Prove £71 a week is "generous" by living on that for a year
  • Petitioned David Cameron

This petition was delivered to:

UK Prime Minister
David Cameron
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer
George Osborne

Prove £71 a week is "generous" by living on that for a year

    1. Brian McNeil
    2. Petition by

      Brian McNeil

      Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Chancellor George Gideon Osborne, in defending his cuts to the country's benefits system, asserts that the level of support which Jobseeker's Allowance provides, at £71 per week, is "generous".

Alongside his colleague, Iain Duncan Smith, who is being petitioned to prove he can "manage" on £53 a week, we the people of the United Kingdom, call on the government to cap George Osborne's salary at £71 per week. As with IDS, this should be for a period of one year.

Then we'll discuss what is "generous".

To:
David Cameron, UK Prime Minister
George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer
Prove £71 a week is "generous" through the Chancellor living on that for a full year.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Thank you!

      Brian McNeil
      Petition Organizer

      It's great to see the response to this, and more-so to the petition demanding that "complete stunt" Iain Duncan Smith live on £53 a week.

      As you've probably seen, that's how he got to laugh-off a petition signed by 1/3 of a million people.

      But, he can't do the same with a petition on the direct.gov website. At 100,000 signatures, the below petition has to be given an official response from the government.

      http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/47898

      Then we'll see who, or what, is a "complete stunt".

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. #Giro4George - http://tinyurl.com/Giro4George

      Brian McNeil
      Petition Organizer

      Another small milestone. With 1,000 signatories the Giro for George will only cost us 7p each per week. To force a response, the petition needs sent to the PM.
      Unless there's objections, I think George's boss should be asked to make this salary 'saving'.

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. #Giro4George

      Brian McNeil
      Petition Organizer

      The system is broken; it further enriches the already-rich. And, the British people want that fixed. [...] One-in-ten will be comfortably better-off, ...
      ... At least with George's policies.

      Let's make sure he isn't one of them!

    7. Reached 500 signatures
    8. Nearly five hundred

      Brian McNeil
      Petition Organizer

      A modest start. Let's get this snowballing, #GenerousGideon needs to experience a benefits-level income first-hand.

    9. One signature every ten seconds

      Brian McNeil
      Petition Organizer

      George needs to Gideon-up if he's going to catch IDS. Nearly 200,000 want IDS living on £53, a saving of £80,000 a year for taxpayers. At this rate, the cabinet will fund the budget deficit with no need to attack the poor.

    10. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Alan Fawcett STAFFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      because it's about time the milti-millionaire cretins in parliment realised what the real world is like!!

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    • Kara Smith THETFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      Illuminati Puppet

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    • Steven Scully WALLASEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 months ago

      They make bad judgements we have to pay the price and I think thats wrong

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    • dawn macdonald PORTSMOUTH, FRANCE
      • 8 months ago

      competence in the system over slamming the poor

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    • george lane SOUTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      to get the tory scum out!!!

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