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Boris Johnson

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Solidaritat amb Catalunya – pel dret a l’autodeterminació pacífica!

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Al segle XXI, no s’ha de permetre que l’exèrcit espanyol sigui posat en marxa contre el poble català que desitja aconseguir, d’una manera pacífica, la seva independència estatal. Europeus de tots els països i nacions han de fer tot lo possible per assegurar que el conflicte entre el govern central espanyol i Catalunya sigui resolt, aquesta vegada, d’una manera pacífica. El dret a la autodeterminació lliura, pacífica i democràtica d’una nació està a damunt dels límits legals d'un estat que vol imposar el seu sistema legal a milions de persones que se senten tractades en ell i per ell com a ciutadans de segona classe. Catalunya pertany incondicionalment a Europa. La Unió Europea i tots els països europeus han d’expressar clarament que qualsevol ús de la força militar en el conflicte actual seria inacceptable i que, si de fet nasqués un nou estat català, seria tan benvingut a la Unió Europea com ho va ser, fins ara, la regió de Catalunya amb la seva metròpoli Barcelona i com continuarà sent també Espanya. ************************************************************************** Declaració oficial de l'Expert Independent del Consell de Drets Humans de les Nacions Unides per a la promoció d'un ordre mundial democràtic i just, Prof. Dr. Alfred de Zayas, sobre les violacions de Drets Humans del poble català per l´Estat espanyol: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22295&LangID=E Declaració oficial del Relator Especial de l'ONU sobre la promoció i la protecció de la llibertat d'expressió, Prof. Dr. David Kaye, sobre la persecució jurídica de polítics catalans per la justícia de l´Estat espanyol: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=22928&LangID=E ************************************************************************** Articles publicats a la pàgina catalana d´aquesta petició (n´hi ha més articles a les pàgines en altres llengües, sobretot en la pàgina alemanya): 114. «La sentència injusta d’una justícia injusta — ‘maxima poena sine lege’» (23. 10. 2019). 113. «Comunicat del Consell per la República» (20. 10. 2019). 112. «‘No és justícia, és venjança’» (15. 10. 2019). 111. «Ja n’hi ha prou! Per llibertat, democràcia i estat de dret a Catalunya!» (8. 10. 2019). 110. «Les violacions dels Drets Humans a Espanya i la hipocresia de la Unió Europea» (3. 10. 2019). 109. «Comunicat del Consell de Govern de Catalunya del dia 14 de setembre de 2019» (19. 9. 2019). 108. «‟Aquestes acusacions no tenen fonament” — Últimes paraules de Dolors Bassa, Ministra de Treball, Afers Socials i Família de la Generalitat de Catalunya, en el judici polític celebrat a Madrid el 12 de juny de 2019» (7. 8. 2019). 107. «‟Sóc aquí per les meves idees i perquè no vaig renunciar a la meva activitat política” — Últimes paraules de Jordi Turull, diputat del Congrés dels Diputats espanyol, en el judici polític celebrat a Madrid el 12 de juny de 2019» (6. 8. 2019). 106. «‟Catalunya és una nació” — Últimes paraules del ministre d'Economia i Ciència de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Santiago Vila i Vicente, que va dimitir el 26 d’ocubre de 2017, en el judici polític celebrat a Madrid el 12 de juny de 2019» (1. 8. 2019). 105. «‟La censura no ha d'entrar al Parlament” — Últimes paraules de la legítima presidenta del Parlament de Catalunya, Carme Forcadell, en el judici polític de Madrid del 12 de juny de 2019» (28. 7. 2019). 104. «‟La dignitat d'haver defensat unes idees legítimes i unes idees nobles” — Últimes paraules del legítim ministre de Territori i Sostenibilitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Josep Rull, en el judici polític de Madrid del 12 de juny de 2019» (28. 7. 2019). 103. «‟Catalunya és una nació” — Últimes paraules de la legítima Consellera de Governació, Administracions Públiques i Habitatge de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Meritxell Borràs, en el judici polític de Madrid del 12 de juny de 2019» (25. 7. 2019). 102. «‟No per repetir-la mil vegades una mentida es converteix en veritat” — Últimes paraules del legítim Conseller d’Afers Exteriors, Relacions Institucionals i Transparència de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Raül Romeva, en el judici polític de Madrid del 12 de juny de 2019» (25. 7. 2019). 101. «‟És millor patir una injustícia que cometre-la” — Últimes paraules de Jordi Sànchez, diputat del Congrés d'Espanya, en el judici polític de Madrid del 12 de juny de 2019» (24. 7. 2019). 100. «‟Aquest judici és el resultat d'un fracàs de la política” — Últimes paraules del legítim Ministre de Justícia de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Carles Mundó, en el judici polític de Madrid del 12 de juny de 2019» (22. 