The Westminster government e-petition site closed about six hours early yesterday – at around 6pm rather than at the scheduled midnight. Is that the first broken promise of the general election campaign?
Our e-petition disappeared with no warning, along with all the others, but with around 22,400 signatures supporting the call to ban driven grouse shooting. This makes it more than twice as successful as Chrissie Harper’s e-petition on vicarious liability, more than twice as successful as John Armitage’s e-petition on licensing of game estates and more than twice as successful as Andrew Gilruth’s e-petition on the non-joint, non-published, non-plan.
Thank you, again, to all who signed, and all who promoted this e-petition. We have changed the tenor of the debate. We have made a start. We will not go away. We will be back.