• Make war a referendum decision
    There are three main reasons for this call and they are as follows: 1. Democracy is what we are proud of in our country and more if it will always be celebrated. 2. The people of the country will be responsible for this major decision giving them more direct power over international interests. 3. War is a final decision for any country to make and that should therefore be made the aforementioned country.
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    Created by Sam Mountjoy
  • An open letter, and appeal, to our partners in Europe
    To our partners in Europe, We need your help. Many of us in Great Britain are distraught at the results of our EU referendum. We are sad, horrified, ashamed and worried. We do not want to be torn away from a Union which enriches our lives and is so strongly part of who we are. We appreciate that we live in a democracy where our opinions, and choices, are not all the same. But this choice, one which will have an immeasurable impact on our lives and our futures - on our children and grandchildren’s futures - is too devastating not to challenge. We would request that you consider the following before any motion to formally sever Britain’s membership of the EU is accepted: 1) You will be aware of the small margin by which the Leave side won, and that those who voted to Leave represented only 37% of the electorate. 2) You no doubt also know that amongst the younger demographic of voters - on whom this will have the most-felt and longest effect - the results were overwhelmingly to Remain (it’s worth noting, too, unlike during the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence, the voting age was not extended to include 16 and 17 year olds, despite the impact it will have on them). 3) You may be aware of the astonishing untruths - not just the general political scaremongering, which was certainly present on both sides - but very specific lies blatantly presented as facts, which were a foundation of the Leave campaign, encouraging votes based on information which was utterly fabricated. That in itself should have been illegal: if this were a court case, would the prosecution be allowed to invent evidence without there being a mistrial? The Leave claims are being increasingly exposed, undermining the integrity of the result. 4) Those who led the Leave campaign have now publicly admitted that they had no plan in place for Britain in the event that they won; a criminally cavalier lack of responsibility regarding the welfare and livelihoods of millions in the UK and beyond. 5) As this was an advisory referendum only, there is no legal obligation for the result to be implemented; in fact, it would be disastrously irresponsible to do so. Already, we are becoming crushed under an avalanche of consequences, including the break up not only of the European Union, but the United Kingdom, as we watch Scotland (entirely justifiably) claim another referendum for their independence. The Northern Ireland peace process is also now in jeopardy. We appreciate that our alliance with the EU may not be perfect and, like any partnership, needs to evolve and be subject to reform. But the question of our EU membership should never have been put to a public vote, one which was only offered in an effort for David Cameron to win General Election support his party feared would be lost to others. This was a gamble with catastrophic consequences for millions. On both sides, our people - those who wished to Leave, and those who wanted to Remain - have already been let down by poor governance, over many years, which has created deeply felt inequality, divisiveness and distrust. We have been encouraged to feel under attack, from those outside the UK, both through immigration and bureaucracy (as with other countries, we are caught in a race to the bottom from those pedaling a smokescreen of anti-European, anti-immigration sentiments). But our membership of the European Union has become something of a red herring, a false target at which to direct this anger. That anger is understandable: but please, please don’t let the circumstances surrounding this referendum - a spitting cauldron of misinformation and disenfranchisement - leave us with a result that is only very dangerously furthering the divide. Our country has deep wounds which will take time, effort and great change to heal, but millions of us believe that leaving the EU will only further hurt us. Please know that we don’t want to be isolated and fearful, to reverse our country to darker times. We desperately want to remain part of the European Union, to promote peace and opportunity and unification, to look to a better future - a future those who founded the Union wanted for us. And we would hope that support in maintaining our membership of the European Union would further encourage unity between all member nations during these tumultuous times. We implore you to allow us, the citizens of Britain - your fellow committed Europeans - to appeal this referendum result before irreparable damage is suffered by us, and many others throughout Europe. With hope and solidarity,
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    Created by Emily Davidson
  • Call for a three option referendum in the Brexit leave deal. Accept/decline/stay
    This is important as many voters feel mislead after the referendum. This will give the whole of the UK time to understand what is really on offer at the end of negotiations. Will immigration be reduced, how much money will we really have available after withdrawal. This will ensure Brexit negotiations will focus on what has been promised, and show the voters what is on offer.
