Quote from today's Guardian:

"David Cameron's pledge to allow the public to choose topics for parliamentary debates is being watered down following a series of political embarrassments, Westminster sources have claimed.

Ministers have discussed increasing the number of online signatures needed before a petition is considered for a Commons debate from 100,000 to 150,000".

This should NOT happen, under ANY circumstances. The people of this country have little enough say in Gov policy, as it is. Peaceful protest is ignored, appeals are ignored, and now this. In addition, it seems that should an opinion be one which a party-majority is required, then a whip is employed to gain the vote required by this Gov.

True democracy, indeed!

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

It did not have a clear statement explaining what action you want the government to take.

You can't sign this petition because it wasn't accepted for publication. But you can still give your opinion on it here at!

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Created By

Margaret Oliver

Created On

Tuesday 15 November 2011

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