• Mortgage help for the unemployed.
    I saved for years to get a deposit for a house and had very little social life because of that, but that isn't the issue, I bought a house with my wife and had a beautiful talented daughter. I find myself unemployed through no fault of my own but my mortgage payments are not covered by universal credit, my monthly income is less than £300 a month after housing costs. But if I was renting I could get £172 a week more. is that fair? I have cashed in my pension to cover our living costs , but it has run out. Covid 19 has destroyed my chance of a new job for the time being. I am 59 years old and have worked since I was 17. Please support my petition. I hope to be working soon, but many people will not be able too , protect their homes.
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  • Conjugal visits in the UK
    It is important because it would maintain family ties, bonds and connections giving the prisoner a reason to believe that the chances of returning to an ordinary family life is possible after their release from prison. They also provide an incentive to comply with the various rules and regulations while they are incarcerated.
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    Created by Mya Winters
  • Is it time to bring in a Universal Basic Income?
    The welfare benefits system has historically been riddled with problems, but more so over recent years. How many more people need to suffer before we realise that it is an unjust, complicated system which punishes the most vulnerable in society, and that the tough sanctions contribute to the escalation of mental and physical health problems, and ultimately to death in the most severe cases? A universal basic income would alleviate these issues, and could have the added bonus of providing a solid foundation on which more people might be financially able to start up their own creative industries. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/aug/10/our-generations-nhs-support-grows-for-universal-basic-income?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/03/universal-basic-income-coronavirus-shocks?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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    Created by Sandra Lynch
  • Reinstate the BME Network in Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
    We are petitioning Ms. Griffiths to request that she reinstate the BME Network that she inherited when she was appointed CEO of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) NHS Trust on 1 April 2017. As Ms. Griffiths is aware the BME Network was launched on 24 September 2004 and over the years the Network has challenged the institutional racism that exists at the Trust, which has adversely impacted the lives of BME staff and BME patients. In 2007 the then Chief Executive Mr Duncan Selbie publicly admitted that the Trust was institutionally racist after losing an Employment Tribunal claim for racial discrimination. As a result, the Trust agreed to work in partnership with the BME Network to address these issues and this gave rise to the joint development of a Race Equality Engagement Strategy which was being implemented at the time of Ms. Griffiths appointment. When the Network first met with Ms. Griffiths, she refused to accept that institutional racism was an issue at BSUH. She then preceded to unfairly dismiss three senior BME colleagues who were instrumental in providing leadership to the Network; we understand that their Employment Tribunal claims are still outstanding. Ms. Griffiths also made it very clear to us, as the remaining BME employees, that she would no longer recognise the BME Network that exists unless we were prepared to do exactly as she demanded. Given we were established as an independent Network and given Ms. Griffiths demands were unreasonable, we informed her that we were unable to agree to her demands and as such she severed all links with the BME Network that she inherited. That said, Ms. Griffiths will be aware of the Public Health England report published in June 2020 which accepts that institutional racism is a longstanding problem within the NHS and in fact was a contributing factor regarding the disproportionate death of BME staff and patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is against this backdrop that we the current BME employees of BSUH are now calling for Ms. Griffiths to immediately reinstate the BME Network she inherited on your appointment as CEO of BSUH in 2017. In addition, we are also asking for the following: (i) Reinstatement of the Memorandum of Understanding between the BME Network and the Trust. (ii) The Trust Board to honour the commitment of Ms. Griffiths predecessors to establish a BME Patient Association. (iii) The implementation of an agreed race equality strategy to address the discriminatory practices that exist. (iv) Support for the BME Network (for example funding, protected time etc)
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  • New Bank Holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the UK
    This will be an annual reminder of those who suffered and died, who were cruelly exploited, to allow the British too grow. The impact of this reverberates still and we should make time to reflect on the impact of slavery and what can be done to stamp it out in the world today.
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    Created by Iain McCaskey
  • Naga’s treatment by the BBC
    It is the responsibility of all to stand against and denounce openly and clearly expressed racism. All reasonable and moral people are appalled at racism and should stand against it at every opportunity. I support and uphold Naga in her denunciation of unequivocally racist comment as would any one with any decency. Shame on the BBC.
