• Portrait for £50 Note 2020
    Noor Imyat Khan gave her life for the cause of freedom in this Nation‘s war to overthrow the Nazi Regime. Ms Noor served in the WRAF (Women‘s Royal Auxiliary Air Force) before transferring to the top secret Special Operstions Executuve set up by Winston Churchill, then as part of SOE was airdropped into France and organized and ran Churchill‘s network of resistance communication in Paris. Ms Noor was betrayed, and after suffering starvation and torture by the Gestapo in Dachau concentration camp, was executed by firing squad by the Nazi SS in 1944. Ms Khan was posthumously awarded the George Cross by King George VI in 1949. Here is proof of the inclusivity within Britain of the Muslim community. Ms Noor was also the first female radio operator sent into Nazi-occupied France in 1943. She was 29. Here is an opportunity to recognize the United Kingdom‘s inclusivity and its belief in democratic freedom. I respectfully invite likeminded members of the public to sign this Petition to the Bank of England.
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  • Pay non-teaching staff in line with their duties.
    Many teaching staff could not carry out their jobs if it were not for these crucial staff in schools and many, many vulnerable pupils would not get a positive and meaningful experience of education if it were not for Pupil Support Assistants, Classroom Assistants, and Learning Assistants. It is imperative - especially in light of the current campaign for increased teacher pay - that non-teaching staff are also recognised for their enormous contribution to education and the importance of this contribution to both teachers and pupils.
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  • Help stop our children's mental health crisis
    Mental Illness has more impact on children and young people than any other illness, according to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) burden of disease measure. Thanks to the Royals and others, the stigma of mental illness is diminishing but our investigation has found that it continues in the important area of mental health research. The best evidence suggests current research funding in the UK and Scotland is biased against mental illness. Please bring mental health research funding into line with its high cost to society and its burden of disease on us and our children. Miricyl SCIO We want to Create more Mental Illness Research in Children and Young Lives. Please join our campaign. Charity number SC047522
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  • Kick out Capita from Barnet Council now
    The recent successfully prosecuted fraud case where a Capita employee stole over £2million from Barnet Council underlines the urgent need for the Council to take back control of all of the former Council services from Capita. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45641513 Barnet Council commissioned Grant Thornton (GT) to undertake a major review to identify how such a large scale fraud had been able to take place. This project, called Project Rose, was given a budget of “up to” £500,000 and has been on-going ever since. The review found: • Lack of budgetary controls • Not carrying out basic bank detail checks • Inexperienced managers responsible for large amounts of money • Lack of written financial procedures and checklists Barnet Council agreed to pay Capita £252.54 million But, Barnet Council have already paid Capita £352.41 million with FIVE more years to go! Barnet Council is in financial crisis with a budget overspend of £10.3 million this financial year and a funding gap of £66.8 million over the next three years. Frontline services such as street cleansing, waste and recycling, Libraries, social care are all facing more and more cuts that are already affecting Barnet residents. Capita Plc are in their own financial crisis. Their Share Price has dropped from £13 a share to under £1.50 a share in the space of the last two years. On 11 December 2018, Barnet Council Policy and Resources Committee will decide on whether to end both contracts. We are campaigning that they VOTE to end both contracts and begin the urgent process of taking back control of those services. End Details of the Grant Thornton Review on Capita https://www.barnet.gov.uk/citizen-home/council-and-democracy/finance-and-funding/Financial-controls.html Is this the end of Capita in Barnet - Grant Thornton's report is a devastating critique of Capita's dismal performance http://reasonablenewbarnet.blogspot.com/2018/09/is-this-end-of-capita-in-barnet-grant.html Project Rose: the devastating report Barnet Tories didn't want you to read http://wwwbrokenbarnet.blogspot.com/2018/09/project-rose-devastating-report-barnet.html Damning report slams Capita and financial management at Barnet Council http://barneteye.blogspot.com/2018/09/damning-report-slams-capita-and.html
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  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council, stop persecuting the homeless
    Stoke-on-Trent has the dubious distinction of being called the Monkey Dust capital of the U.K. A blite on the reputation and economy of Stoke-on-Trent. We the undersigned, are disgusted and ashamed that Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Staffordshire Police, rather than tackling the supply and use of drugs and other street crimes, are focusing on the homeless and fining them £100. This proposal is not only sadistic but increases the pressure on the police, courts, probation services as well as council resources, during a time of peak demand and will do nothing to reduce genuine homelesses. We demand that as the Councillor responsible for Communities, you take immediate action to stop the persecution of the most vulnerable people in our city and drop plans to fine the genuinely homeless. This is the second year in a row that Stoke-on-Trent City Council has attempted to victimise the homeless and profit from their misfortune In a move so disgusting that Scrooge himself would be ashamed by it. Homelessness will not end by hiding the problem nor profiting from their misery but by acting with compassion, decency and vision. To be clear, we have no objection to the prosecution of criminals, who feign homelessness to take advantage of the public or aggressively beg for money, however, we seek an acceptance and protection for the genuine homeless.