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  • Give Pro-EU Brits & EU nationals asylum status to live in Independent Scotland
    For too long, we have been a passively friendly society, saying to our UK friends: as long as the UK stays in the EU, we won't leave you. It's often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that's helped foster a narrative of right-wing extremism and grievance. This Petition will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach. It appears that our friends are in dire need of our help and as a friendly, cultural nation that benefits from all sorts of nationalities from across the world. We need to send a message that we will not allow those unwillingly forced into making their lives more miserable then it already is for them. We hope that the likes of David Cameran understands that this referendum has already caused instability across not only the entire UK but Europe as well. Thanks to this Referendum and the result. It has screwed over many people in not only Scotland but those living in the UK which is all thanks to far-right british nationalism and the propaganda that came with it. We believe a message needs to be sent for those who need help and not let them dead on track to major politcal clashes that will cause bubbles to burst. This pig beared referendum has cause enough damage and we would like to see our future not as a hateful and spiteful independent Scotland but a country that cares about the future of generations to come for all those who live here, including the Welsh. Thank you. - Extremezero the friendly Scottish misanthrope. P.S. There is a hidden message in the description for those who want to cheer up.
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  • Keep UKIP OUT of No 10
    As British and most of all being human, we have no room in our society for racism, it is a backward policy. We have hope that entry of a racist party into Downing Street is not possible, as the electorate is now becoming more cautious. However the result of the 23rd gives us cause to act. We need to protect this country for the greater good.
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    Created by Ina Shambles
  • Stop Scottish Councils Investing In The Arms Trade
    Weapons kill people. The companies that manufacture weapons profit from selling them to states which kill people. A more peaceful world means less weapons are required which, in turn, would hurt the profits of arms manufacturers and the dividends of public money investments. We should not be relying on dividends to help fund our local authorities when those dividends only increase as more weapons are sold. This is morally wrong! The article which spurred this petition can be found here: https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/8521/killing-name
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    Created by Andrew Hunt
  • All British Troops out of Cyprus
    Britain in 2016 should not be occupying other peoples countries.
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    Created by Kyp Kyprianou
  • No Red Arrows over London Pride
    On 25 June, thousands of people will come together in London to celebrate their identity and their values. Celebrating and promoting institutions of war, that profit from the planning and execution of warfare globally, is an affront to the values that LGBTQI+ movements - and Pride itself - have been built on. Pride is being used within a wider public relations strategy that aims to capture the imagination of the public whilst concealing the brutal nature of warfare and the gruesome trade of the arms industry. The Red Arrows serve to promote British arms sales internationally, helping to sell weapons for BAE Systems to countries like Saudi Arabia. BAE Systems is a company that not only profits from war, but also incentivises it. There is No Pride in War. Let’s keep the Red Arrows and the arms industry out of London Pride 2016.
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    Created by No Pride in War Picture
  • Devon County Council get Weapons Manufacturers Out of Education
    Babcock International is a weapon manufacturer operating around the globe. They are also contracted by Devon County Council to monitor and produce reports on school attendance. After ten sessions (five days) of "unauthorised absence" they send this letter threatening a fine of up to £2500 and/or three months in prison. The letter is sent to hundreds of parents each year, causing disproportionate distress for what, in many cases, is a single case of illness or forgetting to inform the school in time. Children become worried that their mum or dad might go to prison. Parents worry their children might be taken into care, that they might lose their jobs, businesses, dignity and freedom. The threat, and potential fine and imprisonment, disproportionately affects single parents and poor people, who are less able to pay a Fixed Penalty Notice within 21 days (after which it doubles). I have personally supported a single mum who was working full time, raising two children, starting a business and having to comfort her children who thought that Mum was going to prison. Babcock's business is in fear, not in children's education.
