There have been a bunch of online petitions calling on government ministers to try living on the derisory welfare levels the unemployed and disabled have to live on – maybe you’ve signed one or two. But they’re a waste of time, right? IDS is already calling these petitions “a complete stunt” and claims he knows what it’s like on the breadline because he’s been unemployed a couple of times.
But there is a petition that the government are supposedly duty-bound to take notice of – the one at epetitions.direct.gov.org. According to the government:
e-petitions are an easy, personal way for you to influence government and Parliament in the UK. You can create an e-petition about anything that the government is responsible for and if it gets at least 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in the House of Commons. You can find more information about how the House of Commons deals with e-petitions on the Backbench Business Committee website.
So how about we all sign this petition, urge our friends to sign it, urge our friends to urge their friends to sign… you can see where I’m going with this, right?
Let’s go get ’em, tiger!