7. 2019). 99. «‟La realitat dels fets els desmenteix” — Últimes paraules del legítim Conseller de l'Interior de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Joaquim Forn, en el judici polític de Madrid del 12 de juny de 2019» (21. 7. 2019). 98. «‟Ho tornarem a fer!» — Últimes paraules del president d'Òmnium Cultural, Jordi Cuixart, en el judici polític de Madrid del 12 de juny de 2019”» (21. 7. 2019). 97. «Últimes paraules de l'eurodiputat Oriol Junqueras en el judici polític celebrat a Madrid del 12 de juny de 2019» (16. 7. 2019). 96. «2ª Decisió del Grup de Treball de l’ONU contra les Detencions Arbitràries de l’ONU sobre els presos» (5. 7. 2019). 95. «La Unió Europea gira l’esquena als seus valors fonamentals i denega els escons a diputats elegits del Parlament europeu!» (2. 7. 2019). 94. «Vergonya damunt del ‛país de Franco’!» (22. 6. 2019). 93. «Omplim Estrasburg!» (17. 6. 2019). 92. «Consell de Drets Humans — Grup de Treball sobre la Detenció Arbitrària: Opinió 6/2019 (II)» (9. 6. 2019). 91. «Consell de Drets Humans — Grup de Treball sobre la Detenció Arbitrària: Opinió 6/2019 (I)» (9. 6. 2019). 90. «Grup de Treball sobre Detenció Arbitrària de les Nacions Unides sobre els presos polítics a Espanya» (28. 5. 2019). 89. «"Proporcionalitat en el conflicte català" — El Parlament alemany s’ocuparà de Catalunya» (18. 5. 2019). 88. «Les eleccions a Espanya del 28 d’abril del 2019 — un dia fatal per la llibertat, la democràcia, l’estat de dret i la Unió Europea» (6. 5. 2019). 87. «Pot haver-hi morts – El conflicte entre Espanya i Catalunya pot agreujar-se aviat» (25. 4. 2019). 86. «Una fugida de la realitat: Inés Arrimadas» (28. 2. 2019). 85. «Spexit: comença la venjança d'Espanya contra la nació catalana» (12. 2. 2019) 84. «Ningú a la Unió Europea podrà dir que no ho sabia» (10. 2. 2019). 83. «Documentació del judici contra els presos polítics accessible en anglès» (30. 1. 2019). 82. «Bàrbars i mentiders espanyols en el segle XXI» (25. 1. 2019). 81. «Espanya és diferent: jutges subordinats a partits polítics i parcials, en els alts tribunals d’Espanya» (10. 1. 2019). 80. «A Espanya, on la justícia esdevé injustícia …» (2. 1. 2019). 79. «‘La banalización de los delitos de rebelión y sedición’» (30. 12. 2018). 78. «Vaga de fam també de Joaquim Forn i Josep Rull» (3. 12. 2018). 77. «Carta oberta de Jordi Sànchez i Jordi Turull del 1 de desembre del 2018» (2. 12. 2018). 76. «Tractament desigual vergonyós de la qüestió catalana pel Govern Federal d’Alemanya» (13. 10. 2018). 75. «El dret a l'autodeterminació de Catalunya i el Regne d'Espanya» (29. 9. 2018). 74. «El que no s'ajusta s'ajusta tanmateix: la promoció del jutge Pablo Llarena» (23. 9. 2018). 73. «Nou escàndol a Espanya: els continguts del canal de xat oficial dels jutges espanyols són coneguts» (19. 9. 2018). 72. «‘Espanya és una dictadura!’, ‘Llibertat per Catalunya!’, ‘Independència!’, ‘Visca la República!’» (18. 9. 2018). 71. «Ministre d'Afers Exteriors espanyol implicat en contradiccions en una entrevista de la BBC» (16. 9. 2018). 70. «El fals relat de l’inexistent — documentació sobre les mentides de la propaganda espanyola» (20. 8. 2018). 69. «Les inflades quimeres d’un periodista: sobre un article de Michael Ebmeyer a ‘Zeit Online’» (6. 8. 2018). 68. «El critòcrata espanyol Pablo Llarena retira altra vegada ordres europees de detenció» (23. 7. 2018). 67. «Crida Nacional per la República Catalana» (21. 7. 2018). 66. «Les falses acusacions de la injusta ‘justícia’ espanyola» (3. 7. 2018). 65. «La no-decisió sobre l’extradició de Puigdemont reactiva el front alemany» (2. 7. 2018). 64. «Quan s'ha perdut la reputació ... De moment es manté el règim dictatorial espanyol a Catalunya» (21. 5. 2018). 63. «Els dos Presidents de Catalunya i la construcció de la República Catalana» (17. 5. 2018). 62. «Alfred de Zayas, relator independent de l’ONU: 4 preguntes sobre Catalunya» (18. 4. 2018). 61. «‘El dret d'autodeterminació està plenament integrat en l'ordenament jurídic espanyol’» (17. 4. 2018). 60. «Comunicat dels extreballadors de Diplocat sobre la liquidació de l’entitat» (17. 4. 2018). 59. «‘L’estat espanyol s’està comportant com un règim repressiu, hereu d’un passat feixista?’ Sí!» (15. 4. 2018). 58. «Policia alemanya estudia amenaces de Federico Jiménez Losantos contra Alemanya i els alemanys» (10. 4. 2018). 57. «Un expert de l'ONU insta a Espanya a no perseguir càrrecs penals de rebel·lió» (7.4. 2018). 56. «La justícia alemanya no extradirà el president català pel delicte de rebel·lió» (6. 4. 2018). 55. «Carta del President de la Generalitat de Catalunya des de la presó de Neumünster (Alemanya)» (5. 4. 2018). 54. «Ministre Jordi Turull: ‘No hi ha separació de poders a Espanya’» (3. 4. 2018). 