Added policy on European Parliament.

Proposer
iconoclast86
State

Accepted

Vote Score

4

Age

1699 days


iconoclast86

@iconoclast86 - over 4 years ago

Campaign for the abolition of the Strasbourg Parliament which meets just 4 days a month. This would save approximately 150-200 million Euros each year.

@iconoclast86 edited manifesto/foreign_policy.md - over 4 years ago
  • Reform of fishing policy and quotas, reducing waste and allowing fish stocks to recover for the long term future of EU fisheries.
  • Reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme (see Environment for more details).
  • Increased democratic control of EU institutions, with improved accountability and transparency.
  • A reduction in bureaucracy and inefficiency.
  • A reduction in bureaucracy and inefficiency i.e make Brussels the permanent home of the EU and abolish the Strasbourg Parliament.

Arms Trading

Floppy

@Floppy - over 4 years ago

👍 for sure - seems pointless.

yellowgopher

@yellowgopher - over 4 years ago

YES! I like this one! Agreed, one location is enough.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 4 years ago

@yellowgopher do a thumbs up icon like so 👍 for the robot to count your vote.

yellowgopher

@yellowgopher - over 4 years ago

👍 Didn't think I could vote..!

Floppy

@Floppy - over 4 years ago

yep, pretty sure you're a contributor :)

yellowgopher

@yellowgopher - over 4 years ago

I contribute but I thought the rules were you had to have some accepted! Lol!

yellowgopher

@yellowgopher - over 4 years ago

Did I? Maybe one perhaps. Have the rules changed?

tmtmtmtm

@tmtmtmtm - over 4 years ago

Presumably this should be an 'e.g.', not an 'i.e.'? If not then it's changing this policy much more significantly than it might at first appear...

If changing it anyway for that, I'd also suggest changing the "make" to "making", not only because it fits better grammatically, but because otherwise this line in isolation makes it seem like this is something within the UK's power.

(I have lots of other meta-issues about the entire concept here, as this is something the EU Parliament has already voted on, and the issues around it are significantly more complex than this sort of wording implies, but unfortunately I don't have time to engage on this right now.)

yellowgopher

@yellowgopher - over 4 years ago

@tmtmtmtm is right. I got carried away. It needs to be re-worded to reflect it would be a desire of the government to see that the EU parliament was in one location only. A constant drive to reduce bureaucracy and inefficiency is a good thing but how do we quantify that? Hmmm... more thought needed.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 4 years ago

I'll accept this and do the grammar fixes as another PR.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 4 years ago

pinging here to make the votebot close the vote, as this is merged.