BonzoBanana wrote:So you don't have a credit card then? And mortgages are to be frowned upon?
Ensure education is geared towards economics providing a workforce that is educated as best as possible for commerce and industry.Sounds delightful - somewhere between Orwell and communism, just the kind of prescriptive world I want to live in.
Ensure public sector workers are paid slightly below private sector wages and their wages are not set by strikes etc.Why? More to the point, who would work in the public sector? Wages are set at the level required to attract the right workforce, reducing them will not simply lead to a cheaper wage bill (else why not just forego paying them at all?).
Do everything possible to make it easier to create jobs in this country and reduce imports.Job creation, yes. How though? And 'everything possible'? Like passing a law to oblige every UK registered company to double their workforce, and to hell with profitability? There needs to be a balance against corporate performance, and I rather suspect that job creation has been the primary focus of every post war Government (even Thatcher's eventually). As for reducing imports, again we can't do that in isolation - trade tarriffs and protectionism are Very Bad Things, and at the very least would hurt our own export markets as other countries act accordingly.
Balance our world trade so we don't have a trading deficit.Why? Not sure this has any relevance. Also see above.
Remove the influence of incompetent idealist and useless establishment figures from government and replace with sucessful businessman and scientists, engineers etc.Wonderful idea. One question though: who?
Educate the young in school to destroy the 'entitlement' mindset and get people to understand you can't spend what you haven't earnt.Of course you can spend what you haven't earnt, you just need to be aware that you need to earn it eventually. Fiscal responsibility I'm all for, though obviously.
Always be fair and moral so people who work hard at the bottom end of earnings do not receive less financial reward than those who do not contribute.How will this reduce the UK debt. But yes, I completely agree.
Leave the empire mentality behind and start focusing on our own country rather than strutting about the world stage as if we mean something nowadays.Those Syrians should learn to take their dying in the hundreds of thousands like men. Seriously, our voting to ignore the potential genocide and turn away from offering to help is one of the most small minded and uncaring things I've ever seen our country do, we are diminished as a result and should be ashamed.
Keep the 3 core values of free education, free health care at delivery and a fair justice system that makes this country so superior to most countries on this planet.And this helps reduce our debt levels, does it?
LB, you really are a massive geek.