53. «Expert independent de l'ONU es pronuncia en contra l’extradició del 130è president català a Espanya» (2. 4. 2018). 52. «L'arrest de Puigdemont a Alemanya: Una descarada mostra de menyspreu pels drets dels individus» (31. 3. 2018). 51. «Entrevista sobre Catalunya a la pàgina web de la revista alemanya ‘stern’» (30. 3. 2018). 50. «El Parlament de Portugal critica en una resolució la suspensió de Drets Humans a Catalunya» (29. 3. 2018). 49. «La veu d'un espanyol decent sobre la vergonya nacional d'Estremera» (28. 3. 2018). 48. «El Comitè de Drets Humans de les Nacions Unides admet la demanda del 130è President de Catalunya» (27. 3. 2018). 47. «Nova petició contra l'extradició del molt honorable 130è President de Catalunya Carles Puigdemont» (26. 3. 2018). 46. «La policia alemanya deté l'actual 130º President de la Generalitat de Catalunya» (25. 3. 2018). 45. «L'autodestrucció d'Espanya continua» (23. 3. 2018). 44. «10 propostes pel camí cap a la llibertat» (14. 3. 2018). 43. «Espanya no podrà subjugar Catalunya permanentment!» (13. 3. 2018). 42. «El Tribunal Europeu dels Drets Humans condemna més una vegada Espanya» (13. 3. 2018). 41. «El règim espanyol dirigit per Mariano Rajoy planeja una nova vulneració de la Constitució» (26. 1. 2018). 40. «Les vulneracions dels Drets Humans no s’han d’oblidar! S’hauran de jutjar!» (24. 1. 2018). 39. «‘Espanya té presos polítics i la UE i l’ONU callen’ (Alfred de Zayas, relator independent de l’ONU» (23. 1. 2018). 38. «Sky News ha publicat un nou documental sobre la brutalitat de la policia espanyola l'1-10-2017» (20. 1. 2018). 37. «Rajoy, Sáenz de Santamaría i altres poden acabar davant un tribunal internacional» (14. 1. 2018). 36. «1-Octubre-2017: una vergonya per a Espanya!» (14. 1. 2018). 35. «Oriol Junqueras (vicepresident legítim de la Generalitat de Catalunya): ‘Recuperem les institucions’» (13. 1. 2018). 34. «Associació de Juristes ‛Drets’: ‘Denunciem la violació de drets fonamentals!’» (12. 1. 2018). 33. «Hi haurà aviat un Govern legal i un Govern legítim de Catalunya?» (12. 1. 2018). 32. «The Catalan Process: Sovereignty, Self-Determination and Democracy in the 21st Century» (9. 1. 2018). 31. «Observadors internacionals denuncien irregularitats en les eleccions del 21D» (7. 1. 2018). 30. «Breu resum dels esdeveniments des de setembre fins a desembre de 2017» (7. 1. 2018). 29. «Catalonia’s Legitimate Right to Decide: Paths to Self-determination» (7. 1. 2018). 28. «Carta d’en Jordi Cuixart» (2. 1. 2018). 27. «Pere Grau i Rovira: ‘Pensar l'impensable’» (26. 12. 2017). 26. «Nadala (2017) pels presos polítics catalans» (26. 12. 2017). 25. «Va haver-hi algun frau electoral a favor de Ciutadans?» (24. 12. 2017). 24. «DECLARACIÓ: Crida Europea per a la Democràcia a Catalunya» (24. 12. 2017). 23. «Una nació que ja no es deixa més esclavitzar!» (21. 12. 2017). 22. «Llibertat o submissió: les eleccions iŀlegítimes del 21D i el futur de Catalunya» (21. 12. 2017). 21. «Pere Grau i Rovira: ‘Fita: 60 %’» (19. 12. 2017). 20. «Òmnium Cultural: Violacions dels drets humans pel estat espanyol a Catalunya (2017)» (18. 12. 2017). 19. «Alfred de Zayas: quatre preguntes i quatre respostes sobre Catalunya i Espanya» (18. 12. 2017). 18. «L'ex-líder de Podem Catalunya crida a votar en contra del ‘govern corrupte de Mariano Rajoy’» (17. 12. 2017). 17. «Marta Rovira a Brussel·les: ‘Guanyarem! Visca la República!’» (9. 12. 2017). 16. «Pere Grau i Rovira: ‘Revenja, arbitrarietat i altres “normalitats”’» (6. 12. 2017). 15. «Carta de Jordi Cuixart des de la presó: ‘No caurem en cap tristor col·lectiva’» (5. 12. 2017). 14. «Toni Strubell i Trueta: Carta a Jean-Claude Juncker» (3. 12. 2017). 13. «Com es manipula el dret a Espanya: opinió legal del Prof. Dr. Joan J. Queralt» (17. 11. 2017). 12. «La falsa propaganda d'Espanya: entrevista amb el ministre d'Afers Exteriors d'Espanya Alfonso Dastis» (17. 11. 2018). 11. «Altra carta des de la presó del vice-president del govern legítim de Catalunya» (15. 11. 2017). 10. «Legalitat penal i procés independentista (12. 11. 2017). 9. «Carta des de la presó espanyola del vice-president del govern legítim de Catalunya, Oriol Junqueras» (10. 11. 2017). 8. «Carta des de Bèlgica del president de la Generalitat de Catalunya i de quatre consellers del govern» (9. 11. 2017). 7. «OPEN LETTER TO UPHOLDING THE RULE OF LAW IN THE EUROPEAN UNION» (3. 11. 2017). 6. «UN independent expert urges Spanish Government to reverse decision on Catalan autonomy» (3. 11. 2017). 5. «La desdemocratització d’Espanya ha començat!» (30. 10. 2017). 4. «La República de Catalunya – ha nascut un nou estat europeu» (29. 10. 2017). 3. «Ajuda a Catalunya! Ajuda a Europa!» (24. 10. 2017).2. «El referèndum suec de 2017 (versió catalana)» (18. 10. 2017). 1. «El referèndum suec — una ucronia de l’any 2017» (13. 10. 2017). **************************************************************************  

