• Increase the fines for breaking electoral law
    We're now facing one of the most important elections in the UK’s history. And yet it’s still far too easy for millionaire donors and political parties to break the laws that keep our democracy fair - and get away with a mere slap on the wrist. You can be fined more for touting tickets at a football match than you can for subverting British democracy, with the maximum fine only £20,000. This is often a fraction of the money that parties are spending on elections. There needs to be a stronger incentive to follow the law. The Electoral Commission, whose job it is to police the rules that keep elections fair, have asked for the power to impose much bigger fines on those who break the law during elections. But so far, our political leaders have refused. More of us need to sign the petition so we can pile the pressure on our political leaders to change this law before we’re faced with another election. Will you join us and sign the petition today? We know the extent of election abuses thanks to investigations by us at openDemocracy and other journalists at the Guardian, Channel 4, Byline and elsewhere. Please consider signing up to hear more about the important work we do.
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  • BAN ALL SERVING POLITICIANS FROM MEDIA JOBS
    Politicians like Jacob Rees-Mogg, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson are currently using the media for their own unchallenged propaganda. While every opportunity should be made available for politicians to be scrutinised over their policies and beliefs these should be in the form of balanced interviews and not their own partial shows or columns.
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  • Boris Johnson must put on an exhibition of the wooden buses he has made.
    Boris is potentially our next Prime Minister. He claims that to relax he makes things out of wooden boxes and crates. The people have a right to see these sculptures and witness his artistry.
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  • We want a General Election
    Because we are being handed a Prime Minister who has not been properly elected (again).
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  • Voting Fraud
    Our voting system is no longer fit for purpose and open to fraud, in particular postal voting, which should only be an option for our elderly, disabled and those who can prove they are unable to get to a polling station. Sir Eric Pickles' investigation and report in 2016 should be reviewed. Compulsory ID's, strict vetting in election campaigns and vote counters should also be considered. This issue must be addressed in order to prevent fraud and get true election results.
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  • Call a general election
    This is extremely important because of the amount of people suffering due to the way the conservatives have governed. Businesses are suffering our economy is suffering and our image to the world has been damaged beyond belief. Britain is not acting like a democracy the conservatives are guilty of allowing foreign states to interfere in our rights to a fair vote
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  • Don't imprison British volunteers in Rojava
    Brits are being banned from travelling to Rojava under the Counter-Terrorism & Border Security Act, even though the UK is part of the International Coalition against ISIS, which relied on Rojava throughout its campaign. 8 British heroes, including Anna Campbell, lost their lives volunteering with YPG & YPJ in the fight against jihadi terrorism. The bravery and sacrifice of these volunteers should be honoured. Far from being an ISIS stronghold, Rojava is a beacon of women’s resistance against the oppressive jihadist mentality, and a grassroots, direct-democratic alternative to the brutal regimes which rule elsewhere in the Middle East. This law must be scrapped, so British volunteers can keep joining the struggle to eradicate ISIS' mentality, without facing ten-year jail sentences. Fighting for a better world is not a crime!
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  • Trump not welcome at D-Day event In Portsmouth.
    The invitation to Donald Trump for the D-Day commemorations is completely unacceptable. The D-Day commemorations are about the human sacrifice made in the struggle against fascism. Donald Trump is the only presidential candidate to receive the backing of the Ku Klux Klan. When Nazis chanted "Jews will not replace us" in Charlottesville, he described people demonstrating on both sides as "very fine people". He failed to distinguish between fascists and anti-fascists on the very same weekend that Heather Heyer was mown down in a car and murdered by a Nazi. Trump has retweeted posts by "Britain first" (the fascist grouping along with the EDL and BNP that have been banned from Facebook). Far from being a unifying figure, Trump's presidency has promoted bigotry. There are so many other reasons why his presence here is not conducive to the public good. His general racism, his boasting about grabbing women's genitals, because he thinks you're entitled to do it if you're privileged. His appalling misogyny, his transphobia, and hostility to the LGBT community and his general philistinism. It is an insult to all those who died fighting fascism that Trump, who has done so much to encourage fascists and the far right, has been invited to the D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth.
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  • Petition for Morley Town Council To Return £1,012 Mayoral Robe
    Morley as a town has been hit by constant cuts and our services are being affected by austerity, this spend clearly shows how out of touch our Town Councillors are. This petition aims are highlighting that the people of Morley will no longer put up with our taxes being spent like this.
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  • Add a "None of the above" Box for Voting
    This is important because there has been less voter turnout in the last years. From surveying young people, we have gained information that eludes to younger people not voting for parties because they don't agree with what they are offering and have little education about the politcal standpoint of these parties. Many people who we interviewed would rather have a "None of the Above" box and tick that than not voting.
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  • Lower the UK voting age to 16
    Lowering the voting age to 16 gives the British youth a chance to get politically involved in decision making. Evidence from the electoral reform society suggests that when given the opportunity, this age group vote in high numbers. It is important that we also have a say on issues that will affect us and our futures.
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