It cannot be common sense….

To give the security services a carte blanche £12 billion to eavesdrop on all our personal electronic communications, when the problem lies with a minute and easily identifiable minority

Ditto for airport security

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To have ‘Drink Aware’ warnings in small print on retail booze, but huge bannered offers of two cases of lager for the price of one – and Happy Hours in pubs

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To develop spam-blocking software so crude and yet anally Victorian it limits freedom of email expression without in any way blocking its target

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To allow television advertising for compensation-claim legal work. This is simply cementing the litigious ‘I’m entitled’ mentality, and pushes up the cost of both commerce and government

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To carry on with the myth that globalist, deregulated neo-liberal economics are the future

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That there is no alternative to the Bourse system as a means of capitalising business

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To make asking questions about employee plans and status illegal

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To sell heavily discounted retailer booze in a binge culture

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To have lax 24/7 licensing laws in a late-evening drunkenness culture

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To persevere with a correction system which clearly doesn’t work. (And even dafter to build more prisons)

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That crime is going down but prison inmate numbers are going up

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That everything’s just the same as it always was, but getting better

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That educational standards and breadth are as good as forty years ago

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To close hospital wards in order to meet budget targets

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To have life-survival products in private hands

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To spend millions on obesity education, but leave food manufacturers to offer discounts, two-for-one, and giant-size versions of junk food

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To allow largely uncontrolled immigration when the country is already overburdened by social service costs, housing problems and acutely high population density

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To have a globally linked banking system, when the probability of domino-effect was always so obvious

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To extol the virtues of globalism when the planet faces such serious ecological problems

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To solve a social problem of splintered families today (more housing) by storing up another one for tomorrow (no countryside left)

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To spend 232 hours of Parliamentary time debating how to kill vermin

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For politicians to continue with their obsessively media-trained, evasive approach to issues when it is clear the voters despise them for it

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To have remote, all-powerful central government deciding on local and community issues. (And even dafter to make county, police and hospital districts bigger still.)

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To continue giving planning permissions to multiple food retailers, when communities are already under pressure to survive

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To persevere with an outmoded and undemocratic voting system, when the one we have merely furthers the aims of a cosy, deaf Establishment

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To allow a tiny minority to get richer and richer, and a sizeable minority to get poorer and poorer

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To leave the welfare dependancy culture largely untouched

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To allow electronically/telephonically based businesses not to have such methods of communication open to customers with a service complaint to make

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To make billions of cheap, shoddy items we have to soon throw away when the Earth is already in need of more landfill space

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