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Vexen Crabtree 2015


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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

12 current worthwhile items on petition.parliament.uk

Plus a note on how many signatures they have at the moment, and, when their deadline is (each petition lasts 6 months).

(1) "Remove Church of England Bishops from the House of Lords" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/118654 . 12k signatures, deadline 2016 Jul 15.

(2) "Enforce mandatory drug tests for all Members of Parliament" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105119 . 9k signatures, deadline 2016 Jan 29 (SOON!).

(3) "Make planting trees a priority to reduce flooding by improving soil and drainage" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/117136 . 26k signatures, deadline 2016 Jun 29.

(4) "Make Organ Donation registration in England automatic" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/111185 . 8k signatures, deadline 2016 Apr 27.

(5) "Force newspapers to publish corrections on same page and size as original error" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105108 . 7k signatures, deadline 2016 Jan 28.

(6) "To prevent all hydraulic fracturing from taking place within the Peak District" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/117267 . 6k signatures, deadline 2016 Jul 07.

(7) "Have tougher, longer sentences for animal cruelty" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105764 . 4k signatures, 2016 Feb 06.

(8) "Pay the childcare element of tax credits direct to the childcare provider" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/105995 . 3k signatures, deadline 2016 Feb 11.

(9) "The United Kingdom needs a new National Anthem" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/108656 . 3k signatures, deadline 2016 Mar 18.

(10) "Have MPs swear allegiance to the PEOPLE not the Monarchy" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/109468 . 2k signatures, 2016 Mar 30.

(11) "Keep Universal Infant Free School Meals in schools in England" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/107913 . 42k signatures, deadline 2016 Mar 11.

(12) "Reverse the decision to allowing fracking under our national parks" - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/116344 . 31k signatures, deadline 2016 Jun 18.

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Yesterday, of all petitions, the second most signed is one entitled "Stop all immigration and close the UK borders until ISIS is defeated", with 458,977 signatures. I was horrified, until I saw the next most popular one, with only a fraction fewer signatures: "Accept more asylum seekers and increase support for refugee migrants in the UK", with 449,616 signatures.

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