Direct Democracy proposal for Health

Re-prioritise educational resources in context to the problems

We believe that many government resources spent on health and anti-drugs education are out of alignment with the reality of the health problems that society and the NHS actually face. What is the point in spending money on anti-cannabis campaigns when most people die from smoking cigarettes or obesity?

We believe that this miss-alignment is caused largely by the personal views of ministers who ignore the advice of the Police, the NHS, scientists and other sectors of the community when defining laws and the legal classification of drugs.

We believe that the impact of this actually contributes further to problems regarding both health and crime and so the People's Administration propose to reform spending on health campaigns based upon the problems that society is enduring, and not on the personal ill-advised opinions of the minority.

Deaths in the UK [2008] from all drugs were reported by the ONS as being:

• Cigarettes: 85,000
• Obesity: 30,000
• Alcohol: 6,500 [increasing by approx 30% pa]
• All Illegal drugs combined: 1,700

Over the last 3 years, 42,000 children have been admitted to hospital suffering from the effects of drinking alcohol.

Annual government spend on health campaigns totals £253 M, £66 M of this was spent on health campaigns. Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose to realign spending in context to the actual problems.

Voting for direct democracy outside a general election

Direct Democracy - Audio

It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.

This is not a protest campaign.

In accordance with Magna Carta Article 61 and with UN UDHR Article 21 and with all of the democratic principals up-held by the UN [which the UK has signed-up to], the people already have the lawful right to reform to direct democracy - even outside a general election.