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Nick Clegg MP

  • Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Nick Clegg is Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister. He was then elected MP for Sheffield Hallam in 2005, becoming Party Leader in 2007 and Deputy Prime Minister in 2010.


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Petitioning Ed Miliband

Pardon all of the estimated 49,000 men who, like Alan Turing, were convicted of consenting same-sex relations under the British "gross indecency" law (only repealed in 2003), and also all the other men convicted under other UK anti-gay laws.

Each of these 49,000 men deserves the justice and acknowledgment from the British government that this intolerant law brought not only unwarranted shame, but horrific physical and mental damage and lost years of wrongful imprisonment to these men. Alan Turing was pardoned in 2013, but the other estimated 49,000 men deserve the same.

Matthew Breen
640,797 supporters
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Petitioning Nick Clegg MP

Reunite Ashya with his parents!

Ashya is a young boy with stage four cancer. His parents Brett and Naghemeh are being held under arrest in Spain unable to care for Ashya or give him treatment. They have now been denied bail.  I have known the King family for over a year. I've seen how much they love their son Ashya and only want to the best for him. His parents are being wrongly accused of neglect when they were only attempting to get better treatment for their son. Until they are released, his parents will be unable to get the treatment they desire and Ashya will be facing his illness alone. They are not refusing any treatment, just the poor options available to them in the Southampton Hospital.  Ashya is a poorly child who will no doubt be confused and distressed at being separated by from his parents. So as a parent, Mr Cameron please see it your heart to arrange some mercy to be shown for two wonderful parents.  This petition has nothing whatsoever to do with criticising either Hampshire Police or Southampton General Hospital in the handling of this case - it is purely about reuniting the family and ensuring Ashya receives the treatment of his parents preference. ____________ Ashya's family will now be working to get the best possible care for Ashya. Friends of the family have started a fundraising page for anyone that wants to donate, here.

ethan dallas
257,324 supporters
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Petitioning Ed Miliband

Pardon all of the estimated 49,000 men who, like Alan Turing, were convicted of consenting same-sex relations under the British "gross indecency" law (only repealed in 2003), and also all the other men convicted under other UK anti-gay laws.

Each of these 49,000 men deserves the justice and acknowledgment from the British government that this intolerant law brought not only unwarranted shame, but horrific physical and mental damage and lost years of wrongful imprisonment to these men. Alan Turing was pardoned in 2013, but the other estimated 49,000 men deserve the same.

Matthew Breen
640,797 supporters
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Petitioning Nick Clegg MP

UK Party Leaders and Foreign Secretary: Nominate #Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize #Nobel4Malala

On October 9, 2012, 15-year old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in response to her campaign against the destruction of girls schools in Pakistan. In the face of terror, Malala risked her life to speak out for the rights of girls everywhere. Malala's bravery has sparked a global movement and we believe the Nobel Foundation should give her the Nobel Peace Prize. The first step in the process is to get Malala nominated for the prize and only certain people, like a national politician, can do this. That’s why I am asking UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander and the three main party leaders David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband to nominate Malala. Malala doesn’t just represent one young woman, she speaks out for all those who are denied an education purely on the basis of their gender. I am one of those women. I was born in the UK but when I was 16 I was taken out of school, sent to Pakistan and forced into a marriage. While my friends completed their GCSE’s and A-levels I was trapped, afraid of what would happen to me if I resisted. Eventually, I managed to escape back to the UK and when I was 28 I was finally able return to education, but I still think about the years I missed. I also think about all the other girls in our communities today who are in the same situation. I know there are girls like Malala here in the UK.  A Nobel Peace Prize for Malala will send a clear message that the world is watching and will support those who stand up for gender equality and universal human rights, including the right to education for girls. Worldwide support:This is a global campaign, calling on multiple countries to nominate Malala. While Tarek Fatah, the person who started the first 'Nobel Prize for Malala' petition, lives in Canada, almost half the people who have signed the petition come from countries around the world. Now people are setting up this same petition in their own country asking for their political leaders to come together to nominate Malala for the Nobel Prize.  The counter on this petition reflects the cumulative efforts of these petitions from around the world.  If you don’t have a petition in your country yet and you would like to start one, send Tarek a note at Nobel4Malala@gmail.com with your country in the subject line. Twitter Hashtag: #Nobel4Malala Canada Petition: https://www.change.org/MalalaGerman Petition: https://www.change.org/malalaspreisFrench petition: http://www.change.org/nobelpourmalala  

shahida choudhry
299,748 supporters
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Petitioning Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Theresa May, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Nick Clegg MP

