Strategic use of the Nightingale new, and currently underused, hospitals.

It’s simple. The answer lies in reversing the intended role of the Nightingale hospitals: Move ALL the bed blockers and those not in need of specialised medical attention from all the local hospitals to the Nightingale hospitals and call these “Recovery and Recouperation Units” serviced by volunteers and low level medical support people. Minor AContinue reading “Strategic use of the Nightingale new, and currently underused, hospitals.”

Revive Retail, Simply!

Retail is dying because both of lockdown and the natural evolution of retail. Lockdown has hastened the fact that people are moving to shopping online, and increasingly shops are closing both on the High Street and even in villages and secondary shopping places. My idea will stop this by taking the power of the InternetContinue reading “Revive Retail, Simply!”

Democratic void in the House of Lords

Limit the number of lords allowed fo sit – perhaps around 500 – & then proportionately allocate the amount of lords each party is allowed following each election based on the proportion of the vote that is received in accordance with a pre-submitted list for each party in order that each Lord will be sentContinue reading “Democratic void in the House of Lords”

Actions to reduce the prison population

I have outlined above an issue regarding the prison population. Many prisoners have neurological conditions such as ADHD, Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome and / or learning differences such as Dyslexia. These conditions can lead to mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. They can also lead to addictions to alcohol and/or drugs which in themselves oftenContinue reading “Actions to reduce the prison population”

Reimagining and Rebuilding England’s Education System

Imagine an education system where… • children start school one year later and ready to learn with the language, social skills and resilience they need gained during a pre-Reception year; • children move to secondary school with greater confidence and deeper knowledge; • our oldest pupils have more opportunities and time to make meaningful choicesContinue reading “Reimagining and Rebuilding England’s Education System”

Personal Carbon Budgets

Covid has exposed the huge disparities in physical and mental health outcomes between the rich and poor particularly in urban areas. As the Climate Crisis unfolds this administrative disfunction will be replicated unless we seize the opportunity to change how we do things. Meeting 2050 Carbon reduction goals will be a personal as well asContinue reading “Personal Carbon Budgets”

British Sign Language – Carpe Diem!

British Sign Language is the fix and it’s already available. It’s cheap and cheerful and with a bit of practice and polish it will last all of your life. You don’t have to sign a contract and it will not get you into debt. It will always be your friend and supporter. It will empowerContinue reading “British Sign Language – Carpe Diem!”

Three Important Constitutional Proposals

DEVOLUTION Fiscal powers within the framework established by the Westminster Parliament should be devolved as much as possible to the other UK Assemblies but any such fiscal legislation initiated by them should require to be passed also by the House of Commons before receiving the Royal Assent i.e. all ‘Money Bills’ (as defined in HofLContinue reading “Three Important Constitutional Proposals”

Let the market, not governments, work out how “build back better”

Most attempts at affecting climate change by governments have and will continue to fail because most market regulation to date has been framed in terms of “solutions” dreamt up by well-meaning committees and functionaries but crippled by industry lobbyists and vested interests (like for example carbon trading) rather than giving the *problem* to the marketContinue reading “Let the market, not governments, work out how “build back better””

One tax, one rate, one source, no cost

“You don’t understand, it isn’t that simple – it’s much more complicated than that!” This is the clarion cry of every bureaucrat who ever lived. The truth, however, is that all good things start out simple; but adding complexity creates jobs – lots of jobs – for bureaucrats. So it is with taxation. What was,Continue reading “One tax, one rate, one source, no cost”