E Petitions

Government Rejects Extending Meningitis Vaccine After 810,000 Sign E-Petition

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics

Warning: People may find the photos below extremely graphic. The Government has rejected calls for the meningitis B vaccine to be prescribed to al...

Pie-Gate: Petition Calls To Make It A Crime To Pass Off Casseroles With Pastry Lids As Pies

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Comedy

A petition demanding the criminal prosecution of people wrongly describing casseroles with pastry lids as pies is gathering pace. The online docum...

'Three Angels Of Woolwich' Petition Gains 60,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

An online petition calling for three women dubbed the "Angels of Woolwich" to be awarded bravery medals for their actions following the murder of Drum...

Kurdish Genocide E-Petition Vs British Parliament

Laween Atroshi | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Laween Atroshi

It is no secret that Kurdistan has become wealthy, and that they are developing rapidly with a modern outlook on life. However, this does not mean that the Kurds must neglect their past, and not seek justice for the crimes that were committed against them under the Ba'aath party regime.

Twitter Should Not Be a Realm Beyond the Law

Mohammed Ansar | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Tech
Mohammed Ansar

In this lawless, wild west of a social networking landscape, it's a vital public service that individuals pursue claims for the sake of society as a whole and to send a clear message to others. We have a moral duty beyond ourselves.

Badger Campaigners Could Trigger Commons Debate On Cull

PA | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

More than 100,000 people have signed a petition against a cull of badgers to tackle tuberculosis in cattle, in a bid to prompt a parliamentary debate ...

Anorexia Victim Calls For Ban On Airbrushing In Adverts

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

Eating disorder charity B-eat has backed an anorexia sufferer's call to ban airbrushed photos of models in magazines. Rachael Johnston, a 20-year-o...

E-petitions Show Britain is no Hotbed of Angry Reactionaries

Stuart Bonar | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Politics
Stuart Bonar

When the new e-petitions system went live all the talk was of the return of the death penalty. Those of us of a more liberal mindset braced ourselves for an outpouring of the most reactionary, kneejerk populism imaginable.

MPs Debate Demand For Hillsborough Documents

PA | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK Politics

A demand for full disclosure of government documents relating to the Hillsborough disaster is to be debated by MPs. The House of Comm...

MPs To Debate Riots E-petition... But Only In Westminster Hall

Posted 13.11.2011 | UK Politics

The riots e-petition, calling for those “Convicted London Rioters to Loose their benefits” signed by over 240,000 people, is scheduled to be discu...

E-Petitions: Democracy Or Publicity?

The Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Politics

The government’s e-petition site has been seen as ‘misleading’ because MPs aren’t automatically forced to debate the proposals that have gaine...

Government Says It's Not Opposed To Release Of Hillsborough Files

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Politics

The Government has insisted it has no objection to the release of the Hillsborough files - confidential documents relating to the tragedy which took p...

Hillsborough Files E-Petition Passes Critical 100,000 Signature Mark

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Politics

The number of signatures on a government e-petition calling for confidential papers on the Hillsborough tragedy to be released has passed 100,000. ...

Top Ten Most Bizzare E-Petitions Intended Parliament.

Huffington Post UK | James Howell | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Politics

What do Google, Internet Explorer 6 and Chinese lanterns have in common? They’ve all been the subject of e-petitions trying to ban them. The gove...

E-Petition Shows Mob Rule Is Back In Fashion

Caroline Mortimer | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK Politics
Caroline Mortimer

This e-petition website is a good idea for freedom of speech I suppose. However it would be nice if people starting employing the responsibility of thinking before speaking.

Bring Back Hanging: Lies, Damned Lies and E-petitions

Marcus Moore | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Politics
Marcus Moore

Has the level of informed debate in this country really fallen so low? Are we, as a nation, so driven by thoughts of revenge that we can't think through the consequences of irrational decision making?

Michael Rundle

Online Activists Welcome E-Petitions As Launch Sparks Death Penalty Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Politics

The launch of the government's new "e-Petitions" website, which from Thursday allows the public to collect signatures online on issues they care about...