Refuse visas for US 'gay cure' preachers & stop the 'Holy Sexuality Conference'

On 21st April The Seventh Day Adventist Church plans to bring three speakers from the US to London to run a 5-day conference 'for people that have struggled with same-sex attraction'. This conference will promote the dangerous view that homosexuality is something to be cured. It should not be allowed to take place in the UK. Speakers include Mike Carducci, Wayne Blakely and Danielle Harrison, who all claim to have been cured of their gay lifestyles and work to encourage others to reject homosexuality. Online videos show Mike Carducci describing gay people as 'sexually defiled'. The US speakers will use the conference to promote the dangerous idea that being gay is something that can be cured, through so-called 'conversion' therapy. The UK Council for Psychotherapy has described conversion theory as abuse. Just last week President Obama called for an end to 'gay conversion therapies', acknowledging the potentially devastating effects on the lives of transgender as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer youth. And Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: 'If anything needs curing, it is the outdated belief that being gay is wrong or something to be ashamed of. Sexuality is not an illness but an inherent part of who you are.' The Government has refused visas for preachers promoting discrimination in the past. Last year the Home Office denied a visa for so-called pick-up artist Julien Blanc to stop him hosting sexist seminars that promoted violence against women. The Government should give the same protection to gay men and women, and deny the organisers of this conference visas. There should be no place in the UK for people to teach that being gay is something that is wrong and should be cured. Please sign & share this petition to stop this 'gay cure' conference.

Omar Kuddus
39,956 supporters
Petitioning BBC, Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sadiq Khan, David Cameron MP, Nick Clegg MP

To stop the airing of the bbc 2 tv programme THE HOUSEWIVES OF ISIS

THE BBC ARE GOING TO AIR A PROGRAMME TITLED HOUSEWIVES OF ISIS ON TUESDAY 10th January 2017 on BBC 2  IT SHOWS WOMEN IN FULL ISLAMIC WEAR AND This is a mockery of the muslim woman and insults those whom are held the highest in Islam ..   Does much need to be said of u have seen the clip  THIS COULD cause people in the street to throw jokes at covering women whom are nothing like this programme shows and could cause various future issues within our communities ..  It also pairs our beautiful religion with bombs and guns. This is an act of terrorism against Muslim women .. Showing them in this light is not safe.  PLEASE ACT NOW AND GET THIS PROGRAM WITHDRAWN FOR THE WOMEN IN ISLAM THAT ARE HERE IN UK  FATHERS MOTHERS SISTERS BROTHERS AUNTIES UNCLES COUSINS WIVES ETC ETC 

Emma Bird
38,930 supporters
Petitioning Criminal cases review, Criminal Cases Review Commission, HM Court & Review, Theresa May MP, David Cameron MP, Boris Johnson MP, Nick Clegg MP, Nicola Sturgeon

JUSTICE FOR PAIGE DOHERTY

John Leathem was sentenced to 27 years in prison for brutally murdering 15 year old Paige Doherty. Leathem plead guilty to inflicting at least 146 injuries on Paige now he wants to appeal his sentence ??  Surely 27 years in prison cannot be reduced! Paige was 15 years old with her full life ahead of her. This man will still be in his 50s upon release! He's already lived more than double of what Paige sadly had!!  The full city of Glasgow & beyond need to see justice for what happened to Paige, her parents and siblings cannot get put through any more torture than they have already been through. DO NOT LET THIS MAN APPEAL!!!! #JUSTICEFORPAIGE

Lisa Blair
10,094 supporters
Victory
Petitioning David Cameron MP

UK Party Leaders and Foreign Secretary: Nominate #Malala for the Nobel Peace Prize #Nobel4Malala