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    Created by Christopher Mockridge
  • End all arms sales to Saudi - a call from the UK health community
    It is now over a year since the recent outbreak of armed conflict in Yemen began, forcing 2.4 million people to flee their homes, and leaving over 22 million people in need of humanitarian support. The conflict has killed over six thousand people, and left the health care system on its knees. Humanitarian agencies are struggling to respond and the country stands on the brink of famine. A senior representative of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has described the current level of humanitarian assistance in Yemen as a “drop in the ocean.” The underlying causes of the conflict between the Huthis and the current regime in power are complex, with the latter being supported by a coalition of other states led by Saudi Arabia and supported by the United States. Both sides in this conflict stand accused of serious violations of international law, including war crimes, with particular condemnation of the aerial bombing campaign that is targeted at Huthi-controlled areas. Accusations of war crimes levelled at the Saudi led coalition in particular have included attacks on three Médecins Sans Frontières facilities which resulted in the death of both patients and healthcare workers. As health professionals, we have a duty to speak out against all causes of ill health in Yemen. This must include the sale and export of UK weaponry that is fueling the conflict. Between April and September 2015, the UK approved sales of around £2.8 billion worth of combat aircraft and bombs to the Royal Saudi Air Force. A recent legal opinion by Matrix Chambers concluded that the UK Government is in breach of its obligations arising under the Consolidated Criteria on Arms Exports, the EU Common Position on Arms Exports and the Arms Trade Treaty by authorizing transfers of weapons to Saudi Arabia that could be used in Yemen. We therefore join human rights organisations, the European Parliament, the Dutch parliament, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International in calling for an immediate end to UK arms transfers to all sides in this conflict. We also echo the advice of the Chair of the International development committee, Stephen Twigg MP, that the UK Government should retract its opposition to calls for an independent international inquiry into the alleged abuses of international humanitarian law during the conflict. Co-authored by Dr David McCoy, Dr Sarah Alhulail, Ben Clavey and Chris Venables. Signatories: Dr David McCoy: Director, Medact, Director of Global Health Teaching, Queen Mary University London Dr Frank Boulton: Medact Trustee, Visiting Lecturer, Southampton University Dr Sridhar Venkatapurum: Lecturer in Global Health and Philosophy Kings College London, Trustee, Medact Sir Iain Chalmers: Patron, Medact Dr Jacky Davis: BMA National Council David Nott OBE: Consultant Surgeon, London Dr Johann Malawana: Junior Doctor Dr Louise Irvine: BMA National Council, GP, London Dr Jackie Applebee: GP Tower Hamlets Dr Iain Maclennan: GP & Consultant in Public Health (retired) Dr Richard Horton: Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Dr Sharif Ismail: Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health, Imperial College London
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    Created by Rhianna Louise
  • David Cameron initiate an official enquiry into Islamophobia in the London Mayoral Election
    The election has been marred by Islamophobic claims made against the Labour Candidate for The London Mayoral Election. This has brought British Democracy into disrepute and will exacerbate distrust in and disillusionment with the electoral system and UK Government by both Islamic people and other minorities. This sets a dangerous precedent for future elections, will divide society further, will increase a sense amongst British minorities that they cannot expect fair and just treatment from British Government and reduce the sense amongst many that there is any point in engaging in democracy. It may in addition increase the risk of instability in The UK.
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    Created by Sheelagh Stewart
  • Say No to the Prime Minister sending our armed services into action without a vote
    Going to war affects us all and is something that must be debated and voted on in Parliament. Mr Cameron says Parliament should not make the decision as MP's are "ill-informed" We cannot allow our country to be high-jacked in this way by Mr David Cameron. It is too easy for one man to be compromised or swayed by vested interests. A Parliamentary debate and vote is our safeguard against this.
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    Created by Richard Robinson