Petition - Convicted London rioters should loose all benefit
Hi all, im aware this is massively off topic, but please read
As you will all have read, the riots are still causing mayhem in many major cities in the UK and it is tearing apart many people's beliefs in our current government and our fellow person...
Many of you that have an opinion on this will be, like myself, pointing the finger directly at the rioters for being such lowlife scum instead of being distracted by all the talk that will try to protect the rioters and blame the current or previous government entirely. Yeh David and Nick aren't great - you can say that loads of things have helped contribute to this happening - but you CANNOT get away from the fact that if these rioters weren't such thieving arsehole pricks then it wouldn't be happening at all...
Some of you that are on Facebook may have seen a link to an e-petition on a Direct.gov website. the way it works is that if an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures in the alloted timescale, it stands a very good chance of being debated in the house of commons. The petitions states:
Convicted London rioters should loose all benefits.
Responsible department: Department for Work and Pensions
Any persons convicted of criminal acts during the current London riots should have all financial benefits removed. No tax payer should have to contribute to those who have destroyed property, stolen from their community and shown a disregard for the country that provides for them.
I think that this is a very fair and just policy that could very easily make it's way into law. We can't argue the pros and cons in a debate ourselves but we can help to make sure it gets talked about at least!
I'm not particularly politcial but I do feel very strongly about this - I am appauled at the number of people trying to puposely cause mayhem and ruin our (once great) country "for a laugh", as well as stealing from genuine, honest and hardworking people. It's worse to see that people only a couple of years younger than me (I'm 21) out on the streets at night time with f*ck all else to do that be dickhead and smash somebody elses shopfront up...
See below for a link to the petition - please do fill in all the information and respond the the confirmation email or else it won't count!