Prof. Dr. Axel Schönberger
496,171 supporters
Petitioning Boris Johnson MP

Boris: Don’t Betray Future Generations! #NoToNoDeal

The UK’s exit date from the EU is fast approaching, and our new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has promised to take the UK out of the EU by the end of October “do or die” - a promise that’s already caused Cabinet Ministers to resign. If Boris allows this to happen, he is betraying future generations. Not just their opportunities, their futures, their freedoms - but their trust too. Without some kind of a Brexit deal, NHS chiefs have warned they could quickly run out of vital medicines and may have to delay operations for people in need. Supermarkets have spoken out about their concerns for our fresh food supply. Politicians on both sides of the channel have said this would mean a hard border in Ireland. People have started stockpiling because there is so much uncertainty. With this petition, let's demand Boris Johnson safeguards our future by ruling out a no deal Brexit. I run My Life My Say, a youth-led group made up of both Remainers and Leavers who have been fighting to make sure that young people aren’t forgotten when it comes to Brexit. I usually wouldn’t speak up like this but I’m terrified about what No Deal could mean for young people like me. Reports suggest that we’ll lose as much as £108,000 in earnings by 2050 if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal. In the short-term they say it could cost 18 to 21-year-olds £675 a year and 22 to 29-year-olds £830 a year. By the Government’s own impact assessments, leaving without a deal would be disastrous for the future of this country and our everyday lives. It doesn’t have to be this way, and we must find a way to reunite our country.

Mete Coban
367,012 supporters
Petitioning Boris Johnson MP, UK Parliament

Boris Johnson: Protect your citizens abroad!

Did you know that the British Government doesn’t have a legal obligation to protect its citizens abroad? We  didn’t either, until we had our loved ones unjustly stripped of their freedom, and we found out there were no guarantees our Government would help.  As a British citizen, you or your loved one could be away on a holiday, studying, on a business trip, simply visiting friends and family, or even living a happy life of retirement. Suddenly, your life could take a 180 degree turn, your freedom taken away and your human rights violated – just because. Meanwhile, there is no law to make sure that your Government will protect you. They could instead decide to stand by because for example, they don’t want to upset the country where you are being detained.  Right now this is reality for more than 2,000 British citizens, like Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Jagtar Singh Johal, who are currently detained abroad. Over 1,000 of them are being held without a trial. Many have been unfairly convicted; many have been tortured or kept in solitary confinement; many have been deprived of their fundamental human rights – with no access to lawyers, medical care or support from a British embassy.  We are the British Rights Abroad Group (BRAG), a coalition of families of people from across the UK who are currently being unfairly held overseas or who have recently been released.  Our families have had to discover the Government’s lack of commitment to its citizens the hard way.  When our family members were unfairly imprisoned the British government stood (and in some cases continues to stand) passively by, until we started speaking out and using public pressure to make them take action. In some countries, like Germany, there are laws that ensure the Government does everything it can to protect their citizens in cases like ours. A law like this could have been a life saver for our loved ones. So, we are asking Britain’s new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to lead an initiative in Parliament to make it a law for the British Government and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) – to defend and protect the human rights of Britons abroad. We want to make sure that you and your loved ones won’t have to live what we have been forced to endure.  Please, sign and share this petition to demand that your government does more than what it “can” do and starts doing what it “must” do for your rights to be protected – regardless of who you are or where you are. From: Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and father of Gabriella Ratcliffe Daniela Tejada-Venegas, wife of Matthew Hedges Yemisrach Hailemariam, wife of Andargachew (Andy) Tsege Gurpreet Singh Johal, brother of Jagtar (Jaggi) Singh Johal Yvonne Irving, wife of Billy Irving Founders of British Rights Abroad Group (BRAG)  Follow us on Twitter @UKRightsAbroad #BRAG #BritishRightsAbroadGroup #BritishRightsAbroad *If you or a loved one have been affected by lacking or inappropriate consular assistance by the British Government and would like to join our campaign, please get in touch with us on britishrightsabroadgroup@gmail.com 

