Petition to Theresa May MP, Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn MP
48.1% of us said no to Brexit so let's call upon our Government to have another referendum. In nearly 7 months we have already seen the devastation that decision has had on our economy, our attitudes to other cultures and on our trade deals so if this petititon gets enough support we can show the government that we want another referendum in which more than that 48.1% of us will show we want to remain in the EU- let's make our voices heard!
Petition to Theresa May MP, UK Parliament, UK Government
Article 50 - Not in my name
Theresa May has signed the official letter, article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, which formally begins the process of leaving the European Union. For many milllions of people, this appears to be a colossal act of self harm. Theresa May has called for the 'people of the UK' to unite and support Brexit, stating that "Britain will get a good deal". We disagree, there is no deal you can negotiate that can replace what we currently have, because we already have the best deal. Leaving the European Union is completely wrong. A matter this complex should have never been placed in the hands of a referendum, but now we have to struggle on. So, as Theresa May and our despondent, disillusioned government tears us away from our closest neighbours, we must resist. And as May continues to refer to the 48% in her quotes about unity, we must resist. We say NO, Theresa. We do not support your chaotic views, we do not support Brexit and we never will. Brexit. Not in my name. Sign this petition and show Theresa that she is not speaking for you!
Petition to Sir Graham Brady MP, Chairman
1922Committee-A Motion of no Confidence in Mrs May as PM. Replace with Leave MP as Leader
We have no faith in Mrs. May, the current Prime Minister, leading this Country out of the EU. Mrs May has appointed pro EU Civil Servants to 'run the show' rather than the democratically elected MPs. Even with amendments to her White Paper, we believe she is incapable of finalising any negotiations, and by combining a Trade Agreement with Leaving is muddying the waters and is keeping us tied to the EU. Any trade agreement should be kept separate to leaving the EU. The majority of the Electorate voted to Leave in the EU Referendum. We therefore call upon the 1922 Committee to use their influence to put names forward to select a new leader, a MP who campaigned to Leave in the EU Referendum. We do NOT want a General Election but the process of a new leader similar to that which Mrs. May took over from Mr. David Cameron. PETITION In June, 2016, 17.4 million voted to Leave the political construct that is the EU. The Electorate were well aware of their actions and that by voting Leave, it meant leaving the EU in its entirety and reclaiming all Sovereignty and Powers back to the U.K. Any Trade Agreement is a separate element and should be dealt with outside the vote to Leave. Leaving the EU and a Trade Agreement are 2 separate issues and by combining the two, Mrs. May is muddying the waters. It is therefore obligatory in Article 50 that these two elements are kept separated. We leave on 29th March, 2019, fully leave the EU, in its entirety, regardless of a Trade Agreement – leaving the EU in its entirety, should not infringe on any Trade Deal. Any trade arrangement should be negotiated similar to that of any other country. There may be rules attached but not at the expense of our Sovereignty and Powers. Article 50 (2) imposes an obligation on the EU to negotiate and conclude an agreement with the UK (the withdrawing state) setting out the arrangement for its withdrawal taking account of the framework for its future relationships with the EU. Thus the obligation was on the EU to set out its proposals and not the other way around. In fact, it is good commercial negotiating practice, to let the other side go first! Any withdrawal Agreement, which leaves the UK in the Single Market, Customs Union and the ECJ and EU treaties, after the set date, is contrary to and inconsistent with, the decision arrived at by the Referendum decision. In that event, the actions of the Government will be unconstitutional and undemocratic and likely to lead to considerable public unrest. The UK does not require a maintained border with Ireland. If a maintained border is a condition of the EU, then it is up to the EU to install such and maintain at their cost. At no time on the ballot paper, were the words written ‘to include a transitional period’ mentioned. We have no faith in Mrs. May leading this Country out of the EU. Even with amendments to her White Paper, we believe she is incapable of finalising any negotiations and would not be able to continue with the EU, which in any event, will be rejected by them. In her ‘White Paper’, the Prime Minister shows that she has no intention of carrying through with the wishes of the Electorate by leaving the EU in its entirety, but is in fact, cherry picking parts so that the U.K. can remain in the EU. The government’s failure to adequately show that they have prepared for a “no deal” has, without doubt, weakened her hand. It is therefore imperative that a change of Leadership is made now and we can then move forward with a full Brexit. The EU Referendum was final and the vote was taken. We therefore dispute that there is any need for a Second Referendum and in any event, in doing so would undermine the democratic result in 2016. Furthermore, previous actions by Ministers and MPs and previous PMs, whereby the Sovereignty of the U.K. was transferred to a foreign entity without the Consent of the Electorate was ultra vires and unconstitutional. It is not within the powers of MPs to give away Sovereignty without a Referendum by the Electorate. Unless this is corrected under Article 50, those individuals should be held to account, in a court of law, or by the process of impeachment instigated by Referendum of the