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Petition to Jeremy Corbyn MP, Keir Starmer MP, Tom Watson MP, Iain McNicol, Richard Corbett MEP, Baroness Dianne Hayter, Matthew Pennycook MP

Jeremy Corbyn: Please #StopBrexit now.

To: Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition in the UK Parliament Dear Mr Corbyn, We have now passed the half-way point between the Advisory EU Referendum vote in 2016 and the date in March 2019 earmarked by Prime Minister Theresa May for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Our petition is to ask you and your Shadow Cabinet colleagues as a matter of the utmost urgency to stop this unfathomable trajectory towards the ruination of Britain as a forward-looking, great and open nation.  We note with rapidly rising concern that virtually no progress has been made towards the ‘seamless transition’ which, with typical abandon, the Brexiteers promised those who voted to Leave.  Rather, every day brings yet more evidence that leaving the EU will inflict decades of massive, probably irreparable, damage on the United Kingdom.  We are appalled - as you must be - that, via Brexit, Britain stands to lose critical international agencies in science, medicine, banking, law and other fields.  We are horrified by the prospect of systematic long-term threats to food production, health services and other vital parts of the UK’s economic and social infrastructure.  We know that the problems Brexit poses for Eire and Northern Ireland are even more serious still. Increasingly, the evidence (emerging from the Paradise Papers and elsewhere) is that Brexit will benefit only the very wealthy, and not the 'ordinary people' across the country whom Brexit campaigners misled to secure votes for Leave.  That artifice is why currently we see representatives of the fishing industry in North-East England, the agricultural industry in Cornwall, and similar sectors in Wales, asking for special consideration. All these areas voted Leave in 2016, it now transpires against their own interests. And it would appear that the substantial vote in Scotland to Remain is simply ignored. ‘Ordinary people' have every right to feel angry about this massive deception by various wealth owners and influencers who promised huge benefits for all from Brexit, but have been able to deliver nothing beyond their possible future self-interest if the 2019 EU tax protocols are avoided. The most important task now facing Labour is to ameliorate the damage already being inflicted on the UK, including to those who were deceived by Brexiteers.  It is not appropriate to comment on the Referendum choice of these Leave voters. Rather, Labour must now deliver convincing and responsible leadership. The people of Britain deserve the truth as it now emerges, that Brexit is a disastrous idea which must be reversed forthwith. Labour must explain, urgently, that legitimate and/or perceived issues such as immigration cannot in any case be addressed fully by Brexit.  There are better, and decent, ways to cope with these issues; xenophobia is unacceptable. Likewise, our European neighbours deserve a respect and support which has thus far been withheld in the UK-EU ‘negotiations’. The future interests of ordinary British people cannot be served by uncritical acceptance of the 37% vote (of those on this occasion enfranchised), on that day in 2016 and with tragically inadequate information, to support an Advisory EU Referendum option to Leave. This vote must not over-ride the subsequent convincing evidence that Brexit would be a disaster for the UK economy, for jobs, for health services, for food production and for working and human rights in the UK. History will not excuse those who continue to press towards Brexit.  The imperative now is urgently to stop Brexit in a reasoned and dignified manner. We know from the recent statements by Lord Kerr, who wrote it, that Article 50 can be withdrawn. We, the signatories to this petition, are progressive voters who share the ambitions for fairness and equality which the Labour Party represents.  In the interests of the many, not the few, we ask you Mr Corbyn, as Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition, to secure in a politically apposite manner the withdrawal of Article 50. The United Kingdom must remain in the European Union. This is a matter of extreme importance and urgency. Thank you.                                                   ~ ~ ~ Further info, see eg: Stronger in Europe - No to #Brexit, (Facebook page) Twitter accounts with the tag #FBPE (#FollowBackProEU, eg: @Hilary4RemaIN #FBPE)  (tag for posts on this petition: #TellJeremyStopBrexit) Stop #Brexit website page for news etc  

Hilary Burrage
19,600 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to BBC

MEDIA MAKE THAT CHANGE.EMBRACE ALL PHYSICAL DIFFERENCES WITHIN TV ADVERTISING AND FILMS.

