The UK has an interesting new system that means that if an “e-petition” gets enough support, the House of Parliament have to debate it.Top of the list is… the death penalty.
The way it works is that if petition gets more than 100,000 signatures, it must be debated, reports the BBC. So far no petition has broken 1,000 signatures but the death penalty is coming first.
The movement for a return to the death penalty has been growing recently in the UK. Political blogger and Piers Morgan-hater Guido Fawkes (aka Paul Staines) has been a prominent supporter, and a poll in 2010 found that 74% of Brits supported the death penalty in some circumstances.
Opposition party Labour has hit out against the e-petition plan, claiming that the scheme will lead to “crazy ideas” being debated.
Other top petitions currently include a campaign to get Formula One car racing free to air on British television, and the legalization of recreational drugs.
The second biggest petition though? A petition to stop the death penalty!
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