Archive for February, 2010

“You cannot negotiate with these people and expect rational discussion”

27/02/2010

Although I appreciate you may not like "the system", and shouting may be good for the short term, the only way we believe to change things is to use the system.  By "use", we mean understand, consider and anticipate the way "it" works. 

This means acting like a solicitor, as you say, LISTENING to what people think is wrong with "the system" and then respond in a meaningful and structured way.

Our stated activity at the moment is assessing the state of UK & EU law.  This is no easy task and is taking time.  However, where we see a distinct area we can make a positive and constructive change, we formulate policy and strategy to overcome these obstacles.

It may sound like "lawyer" or "politician speak" – and that is EXACTLY what we’re aiming for.  We want to be able to accurately oppose the current situation and argue the case for NRP’s, and we do understand that some other groups do not agree with our methods.  The more fronts that we can make public and loud, the better – but again, these are OUR methods, and we think they will have an impact on the overall situation suffered by Non Resident Parents.

Some of these routes include taking part in the current review of Family Law (please see both details of the review at http://www.justice.gov.uk/news/newsrelease200110a.htm and the Government Green Paper at http://publications.dcsf.gov.uk/eOrderingDownload/CM-7787.pdf )

We believe that getting involved in the creation, amendment and repeal of legislation is the best way to improve the situation and increase equality for Non Resident Parents in a currently unfair, unjust and plainly biased system.

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Tell us your suggested changes to UK Family Law

24/02/2010

Tell us your suggested changes to UK Family Law http://ow.ly/1aI3h #wheresmydad #ge10 #ge2010 #election2010

A smile & a ribbon … Had the best day

21/02/2010

A smile & a ribbon … Had the best day today with my girls .. Big shout out to Amanda (sexy mamma!) & Lissy – 5 clever as feck !! 🙂 ^G!

#ge10 #ge2010 #election2010 Plethora of information ..

18/02/2010

Draft Policies have been updated and we just love Twaiter !

Our main policies are now linkable, and tweets are sent out regularly so you can see what they are !  Simples.

If you want to view or link to them, just use this handy table

Policy Area Short Link
Government Restructure http://bit.ly/Restructure
Benefits and Social Cohesion http://bit.ly/Policy02
Community Relations http://bit.ly/Policy03
Jobs and Welfare http://bit.ly/Policy04
Pensions and Older People http://bit.ly/Policy05
Third Sector, Charities and Voluntary Organisations http://bit.ly/Policy06
Business http://bit.ly/Policy07
Schools http://bit.ly/Policy08
Culture, Media and Sports http://bit.ly/Policy10
Defence http://bit.ly/Policy11
Foreign Affairs http://bit.ly/Policy12
Health & Social Care http://bit.ly/Policy13
Crime http://bit.ly/Policy14
Immigration http://bit.ly/Policy16
Justice and Democracy http://bit.ly/Policy17
Local & Devolved Government http://bit.ly/Policy18
Climate Change and Energy http://bit.ly/Policy19
Countryside Management http://bit.ly/Policy21
Environment http://bit.ly/Policy22
Housing http://bit.ly/Policy23
Transport http://bit.ly/Policy24
Treasury-Systems http://bit.ly/Policy25
Age, Civil & Criminal Responsibility Act http://bit.ly/ResponsibilityAct
Corporation Tax http://bit.ly/CorporationTax
Value Added Tax http://bit.ly/ValueAddedTax
Sales (or Purchase) Tax http://bit.ly/PurchaseTax
Inheritance Tax http://bit.ly/InheritanceTax
Stamp Duty (on Property Purchases) http://bit.ly/StampDuty
Changes to National Insurance http://bit.ly/National-Insurance
Education Funding Tax http://bit.ly/EducationTax
Income Tax http://bit.ly/IncomeTax
Individual and Household Tax Allowances http://bit.ly/TaxAllowance
Council Tax & Higher Earner Local Tax http://bit.ly/CouncilTax
Recreational Drugs Review http://bit.ly/DrugsReview
Boundary Reform http://bit.ly/BoundaryReform

#ge2010 #thirdchamber Tax Change proposals

11/02/2010

Read about out thoughts on tax changes, including Income Tax, Corporation Tax and a new Household Tax Allowance to replace Council Tax Rebates and help lower income households.

Click here for full details: http://sites.google.com/site/thirdchamber/tax-changes

Robin Hood (Tobin) Tax campaign heating up ..

10/02/2010

RobinHoodTax

The campaign for the Robin Hood Tax is heating up, and their video can be seen at http://www.robinhoodtax.org.uk

Their page on Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/robinhoodtax and you can follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/robinhood

Details of my suggestion of a Sales Tax to the BBC Newsnight Politics Pen in Nov 2009 – which was agreed by both Lord Digby Jones and Matthew Taylor – can be watched via the BBC website at  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8354938.stm

The figures I used on the program to explain the original idea from June 2009 can be read here
http://djsnowy.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!759A34B078AEE95B!678.entry

#ge2010 #election2010 FaceTwitter and TwitBook updates …

10/02/2010

I spent some time updating lists on the Twitter account yesterday ..

http://twitter.com/Third_Chamber/Election2010
http://twitter.com/Third_Chamber/PPC-Other
http://twitter.com/Third_Chamber/Publicity

I’ve tried to list the MP’s and political commentator Twitterers in Election2010 and the media in Publicity.  Carrying on with the theme … Prospective Parliamentary Candidates are in PPC-Other 🙂

At least the 3 main parties know about us now …

08/02/2010

“Hi, just thought I’d share some of my ideas for the upcoming election.

http://www.thirdchamber.org.uk is where the suggested policies reside, with some ideas on Tax reform too.

Subscribe to or follow the blog at https://thirdchamber.wordpress.com or http://thirdchamber.blogspot.com

You can follow us at http://twitter.com/Third_Chamber

this note has been left on the following pages on Facebook

Click on the “Just Fans” button on the particular wall to see it 🙂

New domain and a WordPress blog too …

06/02/2010

The domain http://www.thirdchamber.org.uk now points to this site, and we’ll be setting up Google to manage email and hosting soon.

To make our message available to the most people, we created https://thirdchamber.wordpress.com/ so search engines can find us more easily.  Using MS Live Writer, our posts will duplicated between all our services.

Third Chamber Blog and Website finished!

05/02/2010

Both the general website and the weblog for the Third Chamber have now been finished.

The most recent update is the Geographical and Boundary Review

General Website: http://sites.google.com/site/thirdchamber/
Blog: http://thirdchamber.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Third_Chamber

Feel free to follow us, view the proposals and leave us your comments.


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