• A Fairer Assessment Test for the Disabled
    At the moment, disabled people are being put through a complicated procedure which often grinds down even the hardiest of claimants. It seems to be designed to deter already vulnerable people who are disadvantaged by physical and mental disabilities. I understand that there are cases of fraud, but the actual figure of 0.5% for DLA ( Fraud and Error in the Benefit System, DWP 2012) shows that a minute percentage of the 600,000 disabled people affected are making false claims.
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    Created by Douglas Smith
  • Save Burghead Library
    Our library is only open 11 hours per week and costs a mere £3-50 per head p.a. to operate. We rely on it heavily for books, internet access and as a meeting place for various town groups. This is particularly true of disadvantaged groups, especially the disabled and those without a car,. Of the 8 libraries due to close in Scotland 7 are in Moray. Cutting such a life-line service may precipitate further economic decline in a town which has lost its fishing industry.
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    Created by Daphne Francis
  • Reduce speed limit in Densole Kent
    There has in the past 12 months been several accidents on this stretch road & I don't think it will be long before we will experience a fatality.
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    Created by Allan Rogers
  • Keep Vaughan College Open!
    1 - With the discovery of Richard III within half a mile of Vaughan College, Leicester is already experiencing a significant increase in tourism: this valuable City Centre site, driven past by thousands of people can become a vital shop window for the University. 2 - This centre has been used as a vital resource for many other groups, not just the University, and demographic changes mean that far more people are looking for Continuing Education. Surely some imaginative thinking could expand demand and increase revenue. 3 - Leicester is already known for its excellent multicultural track record, with people of many cultural backgrounds living in harmony - Vaughan College could become a showcase for this, in the City Centre, easily accessible by public transport, rather than being on a University Campus.
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    Created by Liz Brandow
  • Save the Liverpool Care pathway
    It's important that patients in England can and rightly should expect to be treated with care, compassion and that every attempt is made to preserve their dignity at the end of their life. This is important not only for the patient themselves but also their families. The Liverpool care pathway is used in situations where modern medicine is unable to prevent a patient's deterioration and where they are expected to die within the next 48-72 hours. It ensures that symptoms which are entirely predictable and a natural part of dying are assiduously looked for and controlled to ease a person's suffering at the end of their life. The loss of the pathway will effectively remove medical ad nursing staff's ability to ease patients' suffering as they are dying and will lead to futile and extraordinary measures to prolong life where there is no chance of improvement or recovery. At a time when families should be able to calmly reflect and celebrate the lives of their loved one in peace, instead patient's final days and hours will be transformed into a frenzied circus of intravenous cannulae placement, nasoenteric feeding tubes, 6 hourly infusions of fluids and antibiotics and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Allow patients to die in peace and enable our hospital staff to facilitate this as they have been doing since the inception of the Liverpool pathway.
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    Created by John Jacob
  • Reeintroduce the parker morris standards for all new construction projects
    This is a vital building block in delivering quality longlasting housing stock fit for a nation.With many new builds not large enough to live accommadate a family or survive beyond a twenty five year life span. The failure to build suitable or substandards housing even when new has a devistating impact on productivity and desirability of the UK to attract the best skilled labbor in the world requiring urgent action to support declining construction sector.
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    Created by Rob Jones
  • Keeping open Heaton Library (Newcastle upon Tyne)
    "Education; education, education", was Blair's cry when 1st elected; then he imposed the lack of grants available to would-be students; on the Saturday after school term ended! As a former teacher and someone who has benefited from grant-approved subsidy, it is my firm belief that READING is the key factor in improving one's mind; hence my despair at the threat of Library closures, which were available to children and adults who could not afford to buy key books, whatever their subject.
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    Created by Pamela Shaw
  • Elect the lion!: Brixton
    He will defend us with his sword and mallet thing.
