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Petition against the BNP

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northernrefugee39 Tue 09-Jun-09 10:58:56

This is a Not in my Name petition to be handed into the European Parliament on the day Griffin and Brons take their seats

http://action.hopenothate.org.uk/notinmyname

northernrefugee39 Tue 09-Jun-09 10:59:37

action.hopenothate.org.uk/notinmyname
Sorry!
Forgot brackets.

nickytwotimes Tue 09-Jun-09 11:02:30

Thanks northern.
They make me so angry.

northernrefugee39 Tue 09-Jun-09 11:06:58

Me too.
Really angry....
I've realised that my name and post code were on the petition- so have asked towers to delete it.
Did you notice that?

I'll have to start another thread if they do.
Blast.

Gnomes.
Following me.

nickytwotimes Tue 09-Jun-09 11:07:59

I didn't see your postcode/name when I clicked on it.

angelene Tue 09-Jun-09 11:08:06

I hope all the people who didn't get out and vote don't sign this as they clearly haven't realised the seriousness of the issue.

Sorry. I am still FURIOUS.

northernrefugee39 Tue 09-Jun-09 12:22:26

Thanks nickytwotimes.
No- apparently it doesn't show up- Helen at towers very kindly and swiftly told me.smile
My dcs had some strange things happen recently -I live I don't know if it's anything to do with gnomes knowing where I live, although they've published this on the internet.

angelene- yes, I know.
I was thinking about whether I believe in compulsory voting as in Australia, and still haven't decided if i agree with that.
Do you?
There could be a box saying "none of the above" to register protest.
But I don't think I agree with it being compulsory.

fondant4000 Tue 09-Jun-09 12:29:54

Your name appears (and your photo if you sent one) because you are looking at it from the computer you entered your details with.

If you looked from someone else's computer you wouldn't see that.

I think it's to do with the cookies that are put on your computer when you do it. So whenever you visit it you see your details.

They should sort it out though - I know it's put a couple of people off doing it.

northernrefugee39 Tue 09-Jun-09 13:07:06

Thanks fondant
Yes, they should sort that out, it's a mite disconcerting...

AnathemaDevice Tue 09-Jun-09 13:08:48

Signed, posted a link in another thread about the BNP on here, and on my Facebook. Got DH to post a link on his Facebook too, hopefully will get a few more signatures that way. It really scares me that there are nearly a million people in this country who voted BNP.

choccyp1g Tue 09-Jun-09 13:12:26

Signed. It's the least we can do.

northernrefugee39 Tue 09-Jun-09 13:22:28

Oh that's great- you can add up to 10 names and pass them on.
Anathema- me too- it's horrifying.
It's as if all those people were a bit ashamed and weren't public about it now feel it's legitimate.
The centre right in Europe too.
These are scary times.

wannaBe Tue 09-Jun-09 13:23:15

"upload a photo of yourself holding a sign saying "Not in my name"" That puts me off tbh.

I detest everything that the bnp stand for. But the thought of putting a photo of myself up there makes me fearful, because we just don't know who looks at these petitions, who has access to them (it's public after all) and what they're capable of.

Unicornvomit Tue 09-Jun-09 13:24:32

have signed it already. thanks for linking

Stretch Tue 09-Jun-09 13:27:21

I didn't upload a photo, and still signed.

19fran76 Tue 09-Jun-09 13:29:13

Signed. Thank you for posting the link.

Unicornvomit Tue 09-Jun-09 13:30:26

i did not do a picture either.

northernrefugee39 Tue 09-Jun-09 13:38:32

No- I didn't upload a photo.

I agree, it's a bit hmm

But most people upload pics on facebook etc all the time, it's not that unusual.

jofeb04 Tue 09-Jun-09 13:41:33

Signed it, with no photo.

lou031205 Tue 09-Jun-09 13:44:12

I am a bit confused...

Most individuals in the UK have the right to vote.

Some did.

The BNP got enough votes to secure 2 seats.

THAT IS DEMOCRACY

I hate the idea of the BNP representing the UK, but our country stands and falls on democracy, and the country has voted.

In some ways, this very petition seems to contradict the 'freedoms' we as a country have fought for.

northernrefugee39 Tue 09-Jun-09 13:47:55

They got in because of voter apathy lou031205, not because of a huge surge of interest.
Your post might make more sense if your second from last sentence read
" The country has not voted"
It's horrifying that they managed to skim through.
This petition is also democracy- by saying they don't represent the vast majority.
Thank God.

northernrefugee39 Tue 09-Jun-09 13:53:33

They got in because of voter apathy lou031205, not because of a huge surge of interest.
Your post might make more sense if your second from last sentence read
" The country has not voted"

It's horrifying that they managed to skim through.
This petition is also democracy- by saying they don't represent the vast majority.
Thank God.
Apathy in times like this can allow terrible things to
happen.
Not taking action or speaking out against what is clearly wrong isn't right imo.
For people like this to have been given a legitimate voice because people didn't vote as a protest about the government, expenses etc is a scandal.

northernrefugee39 Tue 09-Jun-09 13:54:37

They got in because of voter apathy lou031205, not because of a huge surge of interest.
Your post might make more sense if your second from last sentence read
" The country has not voted"

It's horrifying that they managed to skim through.
This petition is also democracy- by saying they don't represent the vast majority.
Thank God.
Apathy in times like this can allow terrible things to
happen.
Not taking action or speaking out against what is clearly wrong isn't right imo.
For people like this to have been given a legitimate voice because people didn't vote as a protest about the government, expenses etc is a scandal.

SomeGuy Tue 09-Jun-09 13:57:05

They do represent Britain, clearly. They got 2 seats out of 72. That is less than 3% of the total. Which actually underrepresents their level of support.

THey aren't representing me, but they certainly represent probably about 5% of the country.

Unicornvomit Tue 09-Jun-09 13:57:32

they don;t represent me.
and it is my democratic right to protest

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