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Don’t Forget the #wowpetition!

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There’s been an astounding response to the petition demanding that Iain Duncan Smith back up his claim that he could live on £53 a week if he had to.

It’s a semi-jocular petition, but it has already had an impact. IDS was rattled enough to declare the petition a mere “stunt“, missing the irony that his comment, that inspired the petition, was no less a stunt.

At the time of writing this, the petition has been signed by 420,233 people. This is very embarrassing for IDS (though he would not regard it as shameful  as he doesn’t seem to have a sense of shame) and I hope many more people sign. (To do so, click here.)

If you’ve signed that one, why not sign the Wow petition? It also has the potential to embarrass IDS, but this one can do that in the heart of Parliament. It has already passed the mark where there has to be an official response from the DWP, but if we can push it to 100,000 signatures, that triggers a debate in the House of Commons.

It isn’t any more difficult to sign than the other one. The only extra thing you need to do is to click on the link in the email you’ll be sent. (If you can’t see it in your inbox, check your spam/junk folder.)

To sign the WOW petition, click here, and fill in the boxes. It’s easy!


Some Petitions – Please Sign

Via Wowpetition.com on Twitter:

“Thanks for following us and already signing Francesca Martinez’s epetitionhttp://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43154

We have a NEW THUNDERCLAP which we are very keen that you authorize on twitter by clicking “Support” here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/1066-wowpetition-com This enables the site to trigger an automatic 500-strong tweet on 31st January. It only works if we get 500 people by then though. We need to let Government know – we aren’t going away.”

There is an upcoming Panorama documentary on Monday 28th January at 20:30http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qgk9h dealing with the companies who have been paid billions by Government to find Disabled and Sick people work.
We ask that you are ready on internet forums, Twitter, Facebook, etc to apprise newly concerned people of WOWpetition.com during and after during media coverage of the programme. This is so important that people know there is a place they can express their concerns about the situation.

We also ask that you continue to sign other petitions:

Lynn’s #SignSaveLives Petition to exclude people with severe mental health sufferers from DLA assessments epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/35092

Sometimes we need to amplify people’s individual experiences and concerns about Welfare Reform. It is not just about principle, but because of SPECIFIC reasons and cases that the WCAs are problematic.

“Stop the intrusive black and white ATOS medical questioning for survivors of assault”
@ohdearyme has a petition asking for better support and facilites for victims/survivors of abuse/sexual abuse http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/44718 More info http://ohdearyme.com/

Set up after WWII for injured veterans to find work, Remploy was the UK’s biggest employer of Disabled People until the Coalition tore it asunder and put great numbers of Disabled People out of work.
Save Remploy Factories saveremployfactories.co.uk and Innovate to Stop Closurehttp://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/31056 #saveremploy

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant”

We know we ask a lot, but we believe that the petition system is growing all the time and more of a difference can be made. Make Government listen by continuing to raise awareness of these issues. The tide is turning.”


I’m using this image in forum signatures to link to this page – feel free to download it for your own use.

The #wowpetition – Please Sign!

Fighting the War on Welfare!


Regular readers might have notice that I’ve taken to putting Twitter hashtags in my blog post titles. The last one was #justiceforched, and was only partly meant to raise awareness of the subject, people trying to claim somebody must be innocent of rape because he is famous. I also wanted to take the piss out of those idiots.

On this occasion it’s purely awareness raising, so that the Wow (War on Welfare) petition gets as many signatures as possible.

If you think that taking money from people who can least afford it while giving more money to the already wealthy is wrong, and if you live in the UK, please nip over to http://wowpetition.com/, and click on “Sign It!” Fill in the required fields and, after clicking “Sign this petition”, look for the confirmation email which should be sent to your inbox (but which might be in your spam/junk folder). Once you’ve clicked on the link in that email, you’ve signed the petition.

There’s no argument that the benefits system can’t be improved. The argument is that it’s being destroyed, mainly by the use of lies and dodgy statistics.

The families with four generations who have never worked, though much cited by government ministers, don’t seem to exist, and the disabled people magically “cured” by Atos telling them they are fit for work are winning their appeals in record numbers, despite the enormous delays to those appeals.

Even if you are “able-bodied”, with no health problems that would make getting a job difficult, there aren’t enough jobs, especially when applicants are undercut by people being forced to work for nothing more than Job Seeker’s Allowance.

The ConDem government seems hell bent on making themselves and their friends richer on the backs of those less well off. They want to make it easier to sack employees, so please don’t think you are immune from their baleful ministrations just because you have a job. It could easily be you soon, being labelled a shirker.

Please sign the Wow petition!