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  • Challenging the DBS system
    The DBS system is designed to show if people have convictions. Being homeless is not a crime. Within the care sector we cannot employ people without a DBS. Being homeless prevents people from being able to obtain a police record check which will prove that they are not a criminal. being homeless could happen to ANY if us and is NOT a crime. There is currently around 11,000 care vacancies in this country right now. Legislation needs to be changed to be more inclusive.
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  • Save Sandy sports facilities
    There are no other leisure facilities in the local area.
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  • Petition to avoid timetable clashes with compulsory Friday prayer for AU students
    In the Islamic faith, like Christianity and Judaism, Muslims are also obligated to attend a short sermon one day a week, like church on Sunday and synagogue on the Sabbath. The sermon is followed by a short prayer and lasts usually around an hour, between 1-2pm every Friday at the mosque. It is compulsory for Muslims to offer Friday prayer in congregation at the mosque. EVIDENCE FROM THE HOLY QURAN: Chapter Al-Jumu'ah [62:9] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (O you who have believed, when [the adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumu'ah [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Students that have compulsory lectures/tutorials/workshops/exams are placed in a difficult dilemma where they are forced to compromise between their religion or falling behind on their education. Whilst both faith and education are recognised as important, students shouldn't have to face this predicament. The university for many centuries, has facilitated both by providing prayer spaces throughout the establishment. This demonstrates the recognition of equality and freedom to practise faith by this establishment, within the education environment, and is acknowledged and greatly appreciated by the student community. As representatives on behalf of the Muslim student community, we at the 'Aberdeen University Muslim Student Association’ would greatly appreciate if we were granted the opportunity to open a dialogue with university spokesman, in order to hopefully find a feasible solution to resolve this issue and come to a fair compromise.
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  • Child maintenance service should cap pension contributions
    It is ludicrous that non resident parents are currently legally allowed in the UK to pay as much money as they want into a private pension for themselves to use later in life, so that by doing this it reduces their gross income so that the child maintenance payments calculated for them to pay to their child/children growing up is a lot less. This will have a huge impact on a lot of children growing up in single parent families and is simy wrong. Please sign this petition for this to be looked at and changed. Thankyou
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  • We demand an apology for Hardeep Singh Kohli
    By not commenting on it and not fixing the situation on Celebrity Big Brother as it happened Channel 5 have made it clear they do not think this behaviour is unacceptable. They allowed it to continue for entertainment value and profited from this. This sends a message to the general public that what occurred in the house was alright and you can also behave that way.
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  • Support Inverness Gay Pride and the LGBTQI community
    Every other major city in the UK has this - and for too long Inverness has been (and still is) stuck in the past. Many young people end up moving away from Inverness because of its lack of modern culture and lack of acceptance of anything remotely different from the “norm”. This has been apparent for many years, but I have been specifically outraged more recently by the publicised petition against the Pride parade this week - as have many others. I hope that the highland council will allow the parade to go forward and embrace the people who live here for who they are - and not alienate them further by stopping this from happening. It is unfair. I hope to prove this by showing from the petition that so many Inverness citizens are in favour of this event and support them. We are all equal beings. The voices of a few should not reflect on the city as a whole and everyone should be made to feel welcome here. The pride parade is an amazing and friendly celebration of culture, and it would be a huge step forward for Inverness if the Highland council allow them to have the parade.
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  • Support Inverness Gay Pride.
    We live in a progressive society and to counter a regressive call to ban the Pride event.
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