Friday, 8 January 2016

Thanet and the parliamentary petitions.

As Jim Morrison said. “You cannot petition the lord with prayer!” However you can petition parliament with the internet and it is difficult to fiddle the online parliament petitions system, so the results of these petitions are a fairly accurate indicator of the number of UK citizens or the number of citizens in a particular UK constituency who feel about something strongly enough to spend a few seconds of their life signing an internet petition about it.

Here in Ramsgate and South Thanet top issues are:-
Put funding in place to save The Royal School for Deaf Children, Margate, Kent.
1,169 signatures from South Thanet
(6,123 signatures total)
Stop all immigration and close the UK borders until ISIS is defeated.
979 signatures from South Thanet
(455,795 signatures total)
No to using the former Kent Manston Airport as an alternative to Operation Stack
659 signatures from South Thanet
(1,562 signatures total)
Block Donald J Trump from UK entry
595 signatures from South Thanet
(571,787 signatures total)
Consider Manston Airport with High Speed rail as a credible third London Airport
568 signatures from South Thanet
(1,856 signatures total)
Stop allowing immigrants into the UK.
461 signatures from South Thanet
(213,163 signatures total)

While over in Margate and North Thanet top issues are:-
Stop all immigration and close the UK borders until ISIS is defeated.
940 signatures from North Thanet
(455,795 signatures total)
Put funding in place to save The Royal School for Deaf Children, Margate, Kent.
842 signatures from North Thanet
(6,123 signatures total)
No to using the former Kent Manston Airport as an alternative to Operation Stack
549 signatures from North Thanet
(1,562 signatures total)
Block Donald J Trump from UK entry
471 signatures from North Thanet
(571,787 signatures total)
Stop allowing immigrants into the UK.
444 signatures from North Thanet
(213,163 signatures total)
Consider Manston Airport with High Speed rail as a credible third London Airport
427 signatures from North Thanet
(1,856 signatures total)
Accept more asylum seekers and increase support for refugee migrants in the UK.
344 signatures from North Thanet
(448,929 signatures total)

Here are the links



Here in the bookshop it’s the closure of The Royal School for the Deaf that has been the main local issue that people have been talking about over the last month, so there may be some correlation between the subjects of these petitions and what locals are talking and thinking about.  

  

1 comment:

  1. Re the Royal School for the deaf, the ratio of staff to children in all the news reports seem extremely high, almost 10 staff to I child. I suppose this may have something to do with the shortage of money.

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