Government Petition Website Wins Comedy Award

Maddie Sinclair | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Maddie Sinclair

The government's petition website - - won a British Comedy Award last night, taking home the gong for 'Most Hilarious Website'.

Should Sexist Comments Mean the End of a Petition?

Karen Dobres | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK
Karen Dobres

My fear is now that any petition can be taken down because it attracts sexist comments and that we will lose the potential for valuable change, as we may have just done with regard to Kuenssburg's fitness for her job. My fear is that, ironically as it may sound to Laura Bates and 38 Degrees, that at the end of a nasty day, sexism has won.

Petition To Sack BBC Political Editor Removed After 'Being Hijacked By Sexist Trolls'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK

A petition calling for the BBC's political editor to be sacked over claims of bias has been pulled by its creator, after he said it had been "hijacked...

Petition Calls On David Attenborough To Change Name To Boaty McBoatface

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Comedy

An internet petition is calling on Sir David Attenborough to change his name via deed poll in protest to the government's decision to overturn a poll ...

Drastic Improvements Needed for Student Mental Health Services

Lucy Roberts | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Roberts

Hope At Hand have launched a new petition to improve continuity of mental health care for students. One in four of us experience mental health issues in the UK each year, so why is it yet to become a priority for the UK government?

Parkrun Is a Globally Successful Initiative - That's Why We Have to Fight to Keep It Free

Vanessa Furey | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK
Vanessa Furey

Even a small charge creates a barrier to people taking part, and once the principle has been established it'll be difficult stop it increasing in future. Not only that, it discourages anyone from creating similar schemes as the costs will stop them as soon as it becomes successful.

The Women You Should Have Heard of Quietly Creating Change in Russia

Dmitry Savelau | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Dmitry Savelau

Maybe women on in Russia do not yet run campaigns for women's rights issues as we define them internationally, but they are already doing something amazing: by mobilising themselves to effectively tackle issues important to them they are redefining their role and influence in society. And today we are very excited to celebrate them and their success.

Commons People Quiz: Are These Real Petitions Rejected By Parliament Or Big Fat Lies?

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics

Parliament's e-petition system has given people a direct line to what is discussed in the Commons since its introduction in 2011. As well as worthy...

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...

Why I Started the #BritsSoWhite Petition

Anant Naik | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Anant Naik

Something needs to give. We need to harness the positive momentum of last months Oscars campaign to make the music industry rethink it's processes and to champion the best BME artists, and be truly representative of British music.

MPs To Debate Extending Meningitis Vaccine After Largest E-Petition In UK History Urges Action

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Politics

Warning: People may find the photos below extremely graphic. MPs will debate whether to give the meningitis B vaccine to all children under 11 yea...

Meningitis Petition Has Become The UK's Most Signed After Death Of Faye

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Parents

Warning: People may find the photos below extremely graphic. A petition calling for the meningitis B vaccine to be given to all children aged unde...

Mental Health Affects All of Us

Laura Darrall | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK
Laura Darrall

I started the #itaffectsme campaign to encourage people who have suffered or who know someone who has suffered to post selfies on social media to prove that the one in four people who suffer from mental health issues really are everywhere. That mental illnesses are universal and have no prejudices about who they affect.

Birmingham Students Forced To Petition Police To Help Curb 'Daily' Muggings

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University Of Birmingham have been forced to petition the police after claims a "drastic" increase in crime has failed to be taken ser...

When It's More Than 'Just' Being Double-Jointed

Natasha Lipman | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Lipman

My pain started when I was nine. We don't really know why (that's the nature of the thing, I guess) and I went from being a normal child, running around with my friends, to one that couldn't do that because of the terrible pain that had developed, especially in my knees.

I Started a Petition to Get David Bowie on the £20 Note

Simon Mitchell | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Simon Mitchell

Bowie was an outsider. Some have suggested that the man who refused a knighthood would be unlikely to want to feature on currency - perhaps the ultimate symbol of the establishment. But he also made the music and imagery of a cult artist part of the mainstream by sheer force of talent.

It's Time That Mental Health Was Taught on Education

Matt Clifton | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

I remember back at school, the thoughts continuously just appear in my head now and then. However, what I remember most was that there was little unde...

Acid Attack Survivor Has One Very Important Wish This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An acid attack survivor has used the power of her singing voice to ask for one very important gift this Christmas - to end the sale of acid to normal ...

We Owe Britain Better Than to Try to Ban Donald Trump

Alan Grant | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Essentially, the desire to ban Mr Trump says nothing about him and says everything about the signatories. It's not that we owe him and his unconvincing hairpiece a single damn thing, we owe him no respect nor do we owe him any pleasantries... However, we do owe centuries of well-developed British principles and traditions, built on free speech and robust debate, better than taking the easy way out.

Donald Trump Showed Why We Need Unlimited Free Speech

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

Next time you'll hear somebody urging to censor free speech out of the fear of giving the platform to hateful views, please point to Donald Trump. How else, if not by allowing someone to speak their mind, would we know that somebody is a complete tool?

Petition To Make Donald Trump King Of England Reaches Five Signatures

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Comedy

A petition calling for Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump to be made King of England has reached five signatures on the UK government's ...

Might Canterbury West Be Renamed Kanye West? Of Course Not, But You Never Know Until You Try

Mark Kilner | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Mark Kilner

I've signed petitions on before but until one apparently unremarkable morning earlier this year, I'd never imagined I would write one mysel...

Girls on Their Period Forced to Sleep in Cold, Wet Huts

Celia Pool | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Celia Pool

K Fayaz Ahmad In the western world record numbers of women are CEOs, the pay gap is narrowing, and in the UK the tampon tax has just been neutralised...

Protest Works: I Campaigned to Stop My Family Being Evicted Just Weeks Before Christmas, and It Was a Petition That Helped Us Win

Lindsey Garrett | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Lindsey Garrett

Just over a year ago, Westbrook Partners bought the New Era Estate in Hackney planning to redevelop the homes into luxury apartments. Threatened with major rent hikes, ninety-three families were facing eviction from their homes before Christmas.

It's Time We Lifted the Lid on the Supermarket Supply Chain

Rosie Boycott | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Rosie Boycott

Many businesses waste more food in a day than a consumer wastes in a year. We need to stop the rot. Roughly a third of the food grown worldwide is wa...