British Rights Abroad Group BRAG
263,928 supporters
Petitioning Crown Prosecution Service, Alison Saunders, Boris Johnson MP

Take domestic violence seriously in courts

Last night Manchester Crown Court’s Judge Richard Mansell ruled that he would not jail Mustafa Bashir, a man who made his wife drink bleach and, at one point, struck her over her back with a cricket bat saying: "If I hit you with this bat with my full power then you would be dead." Judge Mansell concluded she was not vulnerable enough because she was "an intelligent woman with a network of friends" and a university degree.The Judge handed out a suspended sentence of 18 months - a punishment which is not enforced unless a further crime is committed during a specified period. What message does this send out to perpetrators of domestic abuse?Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecution at the Crown Prosecution Service needs to take domestic violence seriously. Like Bashir’s partner, I went through hell with my ex, enduring domestic abuse for 18 years. At one point I was shot with a sawn-off shotgun and then beaten. My 16 year old son took his life as a result of this. I also had a network of good friends - does that mean I was not vulnerable enough too? What ignorance by the system.For years I have been saying that judges who deal with these cases don’t fully understand the issue of domestic violence, including the power dynamics of the perpetrator and victim and how it can make you a prisoner in your home - regardless of your network of friends and how intelligent you are.I am actively campaigning in the domestic abuse arena to see that all services listen to the voice of those who have and still are victims/survivors. Sadly we are experts by experience. All Judges should have mandatory domestic abuse training because their lack of knowledge is putting lives at risk, those lives of the vulnerable people.I am calling on the Alison Saunders to agree to meet me, and show that the CPS understands that work needs to be done so that Judge Mansell’s actions are never repeated.

Rachel Williams
221,165 supporters
Petitioning Boris Johnson MP

Stop domestic abuse through the family courts

Last year, by order of the High Court advised by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), my friend’s two high school children were taken by force in the middle of the night from the home of their mother. They were dragged out of her house screaming, put into a police van and taken to live at their father’s house. They were told their reasons for not wanting to see their father weren’t good enough and that they must have a relationship with him.  If this sounds shocking - the truth is that this is happening in the family courts all the time. Just a glance through the comments of this petition will give you an idea. Ever since the children’s Mum left their father, he continued to find ways to exert power and control over her. The kids didn’t want to see their Dad, but with the help of a specialist barrister, that only he could afford, the children ended up being taken in the middle of the night. Children are as much victims of the domestic abuse they see and hear. Many months on, the children write to Cafcass asking for help, describing how miserable they are, begging to be returned to the care of their Mother and demanding their ‘human rights’. They are still not being listened to.The Cafcass website says: "We put children’s needs, wishes and feelings first, making sure that children’s voices are heard at the heart of the family court setting, and that decisions are made in their best interests" But CAFCASS is doing the opposite. These youngsters asked for help. So we did research, asked questions and have received numerous letters describing more Cafcass horror stories where children are not listened to and put at risk by unsafe child contact orders. We also found that the rights of (mainly) women, who are trying to escape abusive relationships, are still not being heard and prioritised. This is despite Family Court rules issued in 2016 which say they must be. Family Court secrecy means that mistakes can go undetected. Concerned parents are often seen as being ‘difficult’ and ‘obstructive’. Then they are forbidden from, and afraid of speaking out!We must stop this happening. The decision makers in the Family Court must be properly trained to spot patterns of domestic abuse and the culture of secrecy must change to being more open.We demand that the Government ensures that in the family courts: Mandatory Training & Education already recommended by Family Court Rules and that this is independently monitored. These rules state:  ‘All members of the Family Court judiciary and Cafcass professionals must undergo mandatory specialist training in the dynamics of domestic abuse, coercive and controlling behaviour, the frequency and nature of post separation abuse, the impact of domestic abuse on children, on parenting and on the mother-child relationship.’ The Rights of Children must always be upheld - no child should ever be subjected to this type of forced removal against their will and then left in distress and without a voice. The voices, wishes and feelings and the human rights of children should be paramount in the decision making of the courts regarding contact arrangements.

