Subject Predicate Object
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Resource
External thing
UK Government and Parliament thing
E-petition
Rejected e-petition
UK Government and Parliament e-petition
e-petition has threshold attainment
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e-petition has moderation
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rejected e-petition has rejection
D4rHn2Zy
external identifier
232881
UK Government and Parliament Id
232881
e-petition UK Government and Parliament Id
232881
action
Referenda need an unambiguous (super majority) to enact constitutional change.
background
Referenda are divisive. Government abdicates its responsibilities (avoiding potential elector fallout). If government require us to vote on matters of MAJOR constitutional change, they should ensure the terms of that referendum have very clear & unambiguous outcome conditions.
additional details
Recent plebiscites (Scottish Independence & Brexit) resulted in extreme social division, with strenuous objections to & denial of the outcomes, resulting in futile time consuming/distracting efforts to re-run both votes due to close results. It's not logical or sensible for MAJOR change to be settled 50/50. MAJOR change requires a minimum 60% vote & a 75% turnout. This criteria means ONLY 45% of the electorate needs to vote in favour of the change to make it happen. If the public are NOT engaged enough to achieve this, then its more than reasonable to retain the status quo and reject the suggested change.
created at
2018-11-14T12:58:25.580000+00:00
updated at
2018-11-21T11:47:25.578000+00:00
D4rHn2Zy
rejection has rejected e-petition
f08fY62n
moderation has e-petition
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2xMhU0fG
threshold attainment has e-petition
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