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 Mario Draghi
Mr Draghi, what are you afraid of?
Français - ελληνικά - Deutsch - Español - Italiano Join our campaign to demand that the ECB publish the legal opinion it commissioned on whether its closure of Greece’s banks in 2015 was… legal In 2015, the European Central Bank (ECB) forced Greece’s banks to close as part of the Troika’s attempt to intimidate the newly-elected Greek government into abandoning what it had been voted in to do: renegotiate the country’s public debt, fiscal policy and reform agenda. Following the closure of the banks, capital controls were imposed on Greece. These are still in place, with widespread social and economic costs for its already-ailing economy. We know the ECB commissioned a legal opinion on the legality of those actions. And we want to see that opinion, but the ECB refuses to make it public! The ECB has the exorbitant power to close down a Eurozone country’s banks. Exercising this power with decisions made behind closed doors by unelected officials is inconsistent with European democracy. The least Europeans can expect is access to legal opinions that they have paid for regarding the exercise of the ECB’s power. Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25), Greece’s finance minister at the time, and MEP Fabio de Masi (GUE/NGL), supported by a broad alliance of politicians and academics, have announced they will file a mass freedom of information request to the ECB to get this opinion. DiEM25 is now asking you to support Varoufakis and De Masi’s mass freedom of information request by signing this petition. DiEM25’s campaign is co-sponsored, among many others, by Benoît Hamon (Socialist Party candidate for the Presidency of the French Republic), Katja Kipping (Co-Chair, Die Linke) and Gesine Schwan (twice SPD’s candidate for the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Germany) This campaign is just the beginning of DiEM25’s long struggle for transparency and democracy in Europe. If the ECB denies this request to release #TheGreekFiles, Varoufakis and De Masi will consider all options – including legal action – to make this vital information public. Please sign this petition now and become a signatory of the Varoufakis-DeMasi mass freedom of information request to the European Central Bank! By signing, you are helping us put a simple question to the ECB President Mr Draghi: if you acted legally why don’t you release the legal opinion regarding your actions?
Petition to Marcus Jones
Campaign for a Fair Deal for Dudley
Dudley council has seen its budget cut by £76million since 2010 rising to nearly £100million in 2020. This is a reduction of 20% in spending power compared to just 1% in Surrey, 2% in Buckinghamshire and 5% in Wokingham. We call on the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid to make a special agreement with Dudley Council as he did with Surrey so that we can secure a Fair Deal for Dudley.
Petition to UK Parliament
Re-open empty Army Barracks for Homeless Ex Serviceman
Please everyone sign this. There are ex servicemen on our streets. The Army Barracks are sitting empty not being used! If they open them, they will have a roof over there head somewhere safe to sleep, they can maintain the up keep and anyone suffering with stress disorder can help eachother. No one who served for our country deserves to be failed by the system
Petition to The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP for Bromsgrove, Rt. Hon. Nick Hurd MP
Grant Police Widows Pensions for Life - Don't Make Them Choose Between Future Happiness and Pensions
My husband Colin was a police dog handler and served with the West Midlands Police for 21 years. On Sunday 29th November 1987, he was dispatched with a number of his colleagues to deal with a disturbance; having performed this duty Colin suffered a heart attack and died at the scene – he was 40 years old. At 24 I found myself a widow, and our 4 year old daughter Kelly lost her best friend in the world. In 2001 I was faced with a very difficult decision: to keep my police widows' pension, or move in with my partner; although I could ill afford to lose the money living apart was becoming intolerable. Our financial lives have been a roller coaster ride since then but we have been happy. 2006 saw Police Pension Regulations change for new entrants and serving officers eligible to transfer to the new scheme. Should the most awful thing happen, they know that their survivors' benefits are now payable for life, irrespective of whether they remarry or form a new partnership. Changes have also taken place in Northern Ireland: 'Following a change to the Royal Ulster Constabulary Pension Regulations 1988, widows whose widows’ pension ceased on remarriage under the RUC Pension Regulations 1988 will now have their widows pension reinstated from 1 July 2014. For those of us forever overshadowed by the 1987 Police Pension Regulations, we have been told by the government - that in order to make public service pensions affordable for the tax payer, we will not be able to keep our pensions for life should we remarry or cohabit, and those of us who have already chosen love over money will not have our pensions reinstated. They say that the financial cost is too great. I think that you will agree that our husbands have already paid the ultimate price and given value for money in serving and dying within their communities. If you agree, and think that all police widows should keep their pensions for life – then please sign this petition. Thank you. Cathryn L. Hall CathrynHall@outlook.com Update As a direct result of this campaign the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006) were amended; the amendment came into force January 18th 2016. The widows, widowers and civil partners of police officers killed in the line of duty and covered by the 1987 Police Pension Regulations, will now receive their pensions for life if they were in receipt of a special or augmented pension and remained unmarried and were not living with a partner by 1st April 2015. The survivors of firefighters killed on duty will also benefit from these changes. On October 5th 2015 the Scottish Government announced the same amendment to the pensions paid to the survivors of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty in Scotland. Scotland differs from England and Wales in that the survivors who were entitled to a special or augmented pension before they remarried or moved in with a partner - have had their pensions reinstated and back-dated to 1st October 2015. We continue to campaign for parity with the RUC widows in Northern Ireland and lifelong pensions for ALL police widows, widowers and civil partners.
Petition to Cecilia Malmstrom
Fighting causes for migration: Fair trade agreements with East Africa!