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    Created by Michael Mace
  • Military pentions
    When joining the military at a young age you give up the best years of your life, the physical effect on the body causes you much pain and discomfort in later life. I personally believe that due to the stress put on my body during my 14 years service , has caused me to suffer from much joint pain. During my time as a serving soldier I was expected to run march and walk fully kitted carrying excessive weight, this has obviously caused lots of stress to the joints over a 14 year period. In fact at my time of joining the army in 1979 we were issued with what can only be described as plastic and rubber boots, some 13 years later the MOD decided that these boots were no longer fit for service as they were causing injury. I feel very strongly that we as ex servicemen deserve access to our pentions at the age of 55 like the rest of the public, we have after all done our bit for Queen and country dont we deserve to be treated as equals.I have already undergone surgery on my shoulders, I currently suffer with pain in both knees ankles and wrists. Any ex servicemen reading this will know only to well what the body goes through during your time serving your country, please support this so others can hopefully get what some form of comfort in later life.
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    Created by Neil Smith
  • More ethnic minority representation in Parliament
    This is important because only 8% of MP's in Parliament come from an ethnic minority background and we believe that this is unfair because currently 13.6% of the UK population is from an ethnic minority background.
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    Created by douglas hassan
  • Improve access to Exeter St.Thomas Railway Station
    I am Mason Bell, I am running this petition because the only access to the station is up flights of stairs. These stairs are steep and on one side there are 3 sections of steps to climb. This makes access very difficult for people with disabilities, parents with children in buggies and heavy luggage. I myself am unable to access the station as the stairs are too steep for me. I see lots of people struggle up the steps to the station and a lift or stairlift will make access and easier and be more likely to improve usage of the station.
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  • Legalise Civil Partnership for all
    Allowing same sex couples to legally marry was a defining moment in the history of gay rights and a huge step in the right direction for equality. At the same time, however, it has created a situation that the Supreme Court has identified as entirely incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. Unfortunately it is still up to local government to decide whether to allow heterosexual couples to have a civil partnership. Incredulously, it has been suggested that there is now no requirement for civil partnership to exist. There are many reasons why couples of any sexual orientation may choose a civil partnership over marriage (this list is not exhaustive): -The institution of marriage is rather patriarchical. The bride is handed over to her groom by her father, and her father's job is required on the marriage certificate. -Some consider the terms husband and wife (or even man and wife as traditional vows tend to use) to imply ownership whereas partners comes across as more equal -Spoken vows are essential in marriage in front of two witnesses but not in civil partnerships. Declaring your love for each other in front of an audience can be daunting and also take away from the two most important people - the couple. -Civil partnerships are harder to dissolve than a marriage and therefore can be seen as more of a commitment. Adultery is historically not a good enough reason in its own to dissolve a civil partnership. Scotland has a history of being forerunners for equality in the UK and should follow the example set by the Isle of Man as soon as possible by allowing the same rights for all.
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    Created by Rebecca Murdoch
  • Bunty says ‘Me to!’
    Only boys comics are commemorated at the moment. ‘Beano’ and ‘Dandy’ were great but the girls’ comics were loved by the other 50% if the population too. Can we have our memories recognised as well?
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    Created by Ros Hamburger
  • Protect the rights of commonwealth citizens in the UK
    Retirement-age UK citizens who migrated from commonwealth countries as children, and who have lived, worked, and paid taxes in the UK for several decades, are now having their rights as British citizens called into question. British citizens are being denied NHS treatment, evicted from council homes and denied the right to work, on the basis that they do not have the paperwork to prove their entitlement to these basic British, and fundamentally human, rights. Take the case of 63 year old Albert Thompson. He has lived and worked in London for 44 years, but was recently denied NHS treatment for cancer because he is not able to produce a British passport. He will only receive the treatment if he can produce the £54,000 needed to fund it. He arrived from Jamaica as a teenager, but the Home Office is disputing his eligibility to remain here. Last year he was evicted from his council-owned accommodation because the Home Office suddenly questioned his eligibility. According to the migration charity Praxis, they have seen a sharp rise in cases like this since records began in 2015. British citizens cannot allow this callous treatment of our friends and neighbours to continue.
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    Created by Marie Haskins