Sunday, 3 October 2010

Targeted MP contact list

For a list of MP's go to - click on the Politics tab under the banner - click MP Listing option (or copy and paste into your browser)

You should also notice an option called Contact Details (copy and paste into your browser) which gives a complete list of the 650 Members of Parliament with their roles and more contact details where they are relevant to our™ NRP Tool (our Facebook app is at

Using the RSS option (at the very bottom of the page) and an application like Google Reader will give you a contact record and mailing list that is updated when we update our internal systems.

For a more targeted list, with membership details of relevant groups within Parliament use the Groups and Group Member options for a list by group, and by member respectively.  Even if a Group Member is not your local MP, despite parliamentary convention, so long as an enquiry or comment is made to them in their specified role, the MP or peer should answer your communications.  For completeness, we would recommend sending copy letters to your local MP anyway, just so there is no confusion or excuse to “fob you off” !

Remember always, THEY WORK FOR YOU and our MP’s and peers should never shirk their responsibilities to the electorate.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Vince Cable proposes graduate tax

Good to see more of our ideas are feeding through to the policy making machine of Government.

Our concept is that all current loans would be voided and the tax applied to all graduates via an immediate change in tax code.  Retrospective tax collection would not happen, and loans already paid would enable the graduate to have a pro-rata maximum 2 year “graduate tax holiday” in lieu of payments made.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Her Majesty’s Courts Service’s (HMCS) Business Plan 2010-2011

On 15 March 2010 - 10 days ago – Bridget Prentice (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice) announced the Key Performance Indicators for Her Majesty's Courts Service for 2010 to 2011

The Business Plan has finally been deposited in the library and can be seen by clicking

Section 2.3 specifically mentions Family Courts.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Security Warning – Anyone may be able to obtain your email address from Facebook !

Do you have an account with Facebook ?

Have you changed your Privacy Settings for Contact Information ( ) to stop people getting your email address?

We use a number of providers for email services, to protect our “name”, including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo too …

Unless you have protected your email address within the Privacy Settings on Facebook, anyone importing contacts to Yahoo will get a list of these email addresses into their Yahoo Contacts!

Within Facebook, we have a number of “Friend Lists” setup, including what we call “9 Limited” – most new “friends” are added to this list when we respond to a friend request within Facebook, just until we know who they are.  In the Privacy Settings, we do not allow people to see certain things – like phone numbers and email addresses – by including the “9 Limited” list in the “except:” boxes.


Once we found this out, we did a small test and found that we could get 90% of email addresses for our friends on Facebook !! We’ve deleted the downloaded contact records.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

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

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 and the Government Green Paper at )

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.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

#ge10 #ge2010 #election2010 Plethora of information ..

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
Benefits and Social Cohesion
Community Relations
Jobs and Welfare
Pensions and Older People
Third Sector, Charities and Voluntary Organisations
Culture, Media and Sports
Foreign Affairs
Health & Social Care
Justice and Democracy
Local & Devolved Government
Climate Change and Energy
Countryside Management
Age, Civil & Criminal Responsibility Act
Corporation Tax
Value Added Tax
Sales (or Purchase) Tax
Inheritance Tax
Stamp Duty (on Property Purchases)
Changes to National Insurance
Education Funding Tax
Income Tax
Individual and Household Tax Allowances
Council Tax & Higher Earner Local Tax
Recreational Drugs Review
Boundary Reform

Thursday, 11 February 2010

#ge2010 #thirdchamber Tax Change proposals

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:

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Robin Hood (Tobin) Tax campaign heating up ..


The campaign for the Robin Hood Tax is heating up, and their video can be seen at

Their page on Facebook is and you can follow them on Twitter at

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

The figures I used on the program to explain the original idea from June 2009 can be read here!759A34B078AEE95B!678.entry

#ge2010 #election2010 FaceTwitter and TwitBook updates …

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

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 :)

Monday, 8 February 2010

At least the 3 main parties know about us now …

“Hi, just thought I'd share some of my ideas for the upcoming election. is where the suggested policies reside, with some ideas on Tax reform too.

Subscribe to or follow the blog at or

You can follow us at

this note has been left on the following pages on Facebook

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

Saturday, 6 February 2010

New domain and a WordPress blog too ...

The domain 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 so search engines can find us more easily.  Using MS Live Writer, our posts will duplicated between all our services.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Third Chamber Blog and Website finished!

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:

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

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Proposed Changes and Draft Policies

Although we have decided not to run for the 2010 General Election, we have made our Guiding Principles and Draft Policy Summaries available for review.

Click on to see the site, which includes the text of our Guiding Principles and Government Restructure, a new Age, Civil & Criminal Responsibility Act and changes to the Tax System.

Although deceptively simple, these small changes will improve and encourage business, community spirit and peoples lives.

We believe that people have lost faith in the accountability of our elected MP’s, and some of our changes will bring openness, accountability and make them more responsible to us.

If you are standing as an MP for a seat in the upcoming General Election, feel free to use any of the suggestions to improve our daily lives – just let us know by leaving a comment on the site.

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