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  • Say YES to a General Strike - Leeds TUC petition
    ‘The TUC in September 2012 passed the following motion by a large majority: "Congress accepts that the trade union movement must continue leading from the front against this uncaring government with a coalition of resistance taking coordinated action where possible with far reaching campaigns including the consideration and practicalities of a general strike." The TUC and it’s affiliated unions are therefore committed to consider the practicalities of launching a general strike in Britain. In the subsequent months the attacks on the working people of Britain have continued, with cuts in welfare, NHS privatisation, scapegoating of migrants, public sector job losses and restrictions on employment rights. We note however the lack of progress made in the terms of the above motion and in uniting the labour movement to mount a campaign of opposition against austerity. Therefore we the undersigned - trade unionists, workers, unemployed, pensioners, students, young people, and the disabled - call on the TUC to say YES to a general strike against all the cuts and name the day for it to begin. This should be done by no later than TUC Congress 2013.’
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    Created by Rebecca Allan
  • Plant Flowers for bees
    This is vitally important. Our bees are having enough trouble as it is without our local authorities planting non-pollinating plants. Also, I believe that if a community is given something beautiful to look at, people will get involved and start helping to keep the place tidy, which in turn will insensitive them to help control vandalism.
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    Created by Fiona Woodall
  • Stop Centrica investing in fracking
    British Gas owner, Centrica, is currently in talks with Cuadrilla to buy a stake in its fracking operations in Lancashire. By signing this petition you can send a clear message to Centrica that if it goes ahead with the deal you will consider switching your supplier (if you’re a British Gas customer) and may also advise friends and family to follow suit. Fracking – the extraction of shale gas through hydraulic fracturing of rock – has a wide range of potentially very serious environmental and social impacts. What’s alarming is that the areas under consideration for fracking cover most of the country. Despite assurances from the government and industry to the contrary, it’s impossible, no matter how stringent the legislation, to guarantee the integrity of shale gas wells. And any well failure can result in methane leakage and widespread groundwater contamination. Even if just a small fraction of the anticipated tens of thousands of wells fail – which they inevitably will – this will have disastrous, and potentially irreversible, consequences for our drinking water supply. Fracking also has devastating implications for climate change. The London School of Economics and Carbon Tracker recently warned that 80% of known fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if we’re to have a fighting chance of maintaining a habitable planet (http://www.carbontracker.org/carbonbubble) – and that’s before we even consider shale gas. The government and fossil fuel industry insist that it provides a low-carbon transition fuel until we develop our renewables infrastructure. This is nonsense – support for fracking will reduce the sense of urgency and divert desperately needed investment away from renewable energy. And there’s nothing low-carbon about shale gas – the energy-intensive extraction process, and inevitable methane leakage, gives shale gas a potentially higher carbon footprint than coal. Furthermore, shale gas will be used as well as, not instead of, coal. In addition to all this, fracking uses vast quantities of freshwater (expected to become scarcer under climate change) and produces similar quantities of waste water, all of which must be transported in thousands of road tankers, thundering through our towns and villages and damaging roads which will need to be fixed at taxpayers expense. House prices have reportedly dropped 24% near fracking sites in America, and there are already reports of people struggling to sell their houses in affected areas of Lancashire. And as if all this weren’t bad enough, almost all experts now agree that fracking won’t even bring down our energy bills, as many initially claimed. Quite simply, fracking will be great news for the fossil fuel industry and those in government with family ties and business interests in it. It will be very bad news indeed for almost everyone else. Public opposition has put a stop to fracking projects in Australia and Europe. It has also caused extremely costly delays here in the UK. Fracking is such an expensive, high-risk and controversial means of generating energy that it doesn’t take much to tip the balance for investors between being worth the risk and not. By keeping up the pressure on government and industry we can, together, put a stop to fracking in the UK. If you want to find out more about the impacts of fracking, and some of the myths that surround it, the following websites offer lots of useful information: http://refracktion.com/ http://reaf.org.uk/news.php http://stopfyldefracking.org.uk/latest-news/ http://frack-off.org.uk/
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    Created by Gwen Harrison
  • Patrick Mercer should resign his parliamentary seat
    Our MP's should lead by example. If I was caught doing a dishonest, or criminal act I would be expected to resign my position. His constituency voters should have the final say on whether he remains an MP.
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    Created by Paul Nicholls