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Petition: Stop the DUP and Tories forming a minority government

(24 Posts)
tectonicplates Sat 10-Jun-17 14:19:28

I just wanted to let people know about this petition. No idea if anyone will listen, but it's only been going since yesterday and has ready reached 487,000 signatures at the time of writing.

www.change.org/p/winston-no-coalition-with-the-dup-may-out-postmanpratt1

olliegarchy99 Sat 10-Jun-17 14:47:29

TOGETHER they will NOT form a minority government - look it up!

Maudlinmaud Sat 10-Jun-17 14:51:06

I'm happy enough to let then go on ahead. If May is seeking a more formal coalition agreement it will be interesting.

tectonicplates Sat 10-Jun-17 14:56:14

So don't sign it then if you're not interested. Going by the contents of several posts here today and yesterday, plenty of Mumsnetters will.

Sunnymorningwithbacon Sat 10-Jun-17 14:57:44

You know your petition is worth fuck all

tectonicplates Sat 10-Jun-17 14:58:50

The DUP are anti-abortion, anti LGBT rights, and want to bring back the death penalty.

tectonicplates Sat 10-Jun-17 14:59:48

It's not my petition. I'm just passing the message on.

ExplodedCloud Sat 10-Jun-17 15:00:42

Torn on this one.

On one hand I think they'll find their position untenable very quickly and we'll be back at the ballot box very soon and hopefully the recent results will encourage even more left leaning votes.I'd like that to be because the Conservatives have dug their own hole and not because they were pushed by the 'left'.

On the other hand I'm not happy that the shambles are clinging to power and am worried that NI will be destabilised and we
must not have that.

Maudlinmaud Sat 10-Jun-17 15:02:39

Yes tectonic I live in NI. I'm well aware of their stance on these issues and I'm happy that the rest of the UK is now beginning to be informed too.

DancingLedge Sat 10-Jun-17 15:07:18

Despite the fact that the petition won't make a difference to this so called non-coalition between the Weak and Wobbly and a bunch of people who make the worst Kippers look moderate, nevertheless, worth signing, because protesting propping up a government with such an appalling needs doing.

Sunnymorningwithbacon Sat 10-Jun-17 15:07:50

What Maud said. And I said. And maud said. And treacle. And the rest of the ni mumsnetters all of whom pretty much have been saying on the eleventy billion threads about this since yesterday.

ImADingleDangleScarecrow Sat 10-Jun-17 15:13:42

Am in NI too - like others I am happy that the rest of the UK is now seeing exactly what the DUP is like. However, I am not happy that it could potentially start to unravel all the hard work put into the peace process and destabilise NI. I can't decide whether to sign the petition or not yet.

Lelloteddy Sat 10-Jun-17 15:53:13

They have TEN seats. Do you REALLY think that they're going to manage to pass legislation to bring back the death penalty? And criminalise same sex relationships again? And abortion?

The level of hysteria is incredible.
But yes, welcome to the world of the DUP rest of UK. They've only been part of the Westminster parliament for decades........

Ironfloor Sat 10-Jun-17 16:03:29

I'm also happy to let May dig her own grave. If she goes on like this, committing political suicide, it'll be a cakewalk for Labour to win at the next election.

ToniMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 10-Jun-17 18:13:10

Hi Everyone,
We'll be moving this thread to 'Petitions and activism' soon.

MissShittyBennet Sat 10-Jun-17 18:33:42

Not that I'm going to sign, but lelloteddy's view of it is too reductive. They're unlikely to be able to do any of these things by themselves, notwithstanding that they have literally already blocked gay marriage in one of the UK constituent countries, but clearly they are going to be in a position of greater power than most parties with 10 seats would be. Owen Paterson is already talking about a debate and vote on reducing the abortion term limits as a sweetener for them. There's a reason for that.

Lelloteddy Sat 10-Jun-17 19:15:19

Missshitty I'll refer you to the threads specifically relating to Owen Pattersons comments today.

MissShittyBennet Sat 10-Jun-17 19:24:35

Seen them, your view is still too reductive.

Lelloteddy Sat 10-Jun-17 19:47:23

So you REALLY think that the DUP will be able to pass legislation to criminalise homosexuality and abortion and bring back the death penalty?

SleepingTiger Sat 10-Jun-17 19:49:09

Cloud cukoo land

PigletWasPoohsFriend Sat 10-Jun-17 19:51:37

They aren't forming a coalition or a formal agreement it's 'supply and confidence' so petition is wrong. There is no coalition.

TwigTheWonderKid Sat 10-Jun-17 20:04:45

Really, Piglet ? www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-conservative-dup-coalition-formal-cabinet-positions-northern-irish-mps-democratic-a7783741.html

ToneDeafHamster Sat 10-Jun-17 20:07:24

So much stupid.

OlennasWimple Sat 10-Jun-17 20:08:51

Supply and confidence deal rather than coalition, so the petition is made further redundant

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