Petition to Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Lisa Nandy MP, Yvonne Fovargue MP
Initiate a referendum in Borough of Wigan and its townships on our continued membership of Greater Manchester/GMCA and strengthen our links to Lancashire.
Wigan’s links with the County of Lancashire are historic. This applies to all towns administered by the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, namely - Ince, Ashton, Golborne, Leigh, Standish, Orrell, Tyldesley, Atherton and Hindley. Since the formation of Greater Manchester in 1974 to this date our links to Lancashire are becoming weakened some would say broken by our continued association with Greater Manchester. Wigan, Leigh, Ashton, Ince, Standish, Golborne, Atherton, Tyldesley, Orrell and Hindley are not in or do not form a part of Manchester. They all form part of the historic County of Lancashire. The people of ALL towns in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan have never been consulted as to whether they want their links to Lancashire weakened/broken at the same time our ties to Greater Manchester strengthened to such an extent Wigan/Borough of Wigan will have imposed on it a Greater Manchester Mayor. This Mayor will become known as the Mayor of Manchester. We want Wigan Council and our elected politicians to respect tradition, our heritage and strengthen our links to Lancashire. Therefore we ask Wigan Council to :- Conduct an immediate referendum on Wigan’s/Borough of Wigan’s and its townships continued membership of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (in or out). Review Wigan’s/Borough of Wigan’s and its townships links to the County of Lancashire. To produce reports to Councillor’s and MP’s outlining all ways these links to Lancashire can be strengthened and to liaise with residents, local groups and the Association of British Counties to ensure tradition and heritage are respected and correctly promoted.
Petition to Julie Payette
START A CANADIAN REFERENDUM TO GET TRUDEAU OUT, PROTECT CANADA AND ITS CANADIANS!
The Liberal government under Justin Trudeau's leadership does not represent the interests of Canadians. Through the conquest of neofeminism in parliament, the Trudeau government has ignored Canada as a nation of itself. "We are here a nation, composed of the most heterogeneous elements–Protestants and Catholics, English, French, German, Irish, Scotch, every one, let it be remembered, with his traditions, with his prejudices. In each of these conflicting antagonistic elements, however, there is a common spot of patriotism, and the only true policy is that which reaches that common patriotism and makes it vibrate in all toward common ends and common aspirations." – Wilfrid Laurier The Trudeau government is becoming a reckless dictatorship that does not represent the interests of Canadians, nor do they provide legitimate responses to the opposition parties and media that seeks to keep their power in check! This government plans to:-put Canadians into a deeper trench of deficits.-compromise the security of Canadians by reintegration of ISIS members into Canadian society.-displace Canadians from homes due to the heavy carbon tax and rising utility bills.-allocate most of Canadian tax-payer's money into immigrants and foreign affairs, including PM Trudeau and his family's vacation trips across the world.-refusal to support our Canadian veterans, because "they're asking for more than what we can give right now" but we're not giving enough to immigrants and attempts to reintegration of ISIS members.-inability to consult Canadians about drastic decisions, including changes to our beloved Canadian national anthem, M103, Omar Khadr's $10 million payment.-spending $200 million on processing ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSERS. In general, the Trudeau government has kept no promises from his electoral platform. Trudeau has constantly lied to Canadians and their representatives, violated the federal ethic laws, and he continues to work against Canadian interest. The only promise he has kept is appointing INEXPERIENCED, and UNQUALIFIED individuals into his cabinet, on the mere basis that they are women or Muslims. We support our beloved Canada, as a country of diversity that embraces all cultures. Though we accept others from nations of poverty or war, we are not a No Man's Land, where our Canadian people mean nothing and immigrants come in without security screening. We are not a country of feminism, but the multicultural country of CANADA! We are the proud Canadian citizens and demanding a REFERENDUM TO SHOW THAT CANADIANS WANT TRUDEAU OUT! THIS GOVERNMENT HAS NO ACCOUNTABILITY NOR ALLEGIANCE TO CANADA. A nation without borders is not a nation. "Let them look to the past, but let them also look to the future; let them look to the land of their ancestors, but let them look also to the land of their children." – Wilfrid Laurier Please join the cross-Canada protest at the city halls across Canada. APRIL 2, 2018, 12PM.
