel free to suggest it and if it’s sensible, I’ll add it to my manifesto. Come the revolution, I may even offer you a job.

Similarly, if anything here offends you, then maybe you should consider why and how your feelings are being hurt because as far as I’m concerned, you’re part of the problem. Remember, you can’t be offended, you can only take offence. A simple truth that political correctness seems to have eradicated from this once great land.

  1. Make it illegal for anyone under 25 to stand for parliament. How can anyone be an effective MP if they have no genuine experience of either life or working?
  2. Equal pay and rights for women. It’s 2017, not 1917.
  3. Actively target the big tax avoiders. They’ve had a decent run, now hit them, hard.
  4. Scrap HS2. It has it’s merits, but the cost outweighs every single one of them.
  5. Enforce random drug and alcohol testing for anyone on unemployment benefits. If people have to undergo them at work, why shouldn’t those who are seeking work?
  6. Pay the public services a decent wage. Not just as a reward for the amazing service they give, but to encourage people to look seriously at them as potential careers. 
  7. Scrap car parking charges at hospitals. Full stop. Yes, I know they raise money but where does that money come from? Staff, patients and people visiting patients. I mean, FFS.
  8. Make everyone carry a photo I.D card which has to be produced on request. Ok, I know that this is a contentious issue but let’s face it, we have to do something to find out who should or should not be living here and using our precious resources.
  9. Limit the number of Uber drivers in London. They’re flooding the capital with shit driving.
  10. Make all Taxi and Uber drivers display photo ID at all times.
  11. Schools should be teaching the following: basic manners, courtesy and respect, the notion of personal responsibility, basic money handling and basic first aid.
  12. Wind down Overseas Aid to zero over the next five years and use the money saved to fund proper mental health care and support for pensioners needing care. If individuals want to fund projects overseas, there are plenty of charities they can hand money to. 
  13. Scrap the practice of pensioners having to pay for their care in later life. The majority will have paid taxes all their lives and so we have a duty to look after them. Period.
  14. Stop the practice of benefits being sent abroad. 
  15. Stop the practice of refugees bringing their families to the UK.
  16. Anyone who has been granted asylum in the UK who returns to their country of origin for any reason within five years should forfeit their British passport immediately. If they can visit a place they supposedly fled from, it can’t have been that bad. 
  17. Carry out an urgent review of train fares and limit them as appropriate. They’re madness.
  18. Voting to be made compulsory. We should also have a system of online voting or if voting in person, be required to produce photo ID to prove we are who we say we are.
  19. Ban the sale of any meat killed to satisfy some warped religious idealism. It’s cruel and barbaric.
  20. Anyone who has been on employment benefits for over 6 months has to carry out some kind of community work to earn their money. 
  21. Set up a system where anyone who has been out of work for a year has to accept jobs offered to them or they lose their benefits. As long as those jobs offered are on or above the minimum wage, why not?
  22. Campaign actively to remind people that every penny the government spends or gives away is OUR money, not theirs. Some people seem to have forgotten that simple reality.
  23. Make it an offence to have your face covered in public unless it’s either cold or you’re riding a motorbike.
  24. Let the police actually and actively enforce the law of this land rather than force them to try and be everyone’s mate.
  25. Make the desecration of the national flag or national monuments a criminal offence.         

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6 thoughts on “50 common sense political policies to make Britain great again. Pt 1.”

  1. Good words Doug, as you say common sense to all right thinking people, unfortunately they don’t seem to include politicians who of course know everything about everything and are never wrong. If only they would ask their electorate if they agreed with your list. Unless they are immigrants, Muslims, aliens or unemployed they probably will. We have 90% employment in the UK and out of about 65 million souls,, there are probably only 5
    million or so who are not a of this country. So there shouldn’t be many people who would or should disagree.

    Btw slight pedantry in para 21 you say ‘there’ it should be their.

  2. Take in an agreed upon number of refugees (not economic migrants) per annum, unless they have serious criminal records. If they do, tough titty, we don’t want them. They can fuck off.

    If they haven’t found work within six months then send them back to their country of origin. If they can’t show willingness to become useful members of society, then we don’t need them in this country.

    Your no.20 – There are plenty of foreign nationals working in this country. If they can find jobs then so can British-born lazy arses, so pick a country, any country, and deport anyone too lazy to work over there. I would honestly rather have foreign nationals who demonstrate a willingness to integrate and find work people as my next door neighbours than those lazy bastards who were born here but aren’t willing to get off their fat arses to find a job

    Prison sentences to mean what they say on the tin. 18 years to mean 18 years, not three months.

    If any immigrants are found guilty of crime the punishment, for a minor crime such as shoplifting, to be double that of someone born and bred here. A bit harsh? Not really. The country will have bent over backwards to offer them assistance, they’ll have cost the British taxpayer money, and if they repay that by committing crime then they need to be sorely punished. The British Taxpayer who’s helped them should feel safe from any criminal activities that they themselves are inadvertently funding.

    Any immigrants guilty of serious crime – rape, murder, violent gang membership – to be sent straight back to their country of origin. That ought to act as a deterrent. If they choose to bite the hand that feeds them, then fuck ‘em. We don’t need people like that in the country.

    Life for acid attacks with no hope of parole …. ever

    If anyone leaves the country to join a terrorist organisation, regardless of whether they were born here or abroad. then not only them but their whole families to be repatriated back to their country of origin – or to whatever terrorist country they prefer as their country of residence – and they are never, ever, ever allowed back here. Except for the children. Those, we find decent foster homes for.

    Direct Vote Democracy. Allow the tax payer to decide exactly what our tax money is spent on, For arguments sake you might decide you’d like 60% of your tax money to go towards education, 21% on benefits and job seekers allowance, 7% on our transport system, 3% on culture, 5% on the public order & safety and 4% on waste disposal & recycling. Or you might like to give 20% towards culture, 20% towards social services, in particular old people, the unemployed and hard up families, 20% towards the health service, 10% towards the railways, 10% on the roads, 10% on managing the national debt and 10% on the environment. And if you really took an interest, you could even say exactly what your 20% contribution towards the health service is spent on. You might choose dentistry, over-the-counter medication, age-related illnesses or increasing the number of hospital beds. Or you might want your tax contribution to go towards a particular demographic or socio-economic area. The danger, of course, is that you’d have all the unemployed voting for more money to be spent on benefits, which is why I prefixed this with ‘Allow the TAX PAYER …”. But you would have people with elderly parents voting to spend money on pensions and hospital beds, people in high crime areas voting for more police on the streets, the Greenies voting to spend it all on lettuce or whatever they’re into, and nobody at all voting to give economic aid to India because a country rich enough to afford its own space and nuclear programmes is rich enough to look after its own poor.

    I can see a book coming out of this

      1. My 3rd point, regarding foreign nationals “taking our jobs” as they’re often accused of.

        As George Carlin says, “If someone who doesn’t speak the language and who has no contacts can still find work …. you’re shit”

  3. A national census every 5 years containing all of this and more giving the people a real say on how they feel a d what they want addressing. In carrying out this compulsory census the government can get a real idea of what the people want and care most about.

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