Submitted on Friday 2nd December 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)
Rescind the deal for Dow Chemicals to sponsor the 'wrap' at the Olympic Stadium
Your rejection (for the second time) shows how scared the government is of public opinion (witness the EU referendum and fuel duty petitions). It makes a mockery of the e-petition process.
Your grounds for rejection (The IOC has sole responsibility for negotiations concerning worldwide Olympic sponsors) are a fabrication as this was clearly a local negotiation with the funding going to LOCOG. It may well be that Dow Chemicals are global sponsors, as negotiated by the IOC, but that is wholly irrelevant.
I am sure that most observers would expect our ministers to welcome a means of avoiding this embarrassing 'banana skin' (of its own making) based on public support from petitioners on the PM's website. Wait for the backlash next summer. You will not be able to claim that you could not see it coming!
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