• Support and Protect Asylum Seekers Adequately
    Those of us that are UK citizens are very lucky in that we don't have to leave our homes, countries, friends and neighbours just to be able to live in safety. Some people need to leave their homes. Instead of always supporting these people, the Home Office can detain them, despite no criminal offence being committed. Asylum seekers also only get very small payments from the government, and as they are often not allowed to work, it can be very hard to live off these payments. Also, LGBTQ+ people should not have to 'prove' that their sexual orientation to be granted asylum as this cannot really be done, and people may very well have hid their sexual orientation to keep themselves safe in their home countries due to fears of discrimination, violence or death from either their governments or wider society. Asylum seekers are some of the most vulnerable people in the UK. They should be offered protected which the Home Office currently appears to be failing to provide in many cases.
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  • Urgent! Please stop Yvies full time carer and friend from being deported.
    Risks to Yvie - Yvie has a severe head injury with epileptic seizures and muscle spasms, her lack of speech means she cannot communicate her distress verbally, she uses her eyes to blink and shows emotion to communicate. This causes her immense stress which in turn causes the seizures. Her attachment to Pewie has enabled Yvie to have a quality of life as she trusts and is understood totally by Pewie, no other carer has this understanding of Yvie's needs. Over the time Pewie has been Yvies carer they have built up a strong bond and Yvie regards her as family. Yvie has been distraught on learning Pewie is being deported, she sobs uncontrollably and has been having unsettled nights, this is impacting badly on Yvie's health, and we are all concerned about how vulnerable Yvie's health is becoming with this added stress, as there is a potential for it to end Yvie's life, medical evidence supports these concerns, particularly as Yvie and the family will not be able to know how Pewie is once she returns due to the lack of communications Pewie will be able to have. Risks to Pewie - Her separation anxiety from Yvie and the family as she has lived with us for so long. Under article 8 this breaches her and Yvie's human rights.To have to return to Zimbabwe as a single woman after having the freedom and safety of living in the uk. The home office has published warning to travelers to Zimbabwe of widespread disruption and violent protests on the streets with no access to banks, media and communications. High risk of rape and disease such as cholera and typhoid. Pewie is also part of a tribe that opposes the current regime.
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  • Urgent! Please stop Yvies full time carer and friend from being deported!
    Risks to Yvie - Yvie has a severe head injury with epileptic seizures and muscle spasms, her lack of speech means she cannot communicate her distress verbally, she uses her eyes to blink and shows emotion to communicate. This causes her immense stress which in turn causes the seizures. Her attachment to Pewie has enabled Yvie to have a quality of life as she trusts and is understood totally by Pewie, no other carer has this understanding of Yvie's needs. Over the time Pewie has been Yvies carer they have built up a strong bond and Yvie regards her as family. Yvie has been distraught on learning Pewie is being deported, she sobs uncontrollably and has been having unsettled nights, this is impacting badly on Yvie's health, and we are all concerned about how vulnerable Yvie's health is becoming with this added stress, as there is a potential for it to end Yvie's life, medical evidence supports these concerns, particularly as Yvie and the family will not be able to know how Pewie is once she returns due to the lack of communications Pewie will be able to have. Risks to Pewie - Her separation anxiety from Yvie and the family as she has lived with us for so long. Under article 8 this breaches her and Yvie's human rights.To have to return to Zimbabwe as a single woman after having the freedom and safety of living in the uk. The home office has published warning to travelers to Zimbabwe of widespread disruption and violent protests on the streets with no access to banks, media and communications. High risk of rape and disease such as cholera and typhoid. Pewie is also part of a tribe that opposes the current regime.
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  • Veteran's Guarantee
    Ensure all armed forces veterans with over 2 but under 22 years service and now in their mid seventies receiving means tested Pension Credit also get the Pension Credit Guarantee. Many are very unfairly pushed below the poverty line by Health Dental & Council Tax charges by being denied the "Guarantee" Many completed 40 years NI contributions under the now scrapped 40 year rule but find those contributions perversly disadvantage them now. They get no forces pension because 22 years forces service was required. They often are denied the "Guarantee" but see others who paid far less NI contributions receive the guaranteed free help with Health Costs and council tax etc. These Veterans missed out on forces pensions introduced in 1975 where any service over 2 years was rewarded with a pension! They see those they served alongside who were also supposed to serve 22 years now have been receiving a forces pension for over a decade for serving less than 22 years from as far back as 1954 simply because they left just after 6th April 1975 when pensions for any service over 2 or 5 years commenced! MOD deny pensions were awarded retrospectively but that is untrue. Many are being paid forces pensions who started service between 1954 and 1975.That is 21 years of payments being made retrospectively under the AFPS-75 Forces Pension Legislation introduced by Labour 6th April 1975! The government has again rejected Pre1975'ers pension petition pleading for justice as unaffordable. There are probably around 20,000 very poor veterans needing this help but less than half will be here in ten years time and in twenty years only a handful! They are unfairly being left to live their last days on the means tested bread line. The Guarantee is easily affordable and the very least our veterans deserve. It will cost the government less than 1% of giving them the full pensions and backpay they have so far been deprived of. They served this country and kept us safe. Often they are the old men with rows of medals you see on 11 November at the Cenotaph. Their loyal service has been ignored by successive governments and insulted by MPs that their service of 5 9 15 or 21 years is somehow less worthy so they get nothing while others they served with have been receiving pensions for at least 14 years now! That is a travesty of justice. Over a thousand will die in 2019 their service forgotten. Some will have the "Guarantee" . All deserve to have it made a veterans right! Let us not forget them a moment longer. Sign this petition for the Veteran's Guarantee. Petition created 25 Jan 2019. VACANCIES FOR PETITION ADMINS who can spread the word to other platforms twitter etc.
