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Listening to the radio this morning they had a phone in saying what would you ban if you had the power to .

Genuinely there is some very unusual people with 1 person saying they would ban baked beans.

Whats your pet hate ?

stuartsmith544
15 days ago
What do you think of this?
flipside
flipside15 days ago

I think I would ban smoking. The government makes the excuse that it brings in more money but at the end of the day, chronic smokers rely on the NHS to get better and that’s useless. What’s the point of taxing cigs heavily if that same money will be used for the healthcare of those who fall sick by it.

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Ziad4321
Ziad43217 days ago

same it is harmful for the smokers and for the public walking near them

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9015 days ago

I would ban the sale of fireworks to the general public. Have them at licensed public displays only. Fireworks look nice and all, but there are too many selfish idiots out there and they cause a lot of distress to animals and war veterans.

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TheChimp
TheChimp14 days ago

RegularComper90 I agree with you.

My poor doggo was besides himself around Bonfire night.

If not ban fireworks to the public, just ban the loud ones.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap14 days ago

Children. Often young children are scared of them too

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beccatavender
beccatavender15 days ago

Ideally I would like to ban hatred, but I know that isn't possible. Wish we lived in a world of live and let live. But aware that we have to have rules to protect the common good.

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Moonstone22
Moonstone2215 days ago

beccatavender Me too. I think hatred is poison for the soul. A person filled with hate can never be truely happy

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc15 days ago

"Hatred" these days can be as little as someone disagreeing. Words have lost their true definition.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc15 days ago

Ban crime and crooked politicians, businessman and bankers, but.. you can't really do that.

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kfe202
kfe20215 days ago

If we banned negativity, we'd go some way towards solving bigger problems like hatred. It would be awesome if we could get people focusing on the possible and the positive and looking for the gifts in challenging circumstances.

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lcook90
lcook9014 days ago

I would ban nose picking 🤢🤢

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap14 days ago

Especially in traffic jams 🤮

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k4ren2006
k4ren200614 days ago

I would ban bailiffs, I despise the creatures and the debt gets rediculously inflated with their 'fees'. A parking ticket can go from £70 to £400 just because it gets allocated to them...rotten profession, in my opinion. Yes, there's an element of people who can afford to pay but on the whole, many of their victims are genuinely struggling and with the current climate, I bet they're cleaning up and I think it's entirely wrong

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

I do think before they banned bailiffs they would need to ban people who don't think they should pay their debts, whether that debt is for a fine or any other thing. Don't misunderstand I don't approve of bailiffs who MIGHT prey on the vulnerable, but do think irresponsible people shouldn't think because they can't afford things think someone else should foot the bill - or those who just ignore court fines. For many people who are owed money and have tried most other things, a court order allowing bailiffs to act is often the last resort.

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k4ren2006
k4ren200610 days ago

davidstockport there are two types of bailiffs. One is from the courts, collecting on behalf of a claimant, the claimant pays the bailiff upfront in the hope of a result. Usually, these bailiffs, as they've been paid already, stick to the letter of the law.

The other are private firms contracted by councils to collect parking fines etc. They are permitted to add hundreds onto a £70 fine and will use every tactic in the book to get their money. A debt can go over £700 that legally, they are allowed to add.

Once they collect, they keep all but £70 and can leave their victims traumatised. It's this I would love to see outlawed. If councils are so desperate for the £70, employ their own bailiffs and go get the £70. It's a rotten practise and there's very little recourse when you come up against unlawful tactics.

I've seen it first hand and I never had a parking ticket, don't even drive but they were allowed to fleece us for £600 and we had no chance of getting our money back. They made a mistake but there was no way they were giving any money back once they had it. As soon as it went into the bank, they emptied it and my bank couldn't get it back after the scam was reported.

Police didn't care (civil matter apparently). Government ombudsmen didn't want to know as it was too complicated for them. Believe me, we fought really hard but came up against a brick wall. Frightening to think how much of the same might be going on out there

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davidstockport
davidstockport10 days ago

k4ren2006 Sorry to hear of your problems, although it might be a bit too late this might be of help. https://www.gov.uk/your-rights-bailiffs/how-to-complain-about-a-bailiff I know from my own experiences how it's like banging your head against a brick wall, I was swindled out of over £500* by TalkTalk, although they have been fined millions, none of those millions found its way back to their victims.

*They refused to allow me to leave a contract that I had obviously entered into because of LIES told me. (all provable).

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k4ren2006
k4ren20069 days ago

davidstockport thanks for the link. Sorry to hear you've been scammed too. There's some truly awful behaviour out there

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davidstockport
davidstockport9 days ago

k4ren2006 Not actually scammed but saddled with an inadequate service and no free calls for mobile that I had been promised when being mis-sold the contract I entered, for nearly two years. TalkTalk are notorious for mis-selling contracts. It was £25 a month (supposedly fixed) when contract started but would have been over £40, when they said the things I was promised when signing up were going to be charged for.

