• Free Speech for Lord's Prayer
    This is about freedom of speech. The cinemas claim that the advert can offend people of no faith and other faiths. But adverts at the cinema may well offend people all the time because of different views but the the positive thing about living in Britain is that we have free speech and can allow people of different views to express opinions in line with democracy. On Monday 23/11/15 Ibrahim Mogra of the Muslim Council of Britain was quoted in the Daily Mail (p.4) as saying "I am flabbergasted that anyone would find this prayer offensive to anybody....We don't think the Lord's Prayer is offensive.....You are talking about a beautiful prayer that is asking God to bless us." Professor Richard Dawkins, was also quoted in the same article as saying "If anybody is offended by something so trivial as a prayer, they deserve to be offended." See for yourself whether it offends you - the link is https://youtu.be/vlUXh4mx4gI The Lord's Prayer is prayed by billions of people across the globe every day, and in this country has been part of everyday life for centuries. So many people find it of value.
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    Created by June Asquith
  • Re-opening the independent living fund for disabled people
    This petition is important as it will widely help disabled people live their life independently and efficiently. 18,000 people with high support needs relied on the fund and said it "transformed their life". The fund has recently been closed resulting in changing peoples lives greatly in a negative way. This petition may contribute towards re-opening the independent living fund even if it is a small difference. Please take a couple of minutes out of your time to sign up for this campaign. It will be greatly appreciated :)
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    Created by Sonia Haider
  • damaging, racist and hateful drawing in the daily mail
    This image instigates racial hatred and violence! I find this image unacceptable, offensive and an act of racism from the Daily Mail which will only create further divide and hate among people. After the shocking events of the weekend, surely now more than ever, we need to come together instead of creating a larger divide through hateful propagander!
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  • BBC! Re-employ Iain Lee.
    Iain Lee was sacked by the BBC after arguing with a Christian Legal Centre lawyer Libby Powell, when she stated that according to the Bible, homosexuality was a sin. Iain stated, correctly, that this was homophobic.
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  • Renew In The Flesh
    This television show contains a range of diverse characters, including those of the LGBTQ+ community, and an incredibly strong female character. The show is important for those of LGBTQ+ community as it boosts representation among media (also the sexuality of the characters in question is never explicitly stated, which is how sexuality should be dealt with as no one should have to come out), and deals with sexuality as it should be dealt with. Mental illness is also depicted in the show, which raises awareness and may help to end stigma around mental health issues, and deals with them in a way that not only spreads awareness at how serious they are, but also shows the aftermath of the consequences of some mental health issues (i.e. suicide). Finally, although the program is a 'zombie' show it is not a stereotypical zombie show. It is bursting with original ideas and concepts, and deals with far more issues than a regular TV show. In The Flesh is an incredibly important program to so many, and the renewal of it would mean so much to a lot of people, young and old alike.
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    Created by Bethany Collins
  • Open up empty buildings in paisley
    To plead to the Council to open its empty buildings to the homeless in winter. I cannot imagine sleeping rough in driving, biting winds, snow, ice and winter rain. It's inhumane. It's also inexcusable when we have so many empty buildings.
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  • Empty buildings to shelter Homeless in Portsmouth
    Do I really even need to answer this? I'll just tell you about a man I befriended a few years back, let's call him John. He was homeless. I got taking to him whilst waiting for the Gosport ferry after work one day. John was selling the big issue, he was clearly unwell. When I questioned him on his health he said is was "just a cold." I'd bump into John at least once a week and as the weeks went on his health deteriorated. One evening I pretty much ordered him to get a bus to QA. I watched him get on the bus. I didn't see John for the rest of that winter, then around April I saw him in North End. He was unrecognisable, he was a different colour, his eyes where shining, his hair was fuller and he was standing up straight. He had a girlfriend. He told me he that when he go to QA they all panicked over him. He had got pneumonia. I am quite certain if John hadn't gone to hospital AND if he hadn't had a roof over his head whilst he recovered, he would have died. It is also much less likely that he would have had pneumonia if he was not exposed to the brutality of a British winter. If there is shelter in the form of empty or unused buildings, is it humane to deny it to those who need it the most? This year 2,744 are estimated to be sleeping rough in the uk on any one night. This is up 14% from estimations on rough sleepers in 2013 and a staggering 55% from 2010! Let's try and change that for the better!
