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An argument for the privatisation of Britain's major roads, with compulsory GPS trackers fitted in cars to monitor road use, in order to rebalance the cost of driving vis-a-vis rail trainsport and to improve efficiency in the upkeep of the road network. [gview file="http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Road-Charging-and-Privatisation-Ben-Wattsx.pdf" save="1"]...

This proposal sets out to address the inequalities of the unfinished project of devolution in Britain. It advocates the creation of a devolved English Parliament, modelled on the Scottish Parliament. The paper was discussed with the counsel of Prof Andrew Gamble, Head of POLIS, Cambridge. [gview file="http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/A-Devolved-English-Parliament-Justin-Kempley.pdf" save="1"]...

The UK should recognise a right to Internet access which reflects public opinion within the country and beyond. This will put the UK in a strong position in any future discussion on a European-wide or even international Convention on the recognition of such right, which seems inevitable. [gview file="http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/INTERNET-ACCESS-AS-A-FUNDAMENTAL-RIGHT.pdf" save="1"]...

An analysis of the popular proposal for a “Robin Hood Tax” on financial transactions, focusing on its international applicability and the additional cost it would impose upon transactions; and a rejection in favour of a “Tobin tax” focused only on foreign exchange transactions. [gview file="http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/The-Robin-Hood-tax-A-rejection-Ben-Daniels.pdf" save="1"]...