They say "No Increases during life of contract" but don't mention that only applies to the actual broadband charge. (Which dropped down to snail's pace a few months into contract - it was almost as if they were trying to get back at me when I took mobile phone charges elsewhere rather than pay the thieving XXXXXXs for what was supposedly part of the £25).

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap14 days ago

I'd like to ban going wrong way around a one way car park. I know technically its already banned but you wouldn't think so when it comes to school carpark

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HollyDolly22
HollyDolly2214 days ago

oh thats a difficult one! hunting maybe, i hate the fact people kill for sport

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Lynibis
Lynibis14 days ago

I would ban those who deliberately go from topic to topic making rude and offensive comments in reply to those they dislike despite having never even met them. Do they think it shows them in a good light or worse than those they are stalking?

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith544
Original Poster
14 days ago

Hiya Lynibis .I hope your ok . I would certainly recommend you message Tom who helps run this website . There's no shining light in people being rude to other people and I for 1 cant stand it . Keep commenting on posts as this is what makes the chat section such a great community and as for yourself stay safe and ignore the rude comments.

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Lynibis
Lynibis14 days ago

stuartsmith544 what a lovely comment, thank you so much. It is wonderful how a word of kindness can lift the spirits.

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith544
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14 days ago

Lynibis I find it repulsive that people use the platform to bully people . I for 1 love people taking there time to be able comment on different subjects.

Keep doing what you do best and ignore the nasty people and feel free to send them to me as I love taking them to task.Try and have a good day .

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Lynibis
Lynibis14 days ago

stuartsmith544 oh don't worry I will, I never let anything get me down, just moving on is best.

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stuartsmith544
stuartsmith544
Original Poster
14 days ago

Lynibis Enjoy your day .

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE11 days ago

I'll be honest ... I haven't seen those ... but I agree wholeheartedly ... it's important to think of the feelings of others and what impact such nastiness will have.... 👍 to you Lynibis

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

BORDERJOE Perhaps one reason you haven't seen them is that very often the sometimes disgusting comments are removed very quickly, the person the disgusting comments are aimed at are often tagged by the perpetrator so they're not missed before they, or the full topic, are removed.

stuartsmith544 I disagree with "taking them to task" they're best totally ignored. There is a chat room saying on many forums. "Do not feed the trolls" they hate being ignored! And as Lynibis remarked: "Do they think it shows them in a good light or worse than those they are stalking?"

And as I say "Insults are used by those who've lost the argument".☺

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

stuartsmith544 Perhaps Stuart you should do as you suggest and report those rude to you to Tom - I did notice that one of the people, who Lynibis obviously refers to, wasn't exactly polite to you except with a half hearted "I now understand" when you explained that his accusation wasn't valid. If nothing else just ignore instead of trying to reason with the unreasonable.

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Pjran
Pjran14 days ago

I would like to ban the sale of fireworks. I know they’re not supposed to sell them to under 16s but I really feel they are dangerous.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen14 days ago

Swearing. Just no need for it.

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davidstockport
davidstockport11 days ago

There is by some some who use foul language - they're such morons they have no other way of expressing their thoughts or opinions ☺☺☺

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Getsome
Getsome14 days ago

Self Entitlement

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lilyflower
lilyflower14 days ago

At the risk of being called a sheep, I'd agree with Lynibis, being rude and offensive may get someone noticed but for the wrong reasons. Manners and politeness cost nothing and you can still express your views.

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lizreidx
lizreidx11 days ago

Drugs

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Johnny
Johnny11 days ago

Stress

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LauraSallemi
LauraSallemi10 days ago

War! Enough said

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Ziad4321
Ziad432110 days ago

definitely i would ban the use of smoking and vaping very harmful for the people doing it and also for the people near them who are breathing in that disgusting item

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin9 days ago

I would definitely ban a lot of things such as selling knives to kids ( i know a lot of people who work in retail say they dont sell to kids but have as been caught doing it and lost their jobs) and also ban selling smoking products to kids in store too ive witnessed this a few times

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jwhitaker537
jwhitaker5379 days ago

I would ban people putting towels on deck chairs on holiday! Then demanding that they reserved them with the towels!!! 😟

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hrdaniels1980
hrdaniels19809 days ago

Definitely street drugs as it breaks up so many families

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gemmaroids
gemmaroids8 days ago

The dog/cat meat trade needs banning NOW!

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TheChimp
TheChimp7 days ago

gemmaroids And what is my poor Harvey going to have for his food if you ban Winalot Perfect Portions?

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gemmaroids
gemmaroids7 days ago
😂
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