How come a new e-petition, in a matter of days, can accumulate 100,000 signatures without really trying?
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.
The petition has now been formally referred to a committee which will decide whether to hold a debate.And yet the petition to "Amend the smoking ban" can only muster a paltry 145???
Should we give up now and keep our tails between our legs like shivvering whippets I wonder.
Update: I've just checked the British Bullshit Corporation and can't find any petition with 100, 000 petitioners on it but did find "Convicted London rioters should loose all benefits." with 144,464 petitioners on it. Is this another case of journo's not checking their facts nor their figures. Nothing new there then..