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  • Home Office refuses to let great-grandparents remain in UK
    Dear Sajid Javid Please could you explain the rational in forcing elderly great-grandparents, Mozaffar Saberi (83)and Rezvan Habibimarand (73) to return to Iran? They live in their Edinburgh flat, bought in 1978, have raised 4 children in the UK, have 11 grandchildren and a great grandchild all living close by. Not only do they rely on daily support from their tight-knit family, but they also enable their daughter to work as an NHS nurse by caring for her severely autistic son. This decision lacks basic humanity; it erodes the values of a tolerant and civilised country making a mockery of the “British Values” teachers must talk about as part of Prevent training. How do their British grandchildren feel about British values when their grand-parents, in their final years, are torn from their family in this in-humane and futile manner? It is heart breaking and it is not in our name, we urge you to reconsider and allow Mozaffar and Rezvan to live out their lives with their family in the UK. Here’s a link to the full article in The Guardian 18 January 2019. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/18/home-office-refuses-to-let-great-grandparents-remain-in-uk CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
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  • Allow Mozaffar Saberi and Rezvan Habibimarand to stay in the UK
    They are elderly, and have the right to live out their life surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in the own home. Not be deported to a country where they know no-one and have no home.
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  • bsl sign language for deaf people should be taught in all schools and made compulsory
    Deaf children feel excluded because no one understand them only those close to them and other deaf people,,and they go to different schools where their surrounded by mostly deaf people and children that are not deaf dont understand them at all,shops and many places they are not understood by other people,this can cause depression in deaf children because they feel different,but if everyone knows bsl sign language it would make a differance
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  • Pull pension funds from fossil fuels
    If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage. We believe that governments that serve the public good should cut their ties to the fossil fuel industry. MPs must show leadership on climate change by responsible investment and transition to a clean economy. Find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5T-YhjpNnE#action=share
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  • Grant Asia Bibi asylum in the UK
    She is a persecuted Christian who has done no wrong in the eyes of the sane and just world.
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  • 'These Walls Must Fall' Motion Bristol
    "Over 30,000 people are locked up in prison-like conditions every year, with no time limit on how long they can be held. This is not for having committed a crime. It is purely because they do not (yet) have the correct immigration papers. The majority of people detained are eventually released, but many never really recover from the trauma. It’s a terrible waste of money (£125 million a year), and a waste of lives. Immigration detention is a wholly unnecessary, unjustifiable practice, one of the most harmful aspects of the UK’s “hostile environment” for migrants and a shameful civil rights abuse that cannot be ignored." Quoted from the 'These Walls Must Fall' Campaign Website (http://detention.org.uk/)
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  • Myvisamyrights
    This is important because this is affecting the family ties and causing emotional breakdown of the couples separated because of the inaction of the Home Office. Also, the children are unable to receive the love and affection of their parents which is depriving them of their right to live in the company of their parents.
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  • Save Cole Thomson
    Cole Thomson is only 6 years old and has uncontrolled focal epilepsy of which he has now become drug resistant. He has tried 16 different types of medication and had his first brain surgery when he was only 2 years old. To date nothing has been able to stop his seizures. Unfortunately there has been a steady decline in his health since May this year. Coles speech, vision, movement and memory are all continuing to deplete and he has also developed Todd Paralysis, which is extremely distressing for his 9 year old brother Dylan when he takes an attack as well as his parents, grandparents, other family members and especially 6 year old Cole himself. Currently the next step in Scotland is invasive testing, which for Cole would potentially be in the first quarter of 2019. He has a 1 in 100 chance of not surviving the operation, to see if he is a suitable candidate for further exploratory brain surgery. We are looking for your help to enable a step in between which could negate the need for surgery by allowing him legal access to cannabis based medicine. After speaking to Coles mum we became increasingly concerned at the amount of unlicensed, untested products being offered to her on the black market to apparently “help Cole”. Coles parents are unwilling to take the risk with any of these products. This does not take away from the fact that they’ve been offered unlicensed products by numerous different sellers and shows that currently there is a market feeding off of the fears of vulnerable families, who are desperately looking for answers to improve their children’s quality of life or indeed save it. We are looking to support the family by putting a campaign forward to you The Scottish Government to enable Cole to gain legal access to prescription cannabis based medicine. This would be the step before invasive surgery which would give him the opportunity to try a more natural drug which has a very high success rate for children like Cole all over the world. Please support our campaign to Save Cole Thomson by allowing him to get prescription cannabis based medicine.
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