Tuesday, March 15, 2011

George Laird manifesto for Holyrood, we need more than policies for an independent Scotland, we need structure so people can see their new future















Dear All

It is terribly trendy to produce a manifesto at the moment for the Holyrood Election.

The EIS and the Law Society of Scotland have produced their cases for the public to chew over.

So, here is the George Laird Manifesto.

1. A Single Scottish National Police Force based in Tulliallan.

2. A Single Scottish National Fire service based in Perth or Dundee.

3. The creation of a new public National bank system through Scotland.

4. Education provision removed for Council control to Scottish Government.

5. Reform of University and College Sector, slimming down Universities and increasing cash to colleges.

6. 16 – 28 Gap year scheme, volunteering, cash in points for education or travel.

7. Local income tax.

8. Atomic Levy Fund similar to Oil Fund.

9. Break up the banks into retail and speculative.

10. Increase social housing provision.

11. Commission for the framework of independent Parliament and Government.

12. Use of schools as ‘social colleges’.

13. Increase National speed limit to 80 mph.

14. New Crime Bill for knife crime.

15. New health contracts for children and health as part of exams.

16. Coastguard responsibility devolved to Scottish Government.

17. Community payback changed to Offender Rehabilitation Orders and offenders placed in Council and Voluntary organisations.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

2 comments:

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

George

more men women and children are killed by fast cars than by the use of Knifes.

you should think on that one!

George Laird said...

Dear Niko

"more men women and children are killed by fast cars than by the use of Knifes".

True but difference between car accidents and the use of knives.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University