Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
What would it be?
And nationalise drug discovery.
I haven't thought this through.
It's a great idea with no problems whatsoever.
When can we get started?
It's a bank holiday, so no-one will notice.
To prevent the direction of drug discovery from being dictated by commercial interests for the good of all mankind?
You get no laws now.
in my sandwich
If I was going big picture, I would introduce Proportional Representation of some form.
However, that would take some work, so I would probably liberalise Sunday Trading instead.
is restrict the dominance of the major supermarkets.
Out of everything you could possibly have thought of, this is what you'd choose?
so sue me.
of milk costs £1.69
*not even four pints! FFS
fuck you tesco, i'm going to sainsburys local!
but I won't bother now.
I can't see a good reason for not extending Sunday trading hours.
He understood the need to support, not punish, the capitalists so that they would be in a position to help others.
He'd be on board with extending Sunday hours.
not traders. Banks would still be closed.
I don't buy the argument that it restricts supermarkets and protects smaller traders- they compete the rest of the week, normally on convenience, just well.
It frees up consumer choice- with people increasingly working odd hours, why shouldn't I be able to do my big shop at 8pm on a Sunday? Especially with the advent of online. It's also madness that somewhere like Oxford street has restricted trading hours.
It also opens up extra staff hours. IIRC the Government document made when trading hours changed at the olympics found that certain groups, such as single parent families, often found it easier to work the extra hours on a sunday. I certainly would have when I was a student working in a supermarket.
Good luck everyone!
(i havent thought this through)
and two houses.
railways, bus companies, and airlines
but whilst I understand the arguments for nationalisation of railways and buses, whats the argument for airlines?
open, profit free transport, with better benefits to customers and the environment through profits. investments in safety etc.
I'll do the energy industry.
we're gonna fix EVERYTHING sheeldz
and davina mccall is your chancellor
everyone is to hand their (smart)phones in at the door.
Great way to meet new people and have new emails / SMS to read.
only allowed on the public highway between the hours of 8pm & 6am
a levy of $1 on every share transaction in the world
penalty: shot in the back of the head
has to wear a helmet that has a screen on the back of it showing the film
of where to download the torrent for the film at home
Impossible to say.
Perhaps I could introduce a general MAKING THE UK A BETTER PLACE FOR THE LONG TERM ACT 2014, and it would include:
Land Value Tax
Punitative taxes on property left unoccupied for more than 20% of the year
Free childcare to all under 5
Abolish VAT and shift it to income tax
Abolish the non-dom laws
Renationalise the rail industry, bus sector, Royal Mail and NHS
Build council housing
Re-draft tenancy laws to make them more equitable
Abolish Free Schools and Academies
Regulate estate and letting agents
If I can think of more, I'll add them.
I agree with you, but I won't lie, it won't be popular.
Renationalise the energy and water industry
Abolish private/public schools
Introduce minimum environmental standards for all existing properties.
Start with the council house building then, but it would only work if tied in with the other measures.
That'd free up a lot of taxes I s'pose.
Marckees school, college and University of Life, mate.
this thread's equivalent of wishing for more wishes
at least i actually put some thought into mine *looks accusatively*
Quick, someone pass a law deposing him.
WASTE your law
sliding scale across life
i.e. banning of smoking in indoor/public places. I think that's had the most impact on me. I'd consider a total smoking ban but I don't how that sits with infringing on human rights.
unless you've suffered passive-smoking-related cancer, in which case you sad fucken bastard
every two weeks
and remove all tenants' rights
if you're physically incapable of walking that fast, you get a free scooter thing. or have a slow lane.
with strict border controls, barbed wire and watch towers at the boundaries.
where cocktails-in-teacups and deconstructed sliders are being served. Dress code: Silicon Roundabout chic, no sandals with socks.
it's RUBBISH. only one I can think of that I have heard regularly that is worse is Austria's (thanks Red Bull/Vettel).
Maybe a bit of 'Maiden?
Then everyone has to headbang along. Awesome.
for the National Anthem
i just mean some rap thats proper bo
I'd tear up UK corporate governance and ownership and start again, no socialist rubbish of course, but equally what we've got is a mixture of American rubbish and out of date victorian ideas. Few things:
* Standardise the accountancy treatment of calculation of taxable profits (if this was done we could have a corp tax of 5% and still be up) it works well with depreciation, so can with everything else. IFRS is bollocks
* All companies with a turnover of £1m+ to have 25% of all equity transferred to staff in a partnership-like model.
* Boards of directors to have elected employee representives, those who have/are serving union reps are barred from standing as are mid to senior level managers.
* Shareholders who do not vote at AGMs forfeit all dividends.
* Ban on board recommendations in AGM voting materials
loads of other stuff.
I don't understand any of this, but you sound like you know what you're doing
You’ve mentioned before that your family owns a business: it would make your employees work harder and actually make shirking totally unacceptable to other employees. Also it would, make it easier to reward them financially without the need for payrises (when you pay yourselves dividends, you’d pay them too) so you can pay them directly to the performance of the business – if employees know they are part of a profit share they’ll accept lower base wages. The knock on of that is you won’t need to make skilled employees redundant during a bad patch, you can retain your staff at the lower rate because you didn’t pay them loads contractually when thigs were good. Best of all you wouldn’t get moaning rubbish about “you never listen to us workers” because they’d have a clear voice, up to them to use it.
