Subject Predicate Object
fgb6Fi3T
a
Resource
External thing
UK Government and Parliament thing
E-petition
Rejected e-petition
UK Government and Parliament e-petition
e-petition has threshold attainment
nw0cubeQ
e-petition has moderation
ObsorEm5
rejected e-petition has rejection
ObsorEm5
external identifier
230003
UK Government and Parliament Id
230003
e-petition UK Government and Parliament Id
230003
action
Pass laws that petitions, such as this, must collect votes both for and against.
background
Frequently, petitions and similar are reported as having collected so many thousand votes. This only represents one side: without knowing how strong the opposing feeling is, the true public opinion can be misreported - and, decision-makers can be pushed into actions the majority don't actually want.
additional details
A petition is arguably the modern version of the pitchfork-wielding mob; it's very easy for individuals or groups to whip up strong feelings. Those opposing the motion feel disenfranchised - there is no *simple* and *immediate* way to register their opposition; they can only set up a counter-petition, which is liable to be rejected, or at least involves a delay, thus giving unfair advantage to the first petition. Such laws could in time be extended to apply to other similar opinion mechanisms.
created at
2018-10-08T17:32:46.765000+00:00
updated at
2018-10-25T14:53:51.379000+00:00
ObsorEm5
rejection has rejected e-petition
fgb6Fi3T
moderation has e-petition
fgb6Fi3T
nw0cubeQ
threshold attainment has e-petition
fgb6Fi3T