Petition Tag - theresa may

1. Art Exhibition for Khadija Saye

If like me, you have been touched by the recent Grenfell Tower atrocity and would like to give back in some way, please sign this petition to see Khadija Saye's photography exhibited in one of London's most high profile art galleries. Khadija was a budding photographer on the cusp of success but her journey was cut short by the awful and avoidable Grenfell Tower fire. On the day of the fire, she had met with an Art Director with a view to showcasing her work, this makes the ensuing tragedy all the more heartbreaking.

Outside of showcasing her talent, this petition and ultimately the exhibit will be a way to raise awareness for not just Khadija's work, but for all the victims whom will not get the chance to realise their potential and act as a reminder that the fight for justice continues.

2. Do not scrap healthy school lunches for primary school children

900,000 children from low-income families currently benefit from a hot healthy school lunch - a policy that serves them now and the NHS long into the future.

The NHS spends £16 billion a year on the direct medical costs of diabetes and conditions related to being overweight or obese.. That is double what we spend treating cancer. Teaching our youngest school children about healthy food, by serving it to them every day, is a very good investment.

The official petitions website is closed as parliament is dissolved, so we felt compelled to set up our own. After the election, we will hand deliver this petition to the new Government.

After 10,000 signatures, petitions have previously received a response from the government.

3. John's Law

John was attacked 2.5yrs ago he sustained life changing injuries and waited 2.5 yrs to get justice. By the time it got to court his health had deteriorated so much that he was unable to give good evidence. two of his attackers were found not guilty and one guilty and the one who was found guilty was only sentenced to 2ys 9 mths. We would like the justice system to rethink their sentencing on such life changing injuries. John has said if the system changed its sentencing and made it stiffer then perhaps this would set a president and send out a message that the the uk is not a place to be messed with. Come on UK enough is enough lets get this sentencing sorted out once and for all and save someone else going through this ordeal.

4. Make Jennifer Juan the next UK Poet Laureate

Jennifer Juan should be the next poet laureate to continue the work of those before her, in raising awareness of the great art of poetry, and celebrating the beauty of British culture through literature.

Jennifer has a large following of young fans, and while she could exploit them for profit, instead she has focused on teaching them about poetry, and making poetry accessible to young people.

She writes about all kinds of things, such as mental health, poverty, relationships, world affairs and history.

At a time when we have a female prime minister, a female ruler, why couldn't we have a second female poet laureate and prove that poetry isn't a men's club. Jennifer would also be the first biracial poet laureate, finally bringing more diversity to the role.

Jennifer would be a great successor to Carol Ann Duffy, and would continue her legacy, while also adding her own.

5. Stop Theresa May from making immigrants homeless

In what has been widely condemned as a desperate attempt by the Conservative's to secure the anti-immigrant vote for the 2015 elections, the recent Theresa May sponsored Immigration bill includes plans to require landlords to check the immigration status of would be tenants, imposing a fine of up to £3,000 on any found letting to illegal immigrants.

Details of the bill can be found here

There are widespread concerns that this will lead to discrimination against non EU immigrants as a whole, as Landlords would prefer to err on the side of caution

BBC's Inside Out programme of Monday 14 October provides evidence that there is current practice of discrimination amongst landlords and letting agents against Afro-Carribean people, confirming fears that this would lead to further discrimination which could effectively prevent black and other minority groups from renting. Please see link to documentary

This law will only serve to foster further discrimination and untold hardship for the individuals and families that will be affected by it, and seems such a hefty price to pay to further a political agenda.

6. Allow Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer to Speak in UK

Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer reach millions of freedom-loving people across the globe. Pamela Geller has rescued girls from certain death and paid homage to those who perished in the desire to be free from slavery. Robert Spencer is a world-renowned authority whose family suffered in the Middle East where he originates from.

While Islamic hate preachers come to the UK to preach wife-beating and anti-semitism in mosques, we in the UK are entitled to know what threats these people and their followers are to our country.

Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer only speak the truth, and for that there is nothing to fear.

7. Grant Luqman Onikosi Leave To Remain in the UK

Luqman arrived in the UK in 2007 on a study visa and in 2009, whilst studying at the University of Sussex, he was diagnosed with hepatitis B, chronic liver condition. His liver shows fibrotic change and he suffers debilitating symptoms including fatigue, pain and nausea as a result of his condition.

To maintain his health, every six months Luqman must undergo a liver biopsy, liver function ultrasound scan, a muscle reflex test, a Hep B load test, Fibrosis score test, ALT Score test, E antigen test and liver function test. Neither treatment for the condition, nor monitoring, is available in Nigeria.