It's essentially communism in miniature.
Also it isn't as it relies on the employees love of cash to spend in consumer capitalism.
and it is something that i might consider down the line, because as you say their are lots of pros.
We have a very high staff retention because we're a good company to work for, we pay well, reward well and (i like to think) we look after out staff. Also where possible we give them as much time as possible to come up with new ideas across the board that we might then incorporate into the various divisions of the company.
I am very much in the Matsushita (the man who founded panasonic, read his biography, what a guy) school of thinking when it comes to staff, in the give them more responsibility, give them more say and genuinely listen to them and everyone will reap the rewards.
Going forward i will not build this company on my own, i'll build it with the help of my team and they know this.
I have excellent company buy in from the team and am very positive about the future development & growth of the company.
but Kitchmo's Conservative libertarian free-market government would tell you how to run your business, not you.
I'm quite happy with regulation and sensible things being forced on business, the problems business have are with the way we force them to structure their businesses and govern themselves now.
the issue isn't regulation, it is excessive, bad regulation. Saying "give your employees a stake once you're a certain size" hardly makes me Brusma.
Heseltine would agree with all of this, which generally means it is a fabulous idea.
has become what Michael Hesteltine wanted for the Tory Party.
I was just on the wind up, of course. You've managed to drag brusma into it though which is something I always advocate.
are each othersNever pass up a chance to mention I don't share his views :-)
Also, don;t worry, I've tried to abolish Trade Unions down thread.
Surely giving the employees some equity (in a model where they can’t sell it and lose it when they leave etc) is the icing on the cake for you? I dunno if you pay bonuses, but if you do you’re simply replacing them with dividends so is cost neutral. If not, it is easy to justify no payrises for a while (or even a pay cut, 5% of pay in exchange for real ownership? Total steal).
Obviously there are negatives, nut yours is the sort of company with the most to gain and the least to lose. It is big organisations who treat their workers poorly and who make decisions far far from the customer who will get a big shock, but in the long term it will benefit them too.
Not rtrying to tell you how to run your business though! Just a few things you might like to consider over your pre-Easter beers this evening.
But I'd prefer employee engamement to be centred around co-opting them into capitalism then they waste time with management vs workers arguemnts, that's why there would be a seat on the board for a non mangement employee, and 25% of votes would always be employees. Why strike when you can work with other shareholders to vote down the reappojtment of the board? Why take issue with exec pay when you can reject it directly?
Basically if you want to form one, join one, whatever, fine. But my model, implemented correctly, should doom them to obsolescence (have I spelt that right?).
"Why strike when you can work with other shareholders to vote down the reappointment of the board?"
because you only have 25% of the vote so shareholders can still do whatever they want? idk
You think i am off or giving the fucking staff the day off tomorrow?!?!?! :)
Standardised food info on packaging with stricter regulation on content control re: sugar/fat and how accurately that is presented to public
Ban junk food ads to children (? No idea how this is actually possible though in age of teh internet)
Minimum alcohol pricing with nationalised sale points like Sweden
It would probably be something about forcing religion on society - no religious schools (although the study of RE would be compulsory as that's important for understanding other people's views and history), no mix of church and state, no other bullshit. I dunno, haven't thought it through, I just find something happens somewhere and they interview a load of bishops or something and it's like WHAT'S THIS GOT TO DO WITH ANYTHING.
Christianity will be made illegal in the next few years anyway. In fact I think we might be overdue by now.
surely you should be able to choose if you want a foreskin or not?
Same goes for loads of other stuff. Probably make it illegal to baptise your child into the Catholic church (for example) until their of a certain age.
I just think personal freedom trumps all, man.
making it illegal would have probably caused me all sorts of problems.
I just don't think you should be able to force your beliefs about life and the universe and everything on children.
Also, religious schools cause division.
necessarily forced upon them, baptism or nay
all i will think now is that i know what your penis is like before knowing what height you are.
^doesn't have snapchat
there are lots of other factors that can change the aesthetics, don't worry. (I'm 1.84m)
4 the shabs
whereby you have to be a resident in the country for a number of years before being able to buy a house.
To be fair in London it may be a case of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted..
A lot of people who don't know what 'one' means
I'd probably introduce some work life balance initiative where people have more paid holiday, parental leave and extra bank holidays more evenly distributed across the year.
I'd be deliberating for ages and would end up feeling bad about which ones I picked/didn't pick
breeding will be permitted once every seven years. For many of you this will mean much less breeding.
For me, much much more.
for a nickel-a-person tax increase we could build a theatre for shadow puppets.
they get squashed by a pick steam engine with a concrete roller at the front, kind of like in who framed roger rabbit. There'd be stadiums for it and everyone could go watch them being squashed
for anyone putting a date into a filename not complying with the YYYY-MM-DD format.
selection of state approved haircuts
you're just a disgusting pig that nobody likes x
Ban cycling, and any talk of cycling
anyone who makes a joke about it/ goes 'haha lol its a compliment haha lol' has to stay at home for 6 weeks