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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Greens To Ban Everything

Courtesy of LondonlovesBusiness here is a list of many of the things that the Greens (the party of intolerance) wish to ban, aside from the Grand National:
  • Privatisation of the NHS
  • SATS tests, league tables and academies
  • Tuition fees and cancel student debt
  • Tax avoidance and evasion
  • Rail privatisation
  • Workfare and benefit sanctions
  • Trident nuclear deterrent
  • Biodiversity offsetting (where property developers destroy habitats but create another elsewhere)
  • Genetically Modified Organisms
  • The production and sale of foie gras
  • Cloning of animals for food
  • Overuse of antibiotics in farming
  • Monkeys (and other primates) as pets
  • Importing exotic pets
  • Hunting, the badger cull, snares, sport shooting
  • Animals in circuses
  • Use of a whip in horse racing, and a review of the sport
  • Importing fur
  • Keeping dolphins, whales, porpoises for commercial purposes, or killing them in the wild
  • Non-medical experiments on animals
  • Breeding genetically altered animals
  • Puppy farming
  • Electric shock collars for dogs
  • Patenting of genes and living organisms
  • Waste food being sent to landfill
  • Fossil-fuel-based generation, including closing coal-fired power stations by 2023
  • Nuclear power
  • Fracking
  • Fossil-fuel industry tax breaks/subsidies
  • New building on flood plains
  • Detention of LGBTQ asylum seekers and culture of disbelief
  • Lads mags and porn in supermarkets and newsagents
  • Stopping nursing mothers breastfeeding in a public place
  • Fit for work scheme where outside person decides if a disabled person can work
  • The exploitation of interns and young people in low-wage jobs
  • “Phony” patient choice
  • Alcohol under 50p a unit
  • Opt-in organ donation (move to an opt-out system)
  • Mixed-sex accommodation in hospitals
  • Children being put in police cells
  • Marketisation and outsourcing of education
  • Class sizes of more than 20
  • Private schools’ charitable status, running schools for profit
  • Religious organisations in schools
  • Parents paying for school equipment and expensive trips
  • Help to Buy
  • Stamp Duty
  • Big builder “cartels”
  • Right to Buy and mass council house sales
  • Landlord perks such as tax deductions and mortgage interest relief
  • Bedroom tax
  • Exploitative zero-hours contracts
  • Unequal pay between men and women
  • Blacklisting (and set up an investigation into blacklisting in construction)
  • Combined retail and investment banking firms
  • City of London Corporation
  • 20% VAT on cooked food, entertainment and accommodation (reduce to 5%)
  • Employees National Insurance upper threshold
  • Corporation tax relief on companies which have more than a 10:1 ratio between the highest and lowest paid employees
  • Capital gains tax personal allowance
  • The seven-year rule on gifts by living donors
  • The Universal Credit programme
  • Work-for-benefits programmes
  • Private sector contracts with government on benefit entitlement assessment
  • Childcare tax credits and tax reliefs (in favour of free universal childcare and early education)
  • Lobbying Act
  • New Homes Bonus
  • Individual or company owning 20% or more of a media market
  • National major roads programme
  • Favourable tax treatment of aviation
  • Pavement parking
  • Torture and the sale of torture equipment
  • Restrictions on foreign students
  • Rich people “buying” their way into the UK
  • The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
  • Police & Crime Commissioners

1 comment:

  1. I note one sensible "ban" , "New building on flood plains". The rest of it is Welcome to the C19th.