80,000 signatures and suspending parliament

80,000 signatures is a significant milestone that was passed last night. There are now 19,961 signatures needed to reach the 100,000 signatures threshold. The news that the Westminster Parliament will be suspended on 12 September means, I am pretty sure, that all petitions will close on that date. Which means that we have 14 days…

We have a rival petition

We have a rival e-petition in favour of grouse shooting (all types) which was set up over a week ago and yesterday passed 3000 signatures. It needs a bit of help from the Chelsea set to get a remotely respectable number of signatures and that help has not yet been forthcoming. When we see the…

78,620 signatures in two weeks – a great start!

I caught myself feeling a bit disappointed with how quickly the signatures for Chris Packham’s petition were amassing the other day – but it is just two weeks of existence and well over three quarters of the way to the hoped-for 100,000 signatures. That is a fantastic rate of progress – let’s not forget. Here…

Ending week 2

It may seem longer, but at 4:25pm or so today we will have completed two weeks of this petition. It would be nice to have reached 80,000 signatures by then but I guess we’ll still be a little short of 79,000. In 2016, when we reached 100,000 for a similar petition in c20 weeks, at…