Petition to Simon Kirby MP
Stop companies using hidden fees to make unfair profits in foreign exchange
For decades, banks and brokers have overcharged consumers wanting to use their money abroad. Whether for a holiday or to transfer money to friends and family overseas, millions of consumers are being ripped off every year. In 2015 the Government backed TransferWise's campaign to put an end to hidden fees and pledged to stop banks and brokers from using misleading pricing in foreign exchange. We’re closer than ever to making finance fairer for everyone who needs to send money abroad - but we still need your support. We’re calling on you to sign our petition today to tell the Government, regulators and banks that you think hidden fees should be history. Banks and brokers conceal the true cost of transactions by hiding their fees in exchange rate markups. Consumers and SMEs lose over £500,000,000 a year to hidden fees in the UK alone. The system is loaded against consumers. Unaware of the real costs of foreign exchange, and unable to compare the true prices, they are being ripped off. This needs to change. It’s time to stop hidden fees in foreign exchange. You deserve to know what you are paying. International money transfer fees and foreign exchange can and should be transparent. That means: • For every transaction, a clear breakdown of the cost of the service, upfront. • Fair exchange rates - the mid-market rate or at least the publication of the difference between the offered rate and the mid-market rate. • A crackdown on the use of misleading terms such as "free" and "0% commission". Sign our petition today to call upon the Government to deliver their pledge and help us stop hidden fees for good.
Petition to David Cameron MP
Stop Article 50 from being invoked. Last and ONLY option to stop Brexit.
Can the UK government still legally disregard the Brexit vote? The answer is YES. You cannot change the outcome of the referendum or recast your vote but you CAN stop Brexit from being implemented. The actual process of leaving the EU can only happen by invoking Article 50. And YOU can stop it from being invoked. We have ONE #lastchance2remain Here's how. Sign the petition now. It takes 30 seconds to sign. Make this the most significant 30 seconds of your life. How and what will this petition achieve when we already have a referendum? Despite the referendum's outcome, legally, the most important thing that matters NOW is when and whether the government invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. This is the significant “red button”. Once Article 50 is invoked then Brexit does become a matter of reality AND law. This process is IRREVERSIBLE and irrevocable once it starts. BUT invoking the Article 50 is NOT legally mandatory as an outcome of the referendum. The 2011 referendum on electoral reform did have an obligation on the government to legislate in the event of a “yes” vote (the vote was “no” so this did not matter). But NO SUCH provision was included in the EU referendum legislation. However, READ THIS - if you do not force a parliamentary debate by signing this petition the government will have to act on the referendum out of political pressure as that's what the 52% voted. So basically, what happens between NOW and Article 50 notification to EU will be driven by politics and YOUR VOICE. ITS A VERY SMALL WINDOW. 1. Sign the petition NOW . You still have a choice. Exercise it. Costs nothing. 2. Don't stop there. Help it reach 100,000 signatures by sharing on social networks. Make sure you are heard. 3. The Petition will then automatically enter the parliamentary debate despite referendums outcome. 4. We get a chance to make the decision right. It's not fool proof (pun unintended) but it's worth a shot. Sign this petition to STOP Article 50 being invoked. SIGN NOW because time is not on our side. We have only one last window left to reverse this horrendous, historic, epic screw up.
Petition to Către Parlamentul Republicii Moldova, Către Guvernul Republicii Moldova, Către Președintele Republicii Moldova
Întoarceți de la hoți miliardul furat, nu de la noi!