Rachel Williams & Teresa Whittaker
205,821 supporters
Petitioning Theresa May MP, Boris Johnson MP, David Gauke MP, jeremy hunt mp

Mass Freedom Rallies; Saturday, July 14, 2018

⚠️MAJOR UPDATES⚠️ ✅ Join the #FreeSpeech Movement - READ MORE. ✅ The Battle For Alfie's Law Continues -  READ MORE. —————————————————- While supporting Alfie's Law is still a supreme priority, we have come to recognize that Alfie and his horrific treatment by the Government is only a symptom of a much greater problem.  Our rights including freedom of speech and the right to self-determination are eroding to a dangerous point. FREE SPEECH UNDER ATTACK WORLDWIDE2017 – The Canadian Government passed Bill C-16 criminalizing the misuse of "gender pronouns."2018 – The European Union passed law 2008/913/JHA in November criminalizing any speech that could be construed as expressions of racism and xenophobia. The time has come to send a strong message throughout the world that we know what the Governments are up to and we will not take it sitting down. WHAT TO DO? It is for this reason that we are officially supporting the "Tommy Robinson March" on July 14th and urging everyone in the UK o be there and to organize worldwide. Q: WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT TOMMY ROBINSON?  A: The rally is not really about Tommy Robinson, but rather about our collective freedoms, which a democratic state and society must defend. The right to treat our children or speak out on any issue close to our hearts is the heart and soul of freedom and democracy. Remember even during the hight of the battle for baby Alfie, the authorities were trying to shut people up.  On Saturday, July 14, 2018 we will all declare what writer Evelyn Beatrice Hal (28 September 1868 – 13 April 1956) so beautifully said: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Save Baby Alfie Evans
190,292 supporters
Petitioning Boris Johnson MP

Launch a public inquiry into the #DeniedMyVote scandal

As soon as voting began on 23 May in the European elections in the UK, it became clear that EU citizens were being turned away at polling stations. This was happening because hundreds of thousands of EU citizens had not completed the supplementary form UC1 that was required (in addition to entering their names on the electoral register) to be able to vote in EU elections in the UK. The reasons for this failure were many and varied but the consequences were the same - voter disenfranchisement and on a massive scale. Some EU citizens never received the form, others received it too late or sent it back but the form was lost by their local Council. Whatever the reason, no form meant no vote, and no vote meant no voice in one of the most important elections Europe has seen this century. Many Britons living abroad who had registered to vote in the UK were similarly disenfranchised because they did not receive their postal vote forms in time. As Founder and CEO of New Europeans none of this came as a surprise. New Europeans had investigated when a similar scandal occurred at the European Parliamentary elections in 2014, and obtained promises form the Electoral Commission that the system would be reformed. We raised the alarm in the middle of April 2019 and pointed out that this problem with the UC1 form which had led to mass disenfranchisement at the European elections in 2014 would lead to the same problems again in 2019.We called on the government to make the UC1 forms available at all polling stations and to send poling cards to all EU citizens, not just those who had completed and returned the UC1 form.  Despite our best efforts, our worst fears were realised. It is possible that up to 2 million EU citizens and many tens of thousands of Britons living abroad may have been denied a vote. A public inquiry is necessary to examine why the government failed to act despite warnings from New Europeans and from the MPs that we mobilised to suport our calls for government to take remedial action. The Government must also explain why failed to put timely and adequate measures in place so that EU citizens could take part in the European elections from January 2019 at the latest when it became clear that such election were a distinct possibility. Democracy is a special gift, and to restrict the franchise in this way, to create barriers to participation and to leave those barriers in place even when it became clear that they could not be overcome in time to allow EU citizen to vote in the European elections is unforgivable. An inquiry could and should find out what went wrong, hold those responsible to account and draw lessons for the future so this never happens again.Never againOne of the key outcomes we want to achieve from our campaign, is a commitment from the Government and from all political parties, that the rights of all EU citizens to vote and to stand as candidates in local elections will be safeguarded if the UK leaves the European Union. These rights include the right to vote and to stand as candidates in elections in the UK to district and city councils, city mayors, police and crime commissioners and to the devolved legislatures. Currently these rights are anchored in UK law, so the Government would have to legislate to remove them. It would be a democratic outrage if having denied the vote to EU citizens in the EU elections through a systematic failure to ensure they were registered to vote, the government then moved to disenfranchise EU citizens from local elections. That is why our campaign for a public inquiry into #DeniedMyVote is also a campaign for guarantees of the franchise for EU citizens going forward. We also want to see the abolition of the 15 year rule which bars UK citizens abroad from voting in the UK after a 15 year absence and measures put in place to improve the delivery of postal ballots to overseas electors. #NeverAgain UK Government urged to guarantee rights of EU citizens to participate in post-Brexit local elections

Roger Casale
148,447 supporters
Keep a fair wind in our sails and save sailing for all the community from DSWC!

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about the Westferry Printworks planning application PA/15/2216 and in particular its potential impacts on sailing conditions in the Millwall Outer Dock. As you are aware a Representation Hearing was held at City Hall on 27 April 2016 where the Deputy Mayor for Policy and Planning, Sir Edward Lister, after hearing representations including those presented on behalf of the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre Trust (DSWCT) and considering the Greater London Authority (GLA) Hearing Report (D&P/3363/03), decided to grant planning permission for the proposed development. In making his decision, the Deputy Mayor delegated authority to his planning officers to secure additional financial mitigation towards the impacts on the sailing conditions in the Dock. This decision was based on the appreciation of the wider planning benefits of the development, but also in recognition of the increased operational costs associated with a new pontoon configuration as set out within your representations. With regards to the additional mitigation, Greater London Authority officers are currently finalising this through further discussions with the applicant and DSWCT. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

4 years ago
Transport for London must publish sexual assault & fraudata for taxi and private hire NOW!