I have the most wonderful, beautiful, soulful, sweet and kind hearted little boy. He was born with a pre-cancerous birth mark named; Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. Through personal choicen of medical advice, we decided to have this removed from a young age due to medical implications that could occur further on down the line such as a 50% chance of cancer. However, we knew this would result in other implications such as heavy post scarring. This was never an issue for us. We should embrace brave individuals who deserve every credit for their beauty inside and outside. Nicholas is proof and so many other inspirational individuals are proof, you have to embrace who you are and show people that you are an individual, a human, someone special with a beautiful difference.  I have a lot of respect for Kinder and other advertising companies apart of this process, for not editing Nicholas' scars out and to embrace who he is as a person and who he represents.  When Nicholas was born, we were disappointed by how little companies were representative of difference within society.  This disheartened me.One especially being a major Babies and Childrens Company that is famous all over the world for their brand.I was told that Nicholas was a minority .This was very hurtful and harmful to me which left me feeling very confused how such a cruel thing could be said by this Major Company.I still have the email to prove how far we have come!how little they have done!  Despite this, this is a step in the right direction for society, yes we have a long way to go but this is proof that NOTHING is impossible and NOTHING should stop you from striving for change and making a difference. We need to embrace the person on what they achieve ie. Nicholas art,songs tell his story .He is an Diana Charity Award anti-bullying ambassador.He has had positive attention from Duke and Duchess of Cambridges delight,Her Majesty the Queens pleased the list goes on! What I find lacking in society is equality. Equality to embrace everybody, regardless of any difference, we are all human and perfect in our own ways. I am calling on the community to accept any difference someone has in society, whether it be within the advertising media.  We may all look different but we all have talent. Why should we be defined by the way we look? Why should we be dictated to what is the stereotypical beauty?  Our differences are evidence of the journeys we have been through in life.We all have talents, we all have unique experiences.  - My son embraced his beauty last year for a Self-Portrait competition, which would see him appear on the world famous Kinder Chocolate packs. He looked in the mirror and drew himself, drawing his facial scarrs, which are evidence of his strength and beauty. He is considered to have a 'disfigurement' but I like to call it difference because that is what makes him special. Disfigurement is a term I hate to use, as this is what Nicholas is considered to have by many.  I've always been really confused by the negative association of scars and how these are considered to be 'nasty' or 'ugly' like many people reference to and also what many others feel is the perfect look .Well it is not .Embrace all!This should be regualtion and law within all the industries and stop  making children and adults who do have differences feel they are not good enough for this industry.    

Melanie Andrews
128 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to Theresa May MP, Sadiq Khan, Jeremy Corbyn MP

Change the voting age to 16

Hi, my name is Rabiah and I'm a 14 year old student at Southfields Academy. I'm currently working on a Citizenship campaign with my peers Nadija, CJ, Lewis and Tia. We chose this topic because we felt that us young people are the future and we need to express our views in political matters that will affect us one day.  The topic of 16 and 17 year old people being given the right to vote is extremely important. Older generations are being given the responsibility and the right to vote about political matters like education, housing and jobs, yet they don't use their power to help us younger generations and to prepare us for the future in a positive way. Why should we sit quiet and let other people decide our fate for us? When you turn 16, you have a range of legal rights for example: Work full time if you have left school  Be paid the National Minimum Wage for 16-17 year olds Get a National Insurance number Legally consent to having sexual intercourse and having a child If young people have these legal rights to look after themselves then how can they be irresponsible when it comes to matters that affect a whole new generation? If us young people work and pay tax whilst looking after your family etc, then why should young people sit on the side and have no say in where that tax should be spent? The main reason to why there was no debate in Parliament is because the 'concerns about the age of maturity'. If the Government can deem young people at the age of 16 to legally have sexual intercourse and maybe even become a parent, then young people should be deemed old enough to decide issues that greatly affect their life. Lastly, I believe that apathy is the biggest issue facing the UK's political system. Engaging people in elections and referendums and giving them the responsibility to decide what they want is initially a good path in fixing the UK's problems.  I would definitely appreciate people sharing their same concern as me and my group. Please promote my petition and stay updated for any more news from me and my peers.

Rabiah Mohammad
206 supporters