Downing Street Petition Site Rejects

Thursday, 24th May 2007 at 9:00 UTC Leave a comment

Thought it might be amusing, having done a blog post on petitions, to look at some of the rejected petitions on the governments website, to see how many of them I’d like to sign.  The following may be vaguely offensive, somewhat amusing or a complete let down, but lets see where this gets us shall we?

Here’s a few I’d like to have signed:

  • “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to introduce corporal punishment for Prime Ministers who lie whilst in office.”  So many comments, so little time…
  • “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Face an international court and be tried for crimes against humanity in Iraq.”  Apparently this was rejected because it gave “names of individuals, or information where they may be identified, in relation to criminal accusations”.  Nice get out clause!
  • “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to give freedom to Tooting.”  Not that I have anything against Tooting.  But apparently the PM doesn’t have the right to do this.  Erm?  Oh well…  (Similarly for the Independent State of Lovely).
  • “Impose a maximum weight limit for women wearing stiletto heels as they pose a massive threat to other members of the public on dance floors and in crowded bars nationwide.”
  • “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to dance naked in the moonlight on midsummers day next.”  Then again, maybe its a sight we’d be safer not seeing!
  • “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Celebrate criminality as a means of protest.”  And let the Critical Mass do as it pleases!
  • “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Go Now!”  Amen.

Special mentions:

  • El Slobbo submitted: “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to nip round this weekend and give me a hand put me new windows in and paint the bog.”  Rejected because “It was outside the remit or powers of the Prime Minister and Government”!  What, Blair doesn’t know any basic DIY?
  • “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Force terestrial television newsreaders to wear underpants on their head.”
  • “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to ban broccoli as an edible foodstuff and reclassify it as a toxic substance”.  I think it was a child that created it as well.
  • “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Ban Gorgonzola.”  Mum would be pleased!
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