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about fraud and sexual assault crime data. By way of clarification, the data that you refer to is held by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), not Transport for London (TfL). The information shared by the MPS with representatives from the taxi and private hire trades was taken from provisional police data of all sexual assault allegations in the last 12 months made to the police where a taxi or private hire driver is alleged to have been the perpetrator. It also gave an indication of the number of arrests of taxi drivers, as well as licensed and unlicensed private hire drivers. Due to the complexity involved in determining whether confirmed sexual offences were committed by unlicensed or licensed taxi or private hire drivers, or any details of how the victims were approached, the MPS is unable to provide a definitive breakdown of cab-related sexual offences by type of vehicle or driver for reporting or publication. TfL is now working with the MPS and the City of London Police Service to collate and publish the total number of taxi and private hire related sexual offences, which will be published online as soon as possible. TfL has also approached the MPS and City of London Police about publishing the data for fraud offences within the taxi and private hire trades. Discussions with the respective police forces are ongoing before making a decision on whether this data should be released publicly. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

4 years ago
Stop mini holland in Chingford and Highams park.

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about the Waltham Forest Mini-Hollands programme. The Mini-Hollands programme is a key part of the Mayor’s Cycling Vision to achieve 1.5 million cycle trips around London every day by 2026. The significant £30m investment in each of the three Mini-Holland boroughs allows them to create a network of key cycle routes while improving the public realm and town centres. The Mini-Hollands programme is a fantastic opportunity for these boroughs to achieve dramatic change – not just for cyclists, but for everyone who lives and works there. This continues to be the aim for the three schemes that are currently being implemented, including in Waltham Forest and Chingford. In Waltham Forest, although the programme is supported by Transport for London (TfL), responsibility for the development and delivery of the projects that comprise the overall programme rests with the London Borough of Waltham Forest as it is the decision- making authority. However, TfL retains an ongoing oversight role to ensure that Mini-Hollands funded projects are high-quality, deliverable and align with the programme’s objectives and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. Waltham Forest consulted residents extensively on all of their projects, including trial road closures. It circulated 4,000 household surveys and held resident and business workshops and drop-in sessions. As you may be aware, Waltham Forest faced a judicial review regarding the Walthamstow Village project, which found in favour of the borough. The result of this review shows that the consultation exercise was thorough and robust. Statutory consultation has also been undertaken with stakeholders, which included emergency services and disability groups. The results of this consultation showed that only a minority of respondents were opposed to the changes. Waltham Forest is currently developing proposals for Chingford and Highams Park as part of its Mini-Hollands programme. Perception surveys were carried out with local communities in March and April, with design workshops also taking place to inform proposals before a round of public consultation is undertaken in early summer 2016. Public consultation is undertaken over a number of weeks to provide residents the opportunity to express their views on the projects. Consultations are led by Waltham Forest, and further details about the projects are available on the Enjoy Waltham Forest website at www.enjoywalthamforest.co.uk. In order ensure that your voice is heard in the planned consultation you are encouraged to contact Mark Bland, the Programme Manager for the Waltham Forest Mini-Hollands programme. Waltham Forest is directly responsible for the development of projects as well as the consultation and decision-making processes. Mr Bland can be contacted by email at Mark.Bland@walthamforest.gov.uk. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

4 years ago
Get rid of Mini-holland

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about the Waltham Forest Mini-Hollands programme. The Mini-Hollands programme is a key part of the Mayor’s Cycling Vision to achieve 1.5 million cycle trips around London every day by 2026. The significant £30m investment in each of the three Mini-Holland boroughs allows them to create a network of key cycle routes while improving the public realm and town centres. The Mini-Hollands programme is a fantastic opportunity for these boroughs to achieve dramatic change – not just for cyclists, but for everyone who lives and works there. This continues to be the aim for the three schemes that are currently being implemented. In Waltham Forest, although the programme is supported by Transport for London (TfL), responsibility for the development and delivery of the projects that comprise the overall programme rests with the London Borough of Waltham Forest as it is the decision- making authority. However, TfL retains an ongoing oversight role to ensure that Mini-Hollands funded projects are high-quality, deliverable and align with the programme’s objectives and the Mayor’s Transport Strategy. Waltham Forest consulted residents extensively on all of their projects, including trial road closures. It circulated 4,000 household surveys and held resident and business workshops and drop-in sessions. As you may be aware, Waltham Forest faced a judicial review regarding the Walthamstow Village project, which found in favour of the borough. The result of this review shows that the consultation exercise was thorough and robust. Statutory consultation has also been undertaken with stakeholders, which included emergency services and disability groups. The results of this consultation showed that only a minority of respondents were opposed to the changes. Turning to your idea of dedicating the pavement on one side of the road to cyclists and the pavement on the other side to pedestrians, this may have unforeseen impacts, including businesses on one side not attracting the same amount of customers as the other. On this occasion it may not be possible to take your idea forward but Waltham Forest welcomes all ideas. The Programme Manager for the Waltham Forest Mini-Hollands programme is Mark Bland and he can be contacted by email at Mark.Bland@walthamforest.gov.uk. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

4 years ago
Let Students Express Themselves!