Luqman has explored all available possibilities for treatment in Nigeria to no avail. As virology specialist, Dr. C.I Anyanwu, attests:

“The level of treatment available in Nigeria is mainly for diagnosis for Hepatits B, but there is no definitive treatment available for the level of his condition he is experiencing, in Nigeria at present.

According to his medical report, he requires intensive medical monitoring, test and treatment for which if it occur to him while in Nigeria, we would have refer him to hospital abroad where the required facilities are available [sic].”

On 23/10/11 and 12/03/12 Luqman’s brothers Kolade Onikosi and Hanuna Onikosi, who were resident in Nigeria, died of complications of chronic Hepititis B, and the petition is to demand that the removal of Luqman be reconsidered, given that the consequences are likely to be fatal.

While at the university, despite his failing health, Luqman tirelessly continued to make a valuable contribution within the university and the Brighton and Hove community. This included co-founding the ‘Hear Afrika Society’, and leading several high profile campaigns on issues such as racism, the environmental crisis and the economic rights of international students. In the wider community, he was part of ‘Brighton and Hove Climate Connection’ and ‘Brighton and Hove Black History’ groups. After graduating, Luqman worked with the Nigerian High Commission in London before his ill health forced him to resign. He is now setting up his own registered company as an education consultant and overseas’ student recruitment agent.

8. Let Gari Bimha and his family stay!

In August 2003, Gari Bimha arrived in the UK following his Wife and children. Forcibly conscripted into the Zimbabwean (Rhodesian) National Army in 1979 he served the compulsory term, resigning in 1988. He then trained as a minister before rejoining the Army, hoping to do some good in his position as an Army Chaplain.

He was granted a UK student visa in 2003 (2 yrs) to study at Bristol, this was renewed for an internship and he then gained a 1 year visa as an assistant minister. Further visa applications were denied. In 2009, leave to remain / asylum was denied. Rights of appeal were not granted. Further appeals have all been dismissed.

Gari took annual leave to travel to the UK in order to escape atrocities and corruption in Zimbabwe. It was his moral conclusion that he could not serve his country under President Mugabe. His status in the Zimbabwean Army is 'Deserter', the punishment for which is typically torture and execution. Gary fled his occupation and country rather than resign knowing the likely outcome of trying to gain Army clearance.

HM Government believe the situation in Zimbabwe does not pose a threat to Gary and his family!

The reality is that he faces torture and execution if forced to return.

Gary, his Wife Bridget and children participate wholeheartedly in the life of Plymouth and of their community. They have completed and passed the "life in the UK" assessment.

He and his family, are now at risk of removal back to Zimbabwe.

We believe that this decision is against all sense of humanity and natural justice, and are calling on the Home Office to use their powers of discretion and allow Gari and his family to stay.

9. Save the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is an independent body responsible for enforcing equality legislation on age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status, and encouraging compliance with the Human Rights Act.

In its first two years the Commission:

• ensured protection for 6 million carers against discrimination in employment
• answered over 70, 000 contacts a year to the Helpline
• resolved 80% of enforcement cases without the need to go to court
• advised 136,000 businesses about upholding equality during the downturn
• distributed £10 million in grants to 285 different voluntary groups delivering frontline services across the country

…to name but a few achievements, all this at a cost of less than £1 a year per person living in Great Britain.

The work of the Commission is now under threat. The government plans to slash its budget by 68% (compared to when it was set up in 2007).

It is likely to;

• lose more than half its workforce
• reduce its legal enforcement ability
• close its Helpline to the public, business and the public sector
• lose its regional offices
• end its grants to charities or projects disability groups and community organisations that are often the first port of call for victims of discrimination and harassment.

At a time of unprecedented cuts that will hit the most vulnerable in society hardest, far right politics scapegoating minority communities and a roadblock needed to restrict the worst excesses of an unregulated market, we must save the EHRC.

10. Theresa May to stay in Post of Equalities Minister

In the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat cabinet Theresa May has been appointed as Minister for Women and Equality.

Prior to this appointment her voting record on gay rights has included:

She voted against lowering the age of consent in homosexual relationships to 16.

She voted against gay adoption rights.

We would like to make it clear that this campaign is not politically motivated, and is in no way a campaign against any political party.

Furthermore it is campaigning only for Theresa May's continuation in this specific post, as she is entitled to her opinions as much as anyone else, and also has a right to vote on what she believes rather than pressurised to vote a certain way.

If anyone thinks she is prejudiced though I suggest you visit this link:

This petition is designed to counteract a petition already launched demanding her removal from this position, and to support her views. Not everyone agrees or accepts the current stance on Gays.