Petition to House of Commons
Stop an unconstitutional and undemocratic second referendum
23 June 2016 saw the largest ever democratic exercise in our country , in the referendum on our E.U. membership. It was a hard and divisive process, made on a complex subject with the incomplete information on all sides which, rightly or wrongly, is a part of the imperfect democracy we live in. This is the same for every election in recent times. Despite this, the result was a clear and unequivocal instruction to leave, not do a deal; not negotiate and not delay or wait for further information, we said ‘leave the EU’. Those who voted leave were as intelligent; informed ; passionate and principled as those who voted remain and have no less right to see the decision implemented. Our democratic system then allowed for a legal challenge which established sovereignty of our parliament in the matter in triggering article 50 in response to the instruction given by the electorate. Parliament then voted overwhelmingly to proceed. This clearly demonstrates that it is ultimately parliaments decision, albeit one instructed by the electorate. The result is as valid a decision as any general election and although we should always have the right to decide, it would be as much of a nonsense to make the same vote, on the same facts again (facts which remain unchanged), as it would to demand a re-run of any election result because one party made some unproven claim; disputed assessment or wrong prediction. Our system, rightly, allows for the democratic outcome to be delivered before we review any electoral mandate. Democracies work by decisions being made by the electorate, and those decisions then being delivered by its representatives. For this reason there MUST NOT be a second referendum. To do so would: 1. Overturn the now re-established sovereignty of our parliament, establishing referenda as a replacement for representative, parliamentary democracy. 2. Potentially create a range of absurd situations, each of which would lead to further chaos. 3. Disenfranchise those who voted leave and won, with the consequential loss of faith in our democracy. 4. Allow our parliament to entirely abdicate their absolute responsibilities in delivering on the referendum result . 5. Whatever the outcome, our negotiating position with E.U. would be irrevocably damaged. We the undersigned demand that our parliament deliver on the referendum result, as in their manifesto commitments and the profound obligation they have to us, and in no circumstances allow a second referendum on EU membership .
Petition to David Lidington MP, Jeremy Wright MP
Stop lies in political advertising ahead of a 2nd referendum or snap general election
Problem On the 23rd March many people marched to demand a second referendum. However, as many people now know somehow political advertising is currently free to make wild and unsubstantiated claims. We urgently need you to support our campaign to change this – especially as is does seem possible that there may be a second referendum or snap general election over the next few months. The reason for this is that unlike ads for consumer products, shockingly, campaign material in the UK is not regulated. There’s nowhere to complain to if you come across a dishonest political ad. And with no regulator or body responsible, nobody has the power to remove or give penalties out for political advertising that is misleading. Since we launched in May last year we’ve made significant progress in our campaign. The Chair of the Disinformation & “Fake News’ Inquiry asked late last year for a political ad code including all the 4 points in our plan. The report from the Inquiry also had 2 of our points directly included in their recommendations. It also has a recommendation calling for a “comprehensive review of the current rules and regulations” surrounding political advertising. The Government can ignore the report’s recommendations which has happened frequently with previous reports. Sign this petition to show you demand a positive response to the report’s recommendations. Solution We’ve 4 mutually reinforcing points in our plan. We’ve chosen them as we think they are all both very hard to argue with (so easier to get consensus around) and that they will also have a significant impact. 1. Require all objective factual claims used in political adverts to be substantiated2. Give an existing body the power to regulate political advertising content or create a new one to do so3. Legislate so that all paid-for political adverts can be viewed by the public on a single searchable website (so groups can’t hide dishonest ads from anybody)4. Require political advertisers to carry an imprint or watermark to show the sponsor of the advert You can read more about what we are proposing here. https://reformpoliticaladvertising.org/background/ Thanks for signing this petition now. Personal story Benedict Pringle has run the website politicaladvertising.co.uk for over 10 years and Alex Tait has worked in marketing departments for some of the UK’s biggest companies. They both noticed that in recent elections and referenda more groups were creating more political adverts more often. In the pre-digital era there were relatively few political adverts and it was possible for the media to hold politicians to account for their claims. Whilst a lack of regulation in political advertising would occasionally cause problems, the scale of the issue was small. However the huge growth in social and digital media has meant that many more people are trying to impact the result of elections and it is impossible for the media to be able to hold even a small proportion of actors to account for their claims. Both Alex and Benedict feel that lies in political advertising are contributing to a degradation in political debate, a perpetuation of “fake news” and a decline in the legitimacy of democratic decision-making. Together they founded the Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising. It started in the ad industry but now includes citizens, businesses and not for profits that believe that the open and honest debate of issues facing our country is fundamental to our democracy and who want to reform political advertising legislation to help maintain it.
Petition to Theresa May MP, Conservative Party, Conservative party
Teresa May needs to resign NOW!
Quite frankly, Theresa May has been a horrendous prime minister. Her cabinet can barely negotiate themselves out of a paper bag. We need a new prime minister and a better deal that doesn't grant everything the EU wants. What's the point of Brexit if we're effectively just accepting the terms of the EU without any benefits of remaining in the EU? Don't get me wrong, I lean conservative (although I was in support of remain) but even I have to admit that Theresa has been a unmitigated disaster. She doesn't care about people in this country - if you remember, she didn't even turn up to the debates because she didn't care. She should resign.
Petition to Theresa May
Allow another European Union Membership Referendum
In June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU with a majority vote of 51.9%. We believe that the public deserves a second chance to evaluate this decision because of the political discoveries made about the "leave" campaign and the difficulties our country has already faced because of this decision. As a youngadult, who at the time was not able to vote, it is worrying that me and many of my peers will be affected by this decision for the rest of our lives, through travel, economy and global relations. I want the government to allow a second referendum where we can decide either the terms of the agreement or whether we stay or leave.