Submitted on Thursday 18th August 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
Amend e-petitions to actually be useful to the majority
Currently this site is designed and run incorrectly. If a petition reaches 100,000 signatures it is debated in the House of Commons. This means that once again we are pandering our politics to minorities rather than to the majority.
E-petitions should forthwith be amended so that a majority of 100,000 signatures is required and people can vote "No" to an e-petition as well as being in favour of it.
Only if a clear 100,000 people vote yes after "No" votes are deducted should it be debated. Otherwise we are opening the floor to debate issues that only 100,001 members of the population are in favour of.
You can't sign this petition because it was rejected. But you can still comment on it here at Repetition.me!
The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:
There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.
You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.
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