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democracy

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Started 5 hours ago

Petition to Malcolm Turnbull, The Liberal Party of Australia, Australian Labour Party, Bill Shorten

NO MORE COUPS

This is a petition to stop coups in Australian politics. A coup is when a Prime Minister is ousted by their own party.   We want the person we elect as Prime Minister to remain Prime Minister until voted out by the public. Opinion polls are not the same as the ballot box. There is a reason we don't vote everyday; it is hard to lead when you are constantly campaigning.  We need to eliminate the possibility of a coup; they undermine our democracy. By signing this petition you commit to never vote for a politician who participates in any future coup.   I’m not starting this petition because I like Malcolm Turnbull. I’m not going to vote for him in the next election and I didn’t vote for him last time. So why don’t I want him gone? Because there is something greater than a politician’s job under attack. Our democracy is under attack. This is a call for bipartisan action. Both parties need to work together to stop coups. This is how our system should operate. Instead, the refusal of the centre to work together leaves both parties vulnerable to extreme elements. As an example, Labour is strong on climate and should support Malcolm Turnbull’s emissions target. Instead, Labour is attacking the Prime Minister because he doesn’t have the numbers within his own party to pass an emissions bill... Labour should be working with any Prime Minister who wants to implement an emissions target. Labour members should cross the floor if necessary to keep the PM in power and in turn the PM needs to compromise and work with Labour to pass policies. This petition promises to hold both major parties accountable. Inaction from Labour is the same thing as participation in the coup from the Liberals. Australians are sick of the games; you can end them now or we will vote to end them in next election. Labour and Liberal aren’t the only choices.    

Mitchell Sinclair
14 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to The Rt Hon Graham Brady, The Rt Hon Brandon Lewis

Remove Theresa May from Government and follow the referendum result and manifesto in full

After the last 2 years of clear unfettered lies from our Prime Minister, tying the hands of DExEU and pursuing negotiations with unlimited executive power, along with Olly Robbins, a Civil Servant unaccountable to the electorate, we the undersigned make the request of all Conservative MPs to remove the Prime Minister and Robbins by whatever means is required, and subsequently to install a leader that has the true intentions of delivering on the referendum and our own Manifesto commitments to leave the European Union in full, including but not limited to: Leaving the Single Market and Customs Union - including the CFP and CAP Ending the jurisdiction of the CJEU (ECJ) - including the requirement of ECJ case law to be used in legal considerations To end Freedom of Movement - without setting different quotas or other similar attributes; or to use "mobility" as a backdoor operation by which to continue this To end paying vast sums of money to the EU - including a divorce bill with or without a deal as suggested by Dominic Raab To maintain English Law as the gold standard for commercial legal entities and cases throughout the world To uphold our democracy as the oldest modern democracy on the planet, upon which many parliamentary systems are based Not to push propaganda through the media by collusion with business or other politicians - such as Airbus, et al. To restore faith in the Conservative Party by following through on it and May's commitments since June 2016 that "Brexit means Brexit"; and finally, Not to undermine the strength of will and conviction, or intelligence of the electorate in these matters: the 17.4 million Leave voters, the 70% of the Conservative vote that voted to Leave, and the 67 million+ citizens of the United Kingdom who rely on our institutions to function correctly and properly in accordance with their wishes without renaming any of these things, or using political backhanded tactics as an attempt to bypass the 2017 General Election and the 2016 EU Referendum. Theresa May has single-handedly brought the fall of the faith in democracy, the Conservatives and the UK's place in the world outside the EU. Furthermore, the tactics used by the Cabinet Office since the Chequers meeting have not only undermined commitments made on several occasions (Mansion House, Lancaster House, etc.), but also undermined the intellect, strength and will of the electorate. We, the voters of Leave and Remain, Tory members, supporters, activists, and campaigners, speak on behalf of the majority, and we will not stand by while our democracy is destroyed from within, nor will we allow the People's faith in our beloved institutions to be destroyed so willingly without political consequence. The requests in this petition must be realised in full without any deviation or underhanded tactics which make our democracy appear a sham to the electorate. However we voted since 2016 bears no relevance to this petition, as this issue affects every single one of us. Therefore, we stand together, Tory, Labour, Remain, Leave, voter, non-voter; side-by-side and say to you Graham Brady, Brandon Lewis, and Conservative MPs up and down the country, that we will not tolerate this abuse of executive power to undermine democracy and that the Prime Minister must be replaced with immediate effect.

The Bent Tory
7,058 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Rt Hon Sajid Javid, Bim Afolami, NPCU

To call in Herts County Council planning application for a school on Common Lane, Batford

New Petition started 18th Feb 2018We the undersigned as residents of Hertfordshire petition the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to exercise his right to call in the Hertfordshire County Council planning proposal, reference PL\0866\17 (5/2733-17) for Land East of Common Lane and North of Lower Luton Road, Batford application for construction of a new 6FE school buildings and associated matters. We petition the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to exercise his right because this proposal requires the completely independent review that a call-in would provide. Reasons include: -        Hertfordshire County Council have failed to satisfactorily manage the entire process (from pre-selection to and including the ongoing planning application) -        Conflict of interest and approach within Hertfordshire County Council -        Unusual factors in the application and background, including archaeology and more -        Other issues as listed in a prior petition https://www.change.org/p/hertfordshire-county-council-reconsider-the-decision-to-build-a-new-harpenden-school-on-the-site-east-of-common-lane -        Hertfordshire County Council delayed review/hearing the original petition until after their planning application had been launched. Message from RSRP Don’t let Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) build a new school in a totally inappropriate place. Just £10 from you could get HCC to change their plans. The proposed site on the Lower Luton Road is too far from the areas with greatest need and too close to existing schools. At the very least it will create huge traffic and safety issues, destroy green belt, impact the landscape and endanger a nationally significant archaeological site. If you want the campaign to succeed, please donate now, there's no more time to think about it. Thank you. We must act NOW! There are excellent grounds to successfully challenge HCC … but there are costs involved and a planning decision meeting is imminent (19th February 2018). Just £10 from everyone who either signed a petition or registered their support in some other way will make a big difference as RSRP continue to challenge HCC. Please support RSRP with a small donation (up to £50) on this link - https://www.gofundme.com/rsrpfunds If you feel you can give more please visit the RSRP website http://www.rightschoolrightplace.co.uk/donate.html for other donation options. Thank-you. To find out more about RSRP and the story so far, please visit www.rsrp.co.uk or search for Right School Right Place on Facebook.    

John Hansen
570 supporters