Ideas for a ‘zombie’ government

Apparently our government has run out of ideas as to what to do with itself in the final parliamentary term before the next election. Given this I thought I’d be very public spirited (how is the Big Society going?) and help them out by offering up some useful ideas to start them off:

  • Repeal lifestyle laws, e.g smoking ban
  • Repeal the handgun ban
  • Decriminalise drugs
  • Decriminalise acts associated with sex-work, e.g brothel-keeping

Feel free to add your (non-authoritarian) suggestions below.


  1. PeterA5145 says:

    I’d like to see a roll-back of all the unnecessary, politically-motivated cuts in speed limits that have taken place over the past couple of decades. Although the National Speed Limit for single-carriageway roads is supposedly 60 mph, in many areas, such as Derbyshire, it has effectively now become 50 mph.

    • Misanthrope Girl says:

      I know of a few dual carriage ways where the limit has been reduced to 50mph. Much of the A13 once you are within the M25 is now 40mph and that has three lanes. ‘Policing’ such restrictions by average speed cameras is, of course, almost de rigueur.

  2. Penseivat says:

    One day a year, politicians have to do a day’s work in a real job, i.e. the Minister for Transport and his staff have to work on the buses, tube, trains, etc. The Armed Forces Minister and staff have to yomp over Dartmoor carrying a 56lb pack, cook an early breakfast for 500 Servicemen and women, or go on patrol in Helmand Province or similar in the shitty vehicles they supply. The Minister for communications could deliver letters to families in the tallest blocks of flats in the country. The Home Secretary could do a 12 hour night shift walking around Tower Hamlets on her own. The list is endless. Suggestions for Devious Dave?