E Petition

Badgers Still Set to Suffer From a Lack of Democracy

Mark Jones | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Jones

It is difficult to understand why the government would pursue a policy which has been roundly discredited, which will make it extremely unpopular, and which will certainly be disastrous for the public image of farmers.

Female Genital Mutilation Is Child Abuse Too; So Why NO Enquiries About Ignoring It?

Hilary Burrage | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Politics
Hilary Burrage

For the sake of all children, and specifically to halt the hurt to an estimated-average 50 children at risk or victims of female genital mutilation in Britain every day of the entire year, we must demand to know right now exactly who in child safe-guarding is responsible for what.

Don't Let Innocent Victims Suffer Twice

Javed Khan | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Politics
Javed Khan

Getting it right for victims and witnesses should be about putting their needs at the heart of changes, not making proposals which have the potential to abandon them when they are at their most vulnerable.

MPs Denied Debate On NHS BIll E-Petition

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Politics

MPs will not be granted a special debate on the government's controversial health reforms on the floor of the Commons, despite an e-petition calling f...

Babar Ahmad, Extradition and the Rights of British Citizens

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

It is not so much Babar Ahmad's guilt or innocence as his right to a trial within the UK that is at question: something the current US-UK treaty does not seem to permit. Ahmad's extradition looks likely to proceed unless the British government intervenes.

The E-petition Website: Where are the Crime Victims?

Javed Khan | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK Politics
Javed Khan

I wasn't surprised when I took a look at the government's new e-petition website to see the number of petitions to do with the justice system, crime and punishment. From the death penalty, to who decides sentences, the breadth and volume of petitions shows just what an emotive subject our criminal justice system can be.

Death Penalty Debate Shows Plenty Of Life

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK

Nearly 42-years after execution was officially abolished in the UK, and 47 years since Peter Anthony Allen and Gwynne Owen Evans became the last recip...