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  • New UK Passport Airbrushes Women From History
    The new UK passport design supposedly celebrates the British 'cultural pantheon' but in 16 pages features only 2 women, despite finding plenty of space for men, as well as everyday objects such as the postage stamp and telephone box. British history contains countless inspirational women such as Jane Austen, Emmeline Pankhurst, Charlotte Bronte, Barbara Hepworth, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Laura Ashley, Boudicca, Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Fry, Florence Nightingale, Mary Wollstonecraft, Marie Stopes, Agatha Christie , Beatrix Potter, Maggie Smith and Amy Winehouse - and many, many more besides! It is wrong that in 2015 men and women do not have equal representation on this important document - a document that will be in the hands of every man, woman and child for years to come. We are constantly hearing about how we must encourage women and girls to become engineers, doctors, company directors and much much more, but this sends the message to our women and girls that their contribution to society does not count. Is the contribution of inspirational women such as Emmeline Pankhurst or Jane Austen really not as important or interesting as a postage stamp or telephone box?
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  • A real living wage for all social care staff in Scotland
    Having a job and earning a decent wage is a necessity if we as a society are going to address some of the biggest concerns facing our generation. Poverty has a devastating effect on families across Scotland and in-work poverty has no place in the 21st century. There is no excuse for low-pay, when time and time again it has been shown to be not only an ineffective means of employment, but also a hindrance on long-term sustainable economic growth. Low wages result in poorer services, higher staff turnover, increased absences from work and a lower quality of life for staff stuck in low pay. We have not only an opportunity, but a responsibility, to tackle poverty and eradicate the blight it puts on people’s lives once and for all. Addressing low pay will not put an end to hardship overnight, as it is only part of a much wider and more complex picture of social justice, but it is a start, and it should be our goal to achieve it.
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  • Allow British Families to stay together
    Change this unfair and discriminatory law that penalises British citizens. our family and thousands of other British families are affected by this, because our British born son married an american lady, and they have two sons. the present law will not allow our son to return home to the UK with his family, because he cannot fulfil the income requirements, even though they can live with us and we can help them until they find work. my husband and i are in our mid 60's. we should be able to enjoy the company of our family and our grandchildren, but we cannot.
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  • Free TV licences for welfare pensioners
    Over 2 million pensioners will not receive the new state pension and will have to continue to live on £133 per week - some only receive £115 per week state benefits. For a Government that boasted a basic state pension of £155 per week, conveniently forgot to mention all existing pensioners will not receive this amount. To then expect them to pay the licence fee on top of their daily living costs, when they have little or no money to spare, is a damning indictment of the lack of care this government has for those at the bottom of the welfare heap. As a pensioner myself I know many pensioners who find it hard it is to pay their way, keep warm and eat healthily. You only have to look at the number of deaths of older people in the winter months because they don't have enough money to live on. I want you to sign the petition, so that we can put pressure on the Government to include welfare pensioners of all ages getting a free TV licence.
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  • Non resident parents to contribute towards childcare costs
    As a single parent I work full time and not only responsible to keep my children fed, clothed and housed I also have £700 nursery fees to pay monthly. Currently absent parents pay 11% of their gross income (CSA) and have equal rights and responsibilities for a child to whom their name is on a piece of paper known as a birth certificate... YET, the responsibilities are significantly cut when it comes to financial support - why? It is punitive to the resident parent and the detriment is felt by the children housed with that parent. Significant changes need to be implemented in respects to parental responsibility to encompass ALL areas of a child's life or none at all - not the areas that the non resident patent chooses. My children and I live renting, in debt and on the poverty line whilst the non resident parent owns a home, car, motorbike and has holidays. Is 11% of their gross income really £41 per week to have such luxuries?
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