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Started by TinyMcOtter on 06-May-2017 14:20:59
What's your most controversial/quirky/leftfield political opinion?

Something which would improve the lives of most people in the UK.

Doesn't have to be wildly original, but would be good if it was, at least theoretically, achievable.

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mikeshadow - 06 May 2017 14:22:43 (#1 of 387)

Punitive inheritance tax rates on a sliding scale similar to the old estate duty.

clammy - 06 May 2017 14:24:08 (#2 of 387)

Inheritance tax, the curse of inherited wealth.

FleurDuMal - 06 May 2017 14:27:57 (#3 of 387)

  • Free universal healthcare


  • Subsidised, council owned housing for people on lower incomes


  • High-quality, comprehensive education


  • Free university education to all those who can genuinely benefit from it.

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 May 2017 14:29:48 (#4 of 387)

Ban umbrellas.

TinyMcOtter - 06 May 2017 14:31:20 (#5 of 387)

I would nationalise, without compensation, huge sections of privately owned entities, including health services, public transportation as well as confiscating all properties which have been left empty for more than six months in any financial year and turn them over to public housing.

peacalmer - 06 May 2017 14:32:17 (#6 of 387)

Charge a punitive tax for shit sleb gossip.

Charged at £1m for every sidebar box talking about the Kardashians or perving at the pins of a teenage girl who's only papped because they're related to someone only an OK Mag reader or Mafe in Chelsea fan will have ever heard of.

Geometric progression of fine for repeat offending of shit not news on a news website.

And a £1m fine for resource hogging javascript.

This might disproportionately affect the Heil.

FleurDuMal - 06 May 2017 14:32:47 (#7 of 387)

A plan with no drawbacks, then?

peacalmer - 06 May 2017 14:33:23 (#8 of 387)

Kinder politics.

Ebadlun - 06 May 2017 14:34:34 (#9 of 387)

Strict standards of accuracy and impartiality applied to anything claiming to be news - say what you like in the comment section.

Shadrack22 - 06 May 2017 14:34:45 (#10 of 387)

Nationalise all golf courses.

rgtstoppedcounting - 06 May 2017 14:35:25 (#11 of 387)

Radical liberalisation of planning laws.

TinyMcOtter - 06 May 2017 14:35:28 (#12 of 387)

Peacalmer, it might be legislatively simpler to just nationalise the Mail and turn it over to the allotment society.

clammy - 06 May 2017 14:36:07 (#13 of 387)

#3, To think Fleur the tories spent all their time getting rid of those benefits. And still the GBP vote for them.

Tories that is.

TinyMcOtter - 06 May 2017 14:36:36 (#14 of 387)

Nationalise all golf courses.



+ and turn them into public housing.

Snarlygog - 06 May 2017 14:37:33 (#15 of 387)

#14 or as alottments

TinyMcOtter - 06 May 2017 14:39:06 (#16 of 387)

Actually, nationalise The Mail and relaunch it as the Socialist Feminist Gay Anti-royalist Daily.

might need a snappier title.

RosyLovelady - 06 May 2017 14:40:04 (#17 of 387)

Breach of Peace covers that.

col2001 - 06 May 2017 14:40:20 (#18 of 387)

A genuine FOI Act. All contracts spending public money to be published before signing. Basic income, sent as a payment from the Treasury, weekly. A land tax. Privacy legislation, with a genuine public interest exemption. A pluralistic media. Serious-scale investment in council housing. And end to private schooling, faith-schools, PR, power-sharing.

All of this is now deemed quirky. How low we have fallen.

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 May 2017 14:41:44 (#19 of 387)

An end to public relations?

thisonehasalittlehat - 06 May 2017 14:47:36 (#20 of 387)

I'd ban private schools and religious schools and classics and have compulsory educating until 18 and free HE and scrap inheritance except niknaks and that kind of thing. And if I couldn't do all that is just ban classics.

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