On October 9, 2012, 15-year old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in response to her campaign against the destruction of girls schools in Pakistan. In the face of terror, Malala risked her life to speak out for the rights of girls everywhere. Malala's bravery has sparked a global movement and we believe the Nobel Foundation should give her the Nobel Peace Prize. The first step in the process is to get Malala nominated for the prize and only certain people, like a national politician, can do this. That’s why I am asking UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander and the three main party leaders David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband to nominate Malala. Malala doesn’t just represent one young woman, she speaks out for all those who are denied an education purely on the basis of their gender. I am one of those women. I was born in the UK but when I was 16 I was taken out of school, sent to Pakistan and forced into a marriage. While my friends completed their GCSE’s and A-levels I was trapped, afraid of what would happen to me if I resisted. Eventually, I managed to escape back to the UK and when I was 28 I was finally able return to education, but I still think about the years I missed. I also think about all the other girls in our communities today who are in the same situation. I know there are girls like Malala here in the UK.  A Nobel Peace Prize for Malala will send a clear message that the world is watching and will support those who stand up for gender equality and universal human rights, including the right to education for girls. Worldwide support:This is a global campaign, calling on multiple countries to nominate Malala. While Tarek Fatah, the person who started the first 'Nobel Prize for Malala' petition, lives in Canada, almost half the people who have signed the petition come from countries around the world. Now people are setting up this same petition in their own country asking for their political leaders to come together to nominate Malala for the Nobel Prize.  The counter on this petition reflects the cumulative efforts of these petitions from around the world.  If you don’t have a petition in your country yet and you would like to start one, send Tarek a note at Nobel4Malala@gmail.com with your country in the subject line. Twitter Hashtag: #Nobel4Malala Canada Petition: https://www.change.org/MalalaGerman Petition: https://www.change.org/malalaspreisFrench petition: http://www.change.org/nobelpourmalala

shahida choudhry
299,748 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Secretary of state for health. Jeremy Hunt., Nick Clegg MP, Andy Burnham., Daniel Poulter

Secretary state of health. Jeremy Hunt.: Give more funding for brain tumour research.

Brain tumours are on the increase, and in the last 30/40 years there has been no breakthrough in treatment to prolong life. The outlook of a GBM is grim. People under 40 die of a brain tumour,more than any other cancer. Approx every £100.00 spent on all cancer research, brain tumour research only gets £1.25p.

jo tyrrell
5,115 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Nick Clegg MP, David Cameron MP, International Animal Rescue

The animals abuse and neglect law should be changed for the better!!

Under current law, people who are charged or convicted for animal abuse or neglect have the right to animal ownership taken away from them as an individual, however, Due to flaws in the system, the people have been able to simply pass the animals in to family members or posses them under a name other than their own. Due to recent events showing an increase of animal abuse, the laws that stand in this country are simply not enough in comparison to what is needed in order to stop the act of cruelty. Recently there have been a lot of racehorse cases hitting the news and going viral on social media. It would seem, though, that those animals that are abandoned in fields evade the view of the public eye. This has become palpable in the last month, as multiple foals have died in South Cave. Each foal found has been skeletal. this has become more apparent this year, because a large group of horses have been left in a field all winter, with very little grass and minimum hay, meaning the horses all look emaciated. It is with thanks to the generous locals that the horses now have hay, but unfortunately this has resulted in a reaction making the case very hard to prove. Suddenly with a light being shon over the unknown owner's sins, in a panic of exposure, fresh hay has been placed in the field making them look responsible. Thanks to this, these horses will not be rescued, until yet again, another one perished due to the cruelty pursuid by the nefarious owner, because as far as the rspca are concerned they have food. This isn't good enough, they are clearly neglected and need removing and I will not settle until action is taken! It takes time for horses to become thin it doesn't happen over night. Unfortunately it's the same all over the country. Driving along in your car you often see horses tethered at the side of the road, stick thin and weak...since when is this acceptable? We Live in an era or freedom of speech, the right to vote. But who speaks out for the animals? The ones out of view to the public, the ones we drive by every day on our commute to work by the side of the road with barely a mouthful to chew on! I care enough to try and get the law over turned. Find the goodness in your heart to join me and help those who don't have a voice!

Poppy Denton
2,884 supporters
Reunite Ashya with his parents!

I would just like to let you know that I fully support the campaign to see Ashya King reunited with his parents and my heart goes out to them all. Like any parent, I think it's awful Ashya is in a hospital on his own. It seems to me that Mr and Mrs King are in a state of great anguish and have taken this exceptional step of removing their child from hospital and going elsewhere because that's what they think is right for their child. We can debate whether we think that's right or not but that's clearly their motive and I don't think that kind of motive is the reason why we should be throwing the full force of the law at them. I can assure you I will add my voice to this campaign and do whatever I can to see Ashya reunited with his family. Best wishes, Nick Clegg

3 years ago