WikiLeaks: "protesters" or "rioters",... WikiLeaks: BBC reporting of London ri... WikiLeaks: UK riot cops beat boys on... Likeyou: RT - @BBCPolitics E-petiti... Top e-petition demands axing of benefits for rioters. 11 August 2011Last updated at 17:57 E-petitions have proven to be a popular innovation, with the website at times struggling to meet demand An e-petition calling for rioters to lose their benefits has hit 100,000 signatures and become the first to be considered for a Commons debate.
It has dwarfed others on the government website, which has struggled to deal with the volume of people accessing it. Public petitions website goes live. E-petitions are a way for you to influence government policy in the UK.
You can create an e-petition about anything that the government is responsible for. Commons Leader Sir George Young said any campaign on the site that was backed by 100,000 signatures would trigger consideration for debate in Parliament. London Riots. (The BBC will never replay this. Send it out)