Manifesto

The Great BIG Loony will introduce these 3 policies as soon as he is elected.

1.   £170 a week Unconditional Basic Income paid to every Resident Adult UK Citizen aged 16 and over, whether they are also working in other paid work, non working or retired. (NB. Children 0-15 years old will be paid £100 a week)

2. Cut MP’s Pay in Half. Abolish MP’s Expenses. Any MP with a net worth of more than £1 Million will recieve No Pay At All.

3. Give everyone £100,000 to build their own house.

4.   50% income tax on ALL other earned income.
5. 100% Inheritance Tax.

The Unconditional Basic Income Guarantee will give you the time and the freedom to do stuff just for the love of it.

If you earn extra money doing this stuff, that’s an added bonus.

The time has come to eradicate poverty and free the spirit of all UK Citizens

This is your chance. Seize it!

 

13 thoughts on “Manifesto

      • @Derek Your implication as I interpret it requires a place in said institution for most politicians. Relatively bstard4bristolmayor’s manifesto makes a more sense than some of the crap some of the other politicians come up with … right, I’m off to find an honest bank … yeah … right!

  1. Recieved this question recently

    does it really take 99 committees to run one city?

    Simple answer.

    Pay every adult in bristol a yearly unconditional basic income index linked to inflation. Introduce a tax on all spending, whenever money is transacted turned over or spent it is taxed at a small percentage. Then let free market demand and supply economics do the rest.

    This would do away with the vast amount of bureaucracy and hense also a lot of committees too.

    I am, however, a huge fan of dialogue and I would have a monthly “open space technology” forum open to all residents of bristol to discover and share their ideas of “how we can make bristol even better than it already is”

    If elected mayor I will reclaim Bristols share of Quantative Easing & the social security & pensions budget and use it to pay all bristolians unconditional £15,000 pa.

    That’s my answer

    Corrupt Bstard 😉

  2. “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”
    -Alexander Tytler

  3. “1. Abolish schools fines for non attendance at school. Since when has any business fined its customers for rejecting its product?”

    Errr… you have obviously never tried to cancel a BT phone line then.

    And on a side note – schools aren’t businesses, or at least shouldn’t be.

    • I agree, I know they are not really businesses, but the principle is the same. Education is about the needs of the child, not the needs of the school, so in that way they are similar.

      If children aren’t turning up, then like any “business” maybe you need to assess your “product” and produce a product those children do want.

      That’s all I’m trying to say

  4. Lothian busses is publicly owned (mainly by Edinburgh council) – so profits from a bristol service would wing their way back to Edinburgh?

    Also, what is to say that they could reproduce the same level of service in Bristol? Bristol is a different city if you hadn’t noticed. Bristol needs its own publically owned bus service, where the major shareholder is the council or some sort of transport authority.

    • I know and I agree with you, that’s exactly the point I’m making and it worked, because you went away and saw that lothian are part funded by the council and are now demanding we do the same. Job done 😉

  5. Just wondering how the £15000 unconditional income would work. From my point of view, as a student, I can see a few potential flaws with this plan.

    For starters – many graduates are now finding it hard to find work. Your income will help them aleviate their financial situation. Great, yes, but we’re quite used to living on less than £15000pa (minus fees) Where, then, is the incentive to find a job? You mention that this should not encourage laziness, much like inheritance. Inheritance is a one-off sum. It has to last, and it is usually put towards worthy investments. Thus, it is entirely unlike an inheritance.

    Secondly – Schools are not businesses. Therefore, as establishments which develop children into adults, they are not treated as such. A fine will encourage some (albeit not all) children to stay in school, and to ‘man up’ and get on with it. I agree, schools should not use this as a control method, they should address the problem directly. Yet, I think we already have a body responsible for policing the quality of schools. OFSTED inspections are a big thing, and the body is treated seriously.
    There will always be children who hate school. Letting them walk out of it does not seem like a solution.

    Lastly, for now – Point nine: I believe the term is ‘abstention’. Also, I’ve seen direct quotes from you regarding Concorde, and her operational status. What does Concorde have to do with Bristol?

    I eagerly await your answers, and I will stress now that I am not set in my ways – my viewpoints can be changed with adequate logic and reasoning.

    • Hi suedonim ok here goes.

      Before I start I haven’t ever mentioned concorde. I think you’re confusing me with Tim Collins

      As for abstention, that’s not the same thing. People who don’t vote are usually labeled apathetic. Spoiled paper is the real none of the above option, but even that’s not the same, why not give it as an option so people can proactively choose to use their hard won vote to register the fact that don’t want any of the offered candidates.

      Education: Why should children ‘man up’?

      why not take the hint and see that they are not getting what they want from the education system.

      Unconditional basic income:

      First of all I take your point on inheritance being a one off, even though some inheritance could pay a fair few years basic income, but the point is the same, why doesn’t an inheritance reduce someone’s efforts in work?

      the £15,000 is only meant to cover basic needs, while also putting a bit of extra money into the economy to fire up the “luxuries” economy.

      Why would people bother working?

      If they want more than their basic needs they need to earn extra money by working.

      If this wasn’t the case why do people bother to carry on earning more than £15,000 a year in their current jobs

      But I think more important is to define “work”

      If its about earning money why is there a term voluntary work

      If its about contributing to society, what is contributing? does it matter if that contribution creates value or not?

      I think work is doing something you feel a passion for, the sort of thing you would do just for the love of it. That’s how the lazer was invented, someone just doing experiments with light, they weren’t actually trying to invent anything.

      Who would do the shit jobs? What is a shit job? If we mean street cleaners for example I know people who do jobs like that because they love it.

      Of course if nobody wants to do these jobs, then we will as a society, have to make it worth someone’s while to do those jobs, by paying the going rate. Let a true free market economy decide, once people have their basic needs met of course.

      Most people work because they like doing something and especially the social aspects that come with it.

      But in conclusion I say the unconditional basic income allows people time and freedom to do the stuff they’re passionate about, just for the love of it

      Quid pro quo: what would you do if I gave you an unconditional basic income?

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