Permit a debate on the hunger striker, George Rolph
  • Petitioned John Bercow

This petition was delivered to:

John Bercow
Mr Speaker
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

Permit a debate on the hunger striker, George Rolph

    1. Nick MacDonald
    2. Petition by

      Nick MacDonald

      Slough, United Kingdom

A Parliamentary Petition has been denied and it is vital that this matter be debated

To:
John Bercow
THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, Mr Speaker
Permit a debate on the hunger striker, George Rolph

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Why this Petition?

      Nick MacDonald
      Petition organiser

      Somebody asked to be permitted to launch a Parliamentary e-petition but was denied. This was an attempt, by Parliament, to stifle the democratic principle. Well, we will not be silenced! We have the democratic right to be heard and to voice our anger. George Rolph is on a hunger strike in protest at cuts to benefits, The media has, to its collective shame, chosen to ignore this important undertaking being made by George. E-mails and messages to the BBC have been ignored, postings on their Facebook page have been deleted. We are not a revolutionary people, but we do cherish fair play.

    3. LATEST ON PETITION

      Nick MacDonald
      Petition organiser

      We've reached 500 signatures! Keep going for the 1000. Let's flood John Burcow's Inbox. WE WANT THIS DEBATED NOW!

    4. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Chris Satori LANCASTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Because this man has had his benefits restored despite the fact that he is clearly a fraud. Evidently Atos has no interest in proper disability assessment at all.

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    • George Tams PETERBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Now the sick are being murdered! If you don't stand and fight now, then you really are all doomed.

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    • Katharine Lovejoy LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      mentally disordered people have rights, too

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    • Catherine Stonehouse SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I am disabled, so is my daughter and my partner, we worry everyday whether our benefits will be stopped at any time and my partner was denied completely, even though he is too ill to work due to spinal compression, loss of disk fluid and trapped nerves. My daughter is autistic and adhd with severe learning disabilities, and I have so many health issues for my age it's heartbreaking, including arthritis, hemiplegic migraines with parasthesia and paralysis, and nerve damage. So many people are losing there much needed benefits or simply being denied due to the new system, people that need this help so badly as there is no other way to exist. It is very scary not to know your immediate future it causes such undue stress and anxiety. To those that are being denied it is literally a matter of life and death. This is cruel and barbaric and you are only targeting the weak and vulnerable who haven't got the strength to fight back. Shame on you all for the unnecessary deaths you have caused so far, make the changes so we do not lose any more vulnerable people. The cost of benefits for disabled people is not hurting the budget, instead target the wealthy people that don't need to claim and cap the maximum wage or wealth bracket that a claim can be made as is done with other benefits.

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    • Gerald Ward DURHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      because I intend to do the same thing, in fact when they stopped my benefits I took an overdose and intend to do the same again, until i am either listened to or dead, I have actually asked for the Decision Maker to be charged with Manslaughter after my death as it is their decision that will lead to it.

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