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about letting pupils express themselves through dress. The Mayor is a big supporter of encouraging young people in London to explore their identities and build confidence and commends your work to promote student views. If you want to find out more about why some schools have uniform policies, and how you can work with your school about theirs, this guidance from the Department for Education may be useful www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-uniform. Whilst the Mayor does not have any authority to influence individual school uniform policies, his education and youth team does work with schools across London to see how programmes and teacher training can support young people to develop their confidence and express themselves. The Peer Outreach Workers and Lynk Up Crew are groups of young people who work with the Mayor to address issues facing young Londoners. If you are interested in getting involved you can find out more on the City Hall website at: www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/education-and-youth/peer-outreach-team. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Unit Greater London Authority

4 years ago
PRIVATE HIRE SHOULD PAY CONGESTION CHARGE IN LONDON

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about the number of private hire vehicles (PHVs) on London’s streets. The Mayor agrees with petitioners that more must be done to tackle the growing number of PHVs in central London. These vehicles are significantly contributing to a number of challenges, including increased motor traffic congestion, illegal parking and poor air quality. Currently, if an applicant meets the statutory eligibility criteria, Transport for London (TfL) is legally obliged to issue a licence. The Mayor has been in discussions with the Government to provide further legislative powers to TfL to cap the total number of PHVs in London. The Government has been reluctant to pursue such legislation. Petitioners may be pleased to know that, as an alternative measure, the Mayor has instructed TfL to look into the impact and feasibility of removing the Congestion Charge exemption for PHVs in central London, as suggested by petitioners. Following TfL Board approval, new operator licence types will also be introduced to minimise the number of PHVs on the road. These new licence types will account for larger operators, who will be charged more to cover the extra licensing and compliance costs to TfL, while encouraging operators to be as efficient as possible. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Unit Greater London Authority

4 years ago
A Bakerloo Line extension into South East London via Peckham Rye to Lewisham.

Dear Petitioners Thank you for your petition in support of a Bakerloo line extension in south-east London, via Peckham Rye to Lewisham. The option for a Bakerloo line extension was considered as part of an assessment process for the Bakerloo line extension that Transport for London (TfL) carried out in 2015. The Options Assessment Report was published in January and is available to view on TfL’s website at: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/tube/bakerloo-extension. TfL is currently looking to develop an extension to Lewisham, via the Old Kent Road and New Cross Gate, to support new housing opportunities presented by the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area. The next steps will allow TfL to safeguard any land required in the future, ensuring that construction can start should the necessary consent and funding be secured. A second phase of the extension, which goes further into south east London, to Catford and beyond, will be further considered. This has the potential to improve public transport access in south-east London beyond Lewisham. The report also looked at the route alignment suggested in your petition. It concluded that the alternative route option via Peckham Rye would cost more, have a longer journey time, and enable lower levels of new development. TfL will also be working with other parties such as Network Rail on long-term efforts to improve rail services, including in South East London. You may have seen that the Mayor and Secretary of State for Transport recently published proposals to increase the role that TfL plays in rail services in London, building on the success of the London Overground. You can find out more in A new approach to rail passenger services in London and the South East, which is available through the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/493754/dft-tfl-rail-prospectus.pdf. Thank you again for your petition. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

4 years ago
Review of disability benefit to include long term and terminal illnesses

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about a review of disability benefit to include long term and terminal illnesses. The Mayor of London is committed to the challenge of creating a fairer and more cohesive society for current and future generations of Londoners. The GLA works to minimise disadvantage, maximise opportunity, and ensure equal treatment for all Londoners through its Equalities strategies and the London Health Board. Some of our work with disabled Londoners includes: regular engagement meetings with deaf and disabled organisations to ensure effective input into areas including transport, health services, housing and London’s built environment. Further information can be found here: https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/communities/communities-london-how-were-improving-equality/deaf-and-disabled-communities. The Mayor of London’s powers do not extend to welfare reform, which is a matter for national government. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Unit Greater London Authority

4 years ago
Rename Olympic Stadium to Payet Arena

Dear Petitioner Thank you for the petition submitted on the change.org website about renaming the former Olympic Stadium. The former Olympic Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a multi-use venue, and whilst West Ham United’s tenancy will help to secure a long-term future for the venue, the Stadium itself remains a public asset and does not belong to the Club. UK Athletics are also a tenant and events have already been scheduled for this year, including the London Anniversary Games and a sold out AC/DC concert. The Stadium is a public asset, and is owned by E20 (a joint venture between London Legacy Development Corporation and the London Borough of Newham). E20 want to ensure the best possible deal for the taxpayer and are seeking a naming rights partner; E20 expect to receive significant income from a naming rights deal which in addition to concessionaires and events will also help to secure the long-term financial sustainability of the venue. For this reason, the naming of the Stadium will be dependent on a suitable and appropriate naming rights partner. Yours sincerely Public Liaison Officer Greater London Authority

4 years ago