Guvernul Filip vrea ca noi să plătim DUBLU miliardul furat începând cu anul viitor până în 2032. Asta ar înseamna că până și copiii care nici măcar nu s-au născut vor fi intrat deja în datorii cu mult înainte să apară pe lume. Aproximativ șapte generații vor fi impuse să întoarcă miliardul furat de regimul Plahotniuc și complicii săi, iar sigiliul se vrea a fi pus URGENT, ca de obicei, pe ascuns.Prin prezenta, subsemnații se opun categoric transformării miliardelor furate în datorie de stat, refuză să plătească vreun leu, direct sau indirect, pentru a le acoperi, și cer ca TOȚI cei implicați conștient sau inconștient în schema jafului secolului să fie trași la răspundere și să fie impuși să întoarcă neîntârziat miliardul furat din cont propriu. ***În Parlamentul Republicii Moldova se află la ora actuală proiectul legii nr. 257 prezentat de către guvernul nocturn Filip-Plahotniuc, privind emisiunea obligațiunilor de stat în vederea executării de către Ministerul Finanțelor a obligațiunilor de plată derivate din garanțiile de stat nr. 807 din 17.11.2014 și nr. 101 din 01.04.2015 emise de către guvernele Leancă și Gaburici.Formularea sofisticată a actului legislativ în cauză se descifrează, de fapt, foarte simplu și pe înțelesul tuturor: regimul criminal oligarhic a decis ca miliardul furat să fie întors Băncii Naționale de către cetățeni, în condiții insuportabile. Generații întregi de oameni vor fi obligați de jefuitori să întoarcă statului ceea ce au furat ei într-o singură noapte.În mod absolut netransparent, fără consultări cu societatea civilă, Guvernul a înaintat proiectul de lege privind transformarea garanțiilor de stat în datorie internă, cu majorarea semnificativă a sumei (aceasta practic se va dubla) și urmează să fie achitată de contribuabili începând cu anul 2017. Mai mult ca atât, cu o impertinență incomensurabilă, executivul insistă ca Parlamentul să adopte legea respectivă în regim de urgență.Istoricul jafului începe în data de 17 noiembrie 2014, continuând cu 1 aprilie 2015, când cabinetele de miniștri conduse de Leancă si Gaburici, în ședințe secrete, fără consultări cu poporul și societatea civilă, au oferit garanții de stat pentru Banca Națională, vizând credite de un miliard de dolari pentru 3 bănci în scopul acoperirii furtului din sistemul bancar în proporție de 15 % din Produsul Intern Brut al țării.Considerăm că decizia regimului oligarhic de a pune pe umerii contribuabililor jaful comis de o grupare politică de esență criminală, în frunte cu coordonatorul caracatiței – Plahotniuc – și executorul – controversatul afacerist din zona puterii ilegitime, Shor – prin intermediul cărora miliardul din vistieria țării a fost jefuit și ascuns în hăurile paradisurilor fiscale, constituie culmea cinismului și a ticăloșiei.Guvernarea oligarhului Plahotniuc nici nu a încercat să discute aceasta problemă majoră cu poporul, așa cum s-a procedat, de exemplu, în Islanda, unde subiectul similar a fost supus unui referendum. Nu a fost pusă în discuție nici varianta suspendării garanțiilor de stat până la epuizarea tuturor eforturilor privind recuperarea banilor furați, așa cum a procedat Nigeria. Până în prezent, cei vinovați de furtul miliardului nu au fost trași la răspundere, iar societatea nici măcar nu cunoaște dacă în general are loc cu adevărat investigarea fraudei de proporții. Panoul Miliardului promis de Filip nu arată nicidecum felul în care decurge investigația sau cum sunt recuperați banii, ci doar procesul de insolvabilitate și lichidare a celor trei bănci (ex: prin vânzarea patrimoniului acestora, vânzarea creditelor performate altor bănci etc.), adică tot acoperirea unei găuri financiare cu alți bani decât cei furați inițial, exact ca și legea pe care o propun acum Parlamentului. Prin urmare, nu este vorba de „recuperare”, ci de „acoperire”. În plus, tentativa de a pune întreaga vină pe Vladimir Filat nu ține - alături de el trebuie să fie trași la răspundere toți făptașii.Reieșind din cele expuse, chemăm membrii Parlamentului care mai au urme de conștiință să respingă, să nu admită, prin toate mijloacele legale, adoptarea acestei