Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011
Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)
Our tradition of representative parliamentary democracy is seriously undermined by the new e-petition scheme. Our MP's are not delegates. They are representatives and it is their judgement which we elect them for. One of the biggest dangers in a democracy is that of reactionary or populist measures, such as restoring the death penalty. This is a particular problem with the modern mass media culture. Instead we should focus on evidence based policy and the defence of our parliamentary traditions. The e-petition scheme should be abolished.
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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.
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