Tuesday, April 10, 2007


1) Stop blackouts. Act before we lose 50% of our electricity.

2) 9% growth using the methods that gave Ireland 7% on average & 10.5% in a good year.

3) Reform planning regulations. In 1907 a house & car cost the same - the difference is that planning regulators restrict housebuilding.

4) Stop subsidising windmills. Save £1 billion.

5) The smoking ban is an illiberal restriction on individual freedom. End it.

6) End fuel poverty. France produces 80% nuclear at 1.3p a unit. We can do the same.

7) A needs based transport policy. The previous Executive were committed to spending 70% of their transport budget on public transport (code for railways) though it makes up only 3% of traffic.

8) Tunnels project. Norway built 740km of tunnels at £7 million per km. We should do the same making it a short drive from Glasgow to Dunoon, Rothesay, Kintyre, Jura, Islay & Mull etc.

9) Fully automate Glasgow's subway allowing it to run at lower costs, greater capacity & 24/7.

10) Fully automate the Glasgow-Edinburgh train with the same effect.

11) Ultimate aim of a fully automated Scots rail transport system.

12) 2% cut in civil servants annually.

13) 2% government efficiency savings. Almost any private business trys to increase efficiency at least that much & there is more scope in Holyrood.

14) Don't spend £610 million digging a tunnel under Edinburgh Airport. Make sure other government projects at least come close to making economic sense.

15) 3p cut in Scots income tax after funding of business tax cuts to provide growth.

16) No new politically correct vindictive bans. The smoking ban was NOT in manifestos at the last election.

17) A Holyrood committee to find & abolish counterproductive laws & regulations.

18) A schools vouchers system.

19) Allow schools to impose discipline.

20) Make a DVD of Scotland's history & post it to Scots, or those with Scots names, over the world. Include links encouraging Scottish tourism.

21) Establish a £20 million X-Prize to encourage space satelite industry to locate in scotland.

22) Establish an X-Prize foundation funded from the Scots contribution to the lottery to encourage high technology in Scotland.

23) Widen & improve the M8.

24) If Gore's silly film must be shown to Scots schoolchildren let them see the alternate view, AS THE LAW SPECIFICLY REQUIRES.

25) 54% of all money spent in Scotland is government money. Cut this.

26) Instead of knocking down Glasgow's high rise flats they should be given, free of charge, to those occupants who don't prefer to be rehoused.

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