DE / EN “Economic refugees” - a term that can be found in many comment sections, but plays down the dramatic situation these refugees are in. They flee because they are unable to feed their children, because they don’t have a roof over their heads, because they cannot pay for medicine. Africans flee due to the devastating effects of poverty, because the Western world has been exploiting the continent for decades. And the next unjust trade deal between the EU and East Africa is already on its way. That is the reason why I started this petition, together with the German organisation “Katholische Arbeitnehmer-Bewegung” (KAB). We demand that EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström stops the new Economic Partnership Agreement with the East African Community and starts establishing fair trade relations instead. My name ist Peter Niedergesäss, I am Secretary of Diocesan at KAB. I recently returned from a 3-week stay in Uganda, dedicated to visiting self-help projects that are endorsed by KAB. This year, the focus of said projects were vegetable, chicken-and dairy projects. The projects have improved the income situation greatly. I am shocked that the EU keeps exploiting African countries. The planned Economic Partnership Agreement enables Europe to export agricultural products, subsidised for the EU common market, to East Africa for dumping prices. Examples of Economic Partnership Agreements with West African countries cause serious concern for East Africa. In Cameroon, yoghurt production is much more affordable with subsidised milk powder from Europe instead of domestic milk. This results in destruction of the local milk industry. In Ghana, chicken cuts like chicken wings are being imported from Europe for throw-away prices. The low-cost competition is destroying local chicken farming. The existence of East African farmers is being jeopardised. Local and regional markets are being crushed. This is how more and more causes for flight come up, and Africans become refugees. Dear Ms Malmström, put a stop to the Economic Partnership Agreement with the East African Community. Fulfil the wishes of the East African Community, as transmitted by Uganda’s president Museveni, and open a dialogue for fair trade deals instead. You need to ensure that East African farmers are not deprived of their existence, that food security and sovereignty of the people are guaranteed. The compliance with human rights by the East African governments and businesses needs to be ensured. Make sure that future trade relations between the EU and Africa contain binding agreements on commerce and sustainable development, including enforceable regulations in favour of enforcement of ILO labour standards, the most important environmental protection regulations and the Paris agreement. During my stay in Uganda, I experienced the lovable and kind nature of the East African people. They should matter to us. If we jeopardise their existence with unjust trade deals, they will soon be standing at our borders. More information on our campaign: www.kab-drs.de
Petition to The Scottish National Party, HUMZA YOUSAF, Kenneth Gibson, Nicola Sturgeon, Stuart McMillan., Jeremy Corbyn MP, Michael Matheson
POST EU & CAL MAC :::
PROGRESSIVE FUNDING ~
CarsTo Dunoon Pier :::
Caledonian MacBrayne are A World Leading Company, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With 199 Years Of Experience, Award Winning, Owned by Us, In The Public Sector, who Expertly Run LifeLine Ferry Services to The Scottish Islands and West Coast of Scotland, and based at Gourock, Inverclyde, Scotland, UK. They are constantly under threat of Process Privatisation, and having to use resourses to defend against the likes of serco, as they are at the moment. Let us not forget what happened at NORTHLINK, Where Serco Unfairly Manipulated Themselves, into preferred bidder status, Taking Advantage, winning the contract, Then the problems started............ Let's Get NORTHLINK back. We are calling for the SNP Government, Nicola, Humza, Fiona and Alex. To Ensure ::: Investment and Expansion of CALEDONIAN MACBRAYNE :::IE ::: EG ::: To Northern Ireland and The EU.::: And a return of Car Carrying to Dunoon Pier. THAT THE TENDERING PROCESS, POST EU, IS NOT NOW REQUIRED, AND THAT THIS NON SENSE IS SCRAPPED./. Scottish Labour Party, Neil, Neil Bibby MSP, David, David Stewart MSP, Highlands and Islands, Support me in this, as well as Jeremy Corbyn, The New Labour Leader. Also The Scottish Daily Record, and Daily Mirror. The Future Is Bright, The Future Is Caledonian MacBrayne~~~ We are building, and have built, and plan, fine ships for Caledonian MacBrayne It is time to further recognise, and praise, All the Brilliant Work put in by the Multi- Award Winners, World Leading Ferry Company. Thank you. Please read The Shetland Times Article on what happened with the Northern Isles Boats, Appalling, Shocking Reading. Thank you Everyone.
Petition to Shri Narendra Damodar Modi, Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh, Shri P. K. Singh
Pension for all Retirees from Steel Authority of India Ltd. should be implemented as/CPSU
Most of the CPSUs have implemented suitable pension schemes for their various units. Unfortunately, SAIL although being a Maharatna Company has not implemented any pension scheme which is hanging fire since many years. Such disparity exists and is un-noticed by the present Govt. is not perceivable. The retired employees are finding difficult to lead a decent life due to the rising prices and lowering of bank interest rates. Many Super Senior Citizens who had joined SAIL as pioneering batches, in the early 50s, have substantially contributed to making these steel plants and brought the organisation to a Maharatna status. However over the years, many of them have died in harness, while awaiting a suitable pension to take care of their needs. It appears there is no one to question the persons responsible for non implementation of a pension scheme in SAIL. Pension is required to take care of basic necessities in the old age. The Honorable Prime Minister is requested to kindly intervene and direct the Steel Ministry and the SAIL Management to finalise and implement the much awaited pension scheme for all the retirees of SAIL. This will provide a great relief to the living lot of senior and super senior citizens who have retired from SAIL.