No 10 Downing Street e-petitions dealing with England and the English

The Government scheme for e-petitions (http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/) which the public can initiate and/or vote on is now live. If a petition can garner 100,000 votes in a maximum of a year, Parliament will then consider whether to  debate the subject of the petition.  Although there is no guarantee of a debate, it would be politically  difficult to refuse one because a failure to debate an issue would nakedly reveal  the scheme as  simply a piece of political elite PR.

There are already quite a  few petitions, the large majority being serious. The most popular subjects are those which the British political class wish they could censor out of public debate: immigration, race, foreign aid, Islam, the EU,  the corruption of the political class, warmongering, weakness in punishing criminals, the death penalty, the harassment of motorists, the cost of transport  and the imbalance of the devolution settlement with England left high and dry without a political class to look after her interests.

There is a good deal of duplication, not least because the search function is poor and it is difficult to see exactly what has been put up by other people.  Nonetheless, it gives a good idea of what the public is most  interested in.

Below are links to the petitions with an English interest  which have already been sanctioned as of today. Where there are misspellings or typos, this is because those moderating the submissions are putting them up on the site without correction.

SELF GOVERNMENT FOR ENGLAND View

Creation of an English Parliament View

English Parliament for English democracy View

English Parliament  View

A Devolved English Parliament View

UK Parliament and English Assembly View

English votes for English MPs View

To stop Scottish MPs voting on English law in Parliament View

English Parliament for English democracy View

Separate, equal and devolved Scottish, English, Welsh and Northern Irish Parliaments View

English Law, Not Shariah Law View

KIng Alfred The Great Day View

Make St. George’s Day a Public Holiday View

The Queen should not be head of state in Scotland ! View

Repeal the Scotland Act View

Abolish the Welsh Assembly, and restore Britain. View

Independence for the home nations. View

Establisment of a Cornish Assembly View

Petition for a Devolved Yorkshire Assembly View

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