Stop making new laws for the sake of it and stop eroding our civil liberties. To make this country safe from any perceived terrorist threat they would have us not only the most photographed and recorded but the most restricted. What price Freedom? The more they erode our civil liberties in the supposed name of democracy and freedom, the less free we actually are.
There is not a corner of our lives that the state does not exercise some control over, and all successive governments seem to do is bring in more controls, and more and more targets and paperwork, creating an army of pen-pushers, office manager and administrators. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
A typical case of self fulfilling prophecies and wrong thinking by our illustrious leaders was effectively giving the local authorities the power to raise stealth taxes by parking charges. The more you enforce it-the more you have to-the more wardens or ambassadors you need-the higher the wage bill-the more revenue you need to collect.
Still the more wardens you employ the less people claiming job seekers, closer to home, can someone tell me why half the revenue collected from the county of Wiltshire comes from one city, yes you guessed it Salisbury.