Electorate. According to the White Paper, it would appear that many aspects will remain ‘aligned’, and under the control of the EU. The security of the Country should be one, if not the, important consideration of any Leader of the U.K. It is imperative therefore that our Armed Forces continue their allegiance to Queen and Country and not the EU. Our Armed Forces are adversely affected by the EU arrangements. Mrs. May wishes to continue, to have our Defence and Security bound by the EU. This not only cannot continue but is unconstitutional and again undermines the democratic vote taken by the Electorate in the 2016 EU Referendum. It is counterproductive for the UK to stay in the new European Defence Fund and EU defence industrial programme because these facilities require UK adherence to EU rules, policies and structures. We would therefore ask all Conservative MPs to vote for a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister had in fact campaigned to Remain in the EU and therefore does not have the right understanding, nor mind set to carry this through correctly. She should be replaced with an MP who campaigned to Leave the EU; therefore allowing that person to carry out their duties in line with the wishes of the majority of the Electorate. We do NOT wish for a General Election but instead a new Conservative Leader, in the manner in which Mrs. May took over from Mr. D. Cameron. This DOES NOT have to involve a General Election, unless MPs are so unwise as to obstruct the process of leaving, and we call upon the 1922 Committee to use its influence to put names forward in order that a new leader may be selected. Failing to do this, would no doubt result in the destruction of the Conservative Party forever! However, there is an elephant in the room. The Electorate, at every General Election, vote for their MP from a political party to represent them in Parliament. However, too much authority and decision making is given to Civil Servants – they are not Masters, the clue is in their name! In this particular case, Mrs. May has delegated most of the negotiations and decisions to a Civil Servant, her ‘top EU Advisor’, Olly Robbins, at the same time by passing the remit given to David Davis, Brexit Secretary. It is well known that Mr. Robbins is very pro EU and in fact, some might say, an EU fanatic. It is obvious that Mr. Robbins is ‘running the show’ together with a like-minded team of Civil Servants; this has been well documented in many papers and on line media as emphasised by recent resignations of Government Ministers. We demand that all Civil Servants are removed from any negotiation in respect of Brexit and replaced with Civil Servants that are able to take their instructions from democratically elected MPs who voted Leave. If this is not possible, perhaps the Government should consider outsourcing the project so that it may be delivered correctly and effectively. To summarise : Replace Mrs. May as Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party with a MP who campaigned to Leave. Remove Oliver Robbins and other pro EU Civil Servants from the EU negotiations. Leave the EU in its entirety and in line with the wishes of the Electorate in the EU Referendum Vote in June, 2016. No maintained border with Ireland Repatriate all Sovereignty and Powers back the U.K. A Trade Agreement and Leaving the EU are two separate issues and should NOT be combined or treated as a whole.
Petition to Theresa May MP, Dominic Raab MP, Jeremy Wright MP, Margot James MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tom Watson MP, Keir Stamer MP, Vince Cable MP, Ian Blackford MP
Let Touring Musicians Travel: Support Musicians Working in the EU Post-Brexit
The Musicians’ Union (MU) is calling on Government and Parliament to introduce a European Union (EU) touring visa for musicians working in the EU post-Brexit. Please sign the petition to show your support! Most musicians and performers rely on touring and performing in the European Union to make a living. Musicians, and other creative and cultural workers, are a distinct workforce with specific needs. Visa and customs rules post-Brexit need to account for that. Any EU touring visa must be affordable, multi-entry and admin-light. Placing costly and resource heavy barriers to that could have a severe impact on working and aspiring musicians – as well as the broader UK music industry. Musicians already have experience with difficult visa systems. It can cost thousands to take a band to the United States, and the cost of fast-track visa processing fees have just gone up 15%. Musicians have voiced their fears that something similar might happen with the European Union, to devastating effect. The visa should cover all EU member states. Musicians visit multiple countries on tour, often jumping across borders on a daily basis, often with very little notice. If every musician has to get a visa and carnet for every country they visit, it will make any work in Europe impossible to schedule regardless of whether they are an emerging band or a world-renowned orchestra. The lack of clarity on the future of musicians working in the EU is already having an impact. MU members are already moving to Europe because they are worried about their future work; to get jobs, to make sure they can get work later, to travel, and to collaborate. It’s also about who we are “Music and the performing arts rely on exchange of ideas and interaction between performers of different nationalities. We love working in the EU and we love artists coming over here. If musicians can't travel easily both ways, our reputation as a country that embraces all arts and culture will be severely damaged. Our members' ability to earn a living will also be severely affected” – Horace Trubridge, MU General Secretary and founder member of Darts Let touring musicians travel Please support an affordable, multi-entry, admin-light touring visa that covers all European Union member states for musicians working in the EU.