monstruoase legi prin care, de fapt, se realizează încă un furt în valoare de peste un miliard de euro din buzunarele cetățenilorÎn lumina datelor făcute publice recent, este absolut clar că Guvernul, Președinția și membrii Parlamentului din 2014 au fost la curent cu faptul că se produce o hoție de proporții. Nu poate fi vorba despre necunoștință de cauză în cazul acordării garanțiilor de stat. În acest context, cerem retragerea de urgență a proiectului de lege menționat, desecretizarea hotărârii Guvernului Gaburici privind acordarea celei de-a doua garanții, desecretizarea proceselor verbale ale acelor ședințe de Guvern. Solicităm Procuraturii Generale să demareze neîntârziat anchetarea celor care se fac vinovați de inițierea și adoptarea acestor decizii abuzive și nelegitime ale Guvernelor Leancă și Gaburici. În cazul în care actualul Parlament refuză, ca de obicei, să asculte de ce vrea poporul, insistăm ca această petiție să servească drept temei legal și moral pentru Președintele Republicii Moldova (probabil cel nou ales) să declanșeze un referendum prin care să consulte populația vizavi de felul în care vrea ca miliardul furat să fie întors. În plus, imediat după desfășurarea unor noi alegeri parlamentare, solicităm Parlamentului să anuleze neîntârziat această lege, să localizeze și să aducă în vistieria țării miliardul furat, să ancheteze și să trimită pe banca acuzaților toate persoanele implicate în provocarea dezastrului financiar și economic al Republicii Moldova, inclusiv deputații votanți, contrar intereselor poporului, ai legii menționate.
Petition to The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care
CHANGE FOR GASTROPARESIS MEDICATION AND ENTERNAL FEEDING ON THE PBS
Gastroparesis + NSW Government + NO PBS = Difficult times Gastroparesis is an incurable gastric motility disorder in which the function of the stomach is impaired. For myself and many suffers of Gastroparesis the stomach along with the digestive tract no longer process food and many suffers can no longer eat. Myself like so many Gastroparesis suffers, I am feed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via a nasogastric tube, which is attach to a lifesaving machine that injects liquid feeds directly into my bowel at a very slow rate. So why do I need your help? People who suffer from Gastroparesis generally have to cease work, therefore relying on welfare payments. However with the added cost of lifesaving medication and feeds in NSW it is sometimes impossible to make ends meet. Lifesaving feeds and medication for Gastroparesis suffers is not part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in New South Wales. In all other Australian states (excluding NSW) Gastroparesis patients are provided their feeds for free or at heavily discounted price. Why are NSW Gastroparesis sufferers not treated the same? Why does the NSW Government want suffering for Gastroparesis patients to be worse? This needs to change, as Gastroparesis suffers are falling between the gaps and the NSW State Government is letting us down when we’re already feeling beaten. Sign this petition to: Have Gastroparesis associated medication part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme in NSW Have lifesaving feeds provided free like most other states Have medical supplies affordable for sufferers Provide the sufferers of Gastroparesis a better quality of life I will personally deliver this to the Australian Health Minister and lobby this change for all Gastroparesis suffers. No one state is more important than the other. xoxox Charmain
Petition to Sir Oliver Heald MP
Independent Public Enquiry into Hitchin Town Hall & North Hertfordshire Museum
We the Hitchin Public demand the truth from North Herts District Council regarding unanswered questions pertaining to the newly built Hitchin Town Hall & Museum. We are led to believe that there has been an overspend of approximately £2 Million on the project. It is wrong that taxpayers will have to pay for this fiasco. We demand to know how this overspend has been caused. We hope that an Independent Public Enquiry can uncover the truth.
