Legally protect e-petitions
This e-petition is a response to the news article below:
In essence, elements within Government wish to dilute the effect of e-petitions so that they effectively mean nothing. This is aimed at rolling-back and denying the public any ability to initiate Parliamentary Debate on issues affecting them.
We consider the current threshold of 100,000 signatures is already too high; the proposals to raise the bar even higher would be indicative of contemptuous Government keen to sever and isolate itself from the electorate.
We urge the Government to maintain not only e-petitions, but promote other forms of interaction between itself and the public.
This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:
There is already an e-petition about this issue.
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