Petition to UK Parliament
House of Commons to stand down - new MPs to be elected
The people of the United Kingdom have no confidence in this government or opposition. We want representation and proper debate, not petty party power games. We demand that ALL MPs stand down immediately to be replaced by real candidates in an immediate General Election. We want competent representatives who will act in the in the interests of the nation and their constituents instead of using us as pawns in their own power games.
Petition to Theresa May MP
Change progressive tax to flat tax in the UK
It is unfair that people who earn more should pay at a progressive rate. Even on a standard rate, they already pay more tax, because they have a higher taxable income. Therefore progressive tax rates are a form of double taxation, as higher earners pay tax on more income, and then at a high level. This is further unfair to them since high earners are the least likely group to benefit from much taxpayer-funded activity e.g. welfare Progressive taxation can encourage talented workers who earn high incomes to move overseas to escape the tax system. This can create a “brain drain”. Alternatively, as the marginal benefit of extra work falls, they may be less keen to spend more time on it, negatively impacting productivity overall.the word "fair" is the treatment of all equally. Democracy has allowed the legalization of theft (equalization) through progressive taxation. Should we base our dinner bills at restaurants on your ability to pay? Maybe have everyone bring their bank statements and the wealthiest pay the majority of the bill. Our basic teaching in primary school is based on equal treatment and fairness not progressive theory. Billy doesn't get a longer turn on the swings because he is 3 inches taller than Sally. The progressive theory is built on the moral ground that somehow the wealthy have become wealthy through some sort of immoral means. Which brings us to the definition of wealthy. Who defines what is considered wealthy? Those setting the rules/legislation have the most to gain from unfair practices based on what brings in the most taxes not what is fair treatment of all. Do the politicians lower their wages during hard times or lower GDP? Ask one group if the cost for something they need should be paid for by another group and the answer will generally be yes, but ask all to pay for a tax increase and a lot more consideration will be taken. Having a flat tax still ensures progressive amounts in the coffers but ensures all pay attention when a new program is offered at a tax increase. My aim is to bring justice and equality to taxpayers all over the UK
Petition to UK Parliament, Lord Ken Clarke, Martin Wolf, Baroness Glenys Thornton, John McDonnell
Petition UK Parliament to revoke Article 50 and STOP Brexit!
Leaving the EU could mean: 1. Renegotiating at least 700 trade agreements with 27 nations, which is impossible 2. Risking the loss of Northern Ireland and Scotland, and the break up of the UK - something two world wars with Germany failed to do 3. If leaving the EU is such a good idea, how come Germany doesn't want to leave? 4. Losing at least half of the Financial organizations in London to the detriment of tax credits to the UK outside of London as much as GB65billion. 5. Wales will lose its EU subsidies and will suffer since it has also lost its coal mines and steel industry. 6. Loss of EU students coming to UK and UK young unable to benefit from easy acceptance at EU Universities 7. Encouragement of racism as UK loses talented EU citizens. 8. Alienating the 5 million UK citizens who live abroad with the possibility they will return to UK and placing increased stress on the NHS 9. Allows liars such as Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage (their red bus for instance) to escape any ethical judgement of their unpatriotic acts
Petition to Theresa May MP
Reject a second referendum to leave the EU
It's not fair, Labour thinks that it's OK to try and push for a second referendum to leave the EU. The British public have already spoken and we need to stay the course. It's not right, that the Labour party, just because they don't like the results, think it's OK to go against millions of people's votes and try to change the outcome!! Does that mean every time we vote to do something and certain political figures don't like the outcome, that it's OK to hold another vote? Because what is the point in having a vote in the first place if politicians are just going to change the outcome, or try to change the outcome, if they don't like the result? We need to stay the course and go ahead with Brexit, so that we, as a great nation, can become independent. Please help and share so we can stop the Labour party from going against millions of people's votes. I was a Labour supporters, but no longer. We cannot trust a party who goes against the British people's decision.