Petition to Justin Trudeau, Bill Morneau, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Chrystia Freeland
Increase Canada's Commitment to International Assistance in Budget 2017
Canada is widely perceived as a caring and generous nation that is eager to share its wealth with the world’s poorest. It would therefore come as a shock to most Canadians to learn that Canada ranks last amongst its global peers in terms of international aid. The world is watching Canada. We cannot turn our backs on the world’s poorest, who are disproportionately women and girls. Canada’s government currently contributes a mere 26 cents for every $100 of gross national income (0.26% of GNI). If the Canadian government continues on this path of minimal global assistance in the 2017 federal budget, it will have the absolute lowest contribution of any Canadian government in the past half century. Canada’s lack of investment in international aid has had a profound human cost. Since 1995, the equivalent of 7,000,000 lives have been attributed to Canada’s reductions in international assistance. If Canada had devoted further resources and money to health initiatives in developing countries around the world, more than half a million innocent lives could have been saved in 2016 alone. UN members have agreed to contributing 0.7% of their Gross National Income to international assistance by 2030. In order to achieve this goal, we are calling on the federal government to increase Canada’s international investments in Budget 2017 by a minimum of 12%. As both Canadians and global citizens, it is our obligation to help those most in need. Canada’s history and identity have been invariably rooted in compassion and generosity. It is vital that we continue this history of benevolence by investing in international aid – the world is counting on us. How many more innocent lives will be lost before Canada regains its reputation as a leader in the international community? Please sign this petition demanding that the Canadian government increase its international aid by at least 12% in the 2017 budget and commit to the UN target of 0.7% of GNI by 2030.
Petition to Hon'ble Union Minister Shri Chaudhary Birender Singh, Shri Narendra Damodar Modi
Pension in Steel Authority of India Ltd. to be implemented in line with other CPSUs.
Most of the CPSUs have implemented suitable pension schemes for their 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. Over the years, some of them have died in harness, while awaiting a suitable pension. It appears there is no one to question the persons responsible for non implementation of a pension scheme in SAIL. 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 SAIL. This will provide a great relief to the living lot of senior and super senior citizens who have retired from SAIL.
Petition to David Cameron
Hold an inquiry into benefit sanctions that killed my brother
My brother, David Clapson, a diabetic ex-soldier, died starving and destitute because he was penalised by the Job Centre for missing a meeting. David had his £71.70 weekly allowance stopped meaning that he couldn’t afford food or electricity. He was penniless, starving and alone. His electricity card was out of credit meaning the fridge where he should have kept his diabetes insulin chilled was not working. Three weeks after his benefits were stopped he died from diabetic ketoacidosis – caused by not taking his insulin. David wasn’t a “scrounger”. He had worked for 29 years; 5 years in the Army – including two years in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, during the height of the troubles – 16 years with British Telecom, eight years with various other companies, and in recent years was a carer for our sick mother. When mum went into a home, David turned to the state for help, receiving benefits while he looked for work and taking unpaid work placements. When he died he had just £3.44 to his name, six tea bags, a tin of soup and an out-of-date can of sardines. A coroner also found he had no food in his stomach. People turn to the state when they are in need - that is what the system is for - a safety net for hard working people like my brother when they need a bit of support. That £71.70 a week was his lifeline. To withhold it from him for missing one meeting is cruel. And the heartbreaking thing is that he was really trying. CVs for job applications were found near David’s body. He had been on work placements, passed his fork lift truck certificate and had been on a computer training course. Like many others I believe that benefits sanctions (penalties by the government for things like missing Jobcentre meetings) are completely out of control and putting those most in need at risk. A million people have been sanctioned in the last year – many of them are extremely vulnerable like my brother was. I want to know how the Department of Work and Pensions can justify welfare sanctions that are driving people to foodbanks and leading to starvation and death. The DWP were aware of my brother’s diabetes and insulin dependency, and, if as they say, they followed procedures and no errors were made, then why did my brother die? Questions need to be asked of how Iain Duncan Smith is justifying benefit sanctions. What is the full impact of these sanctions? Are they working or simply putting the vulnerable further at risk? I don’t want anybody else to die like this. Please sign my petition for a full independent inquiry into the DWP’s sanctions regime.