Dear John H Baker,My emphasis above. Who the hell reads the "Terms and Conditions" of anything that comes from the net? Well I'm about to to see why my petition was rejected and I will rephrase my wording to accommodate them, unless the words smoking and ban offends their sensibilities.
Your e-petition "Amend the smoking ban on pubs, clubs and bingo halls." hasn't been accepted.
There is already an e-petition about this issue.
Please see petition "Amend the smoking ban".
View your rejected e-petition
If you'd like to submit a new e-petition, please read the site's terms and conditions which explain the rules in detail.
HM Government e-petitions http://epetitions.direct.gov.
I'll remind you readers again what I put in my now rejected petition:
The smoking ban in the UK was built on a tissue of lies about SHS (Second Hand Smoke) to appease the EU and the domestic Tobacco Control movement prevalent in our ‘big society’. This socially divisive ban should be amended to allow businesses their property rights and be allowed to say whether they allow smoking in their privately owned establishments or not.
There is a movement afoot in this country that apes the puritans of old that want to inflict laws on the people of the UK that forbid them personal choices and freedoms. That failed then and it will fail now as our freedoms and choices will not be bartered.
Now here's the petition that I was rejected in favour of:I therefore ask this government to give businesses the freedom to choose whether they go smoking or non smoking.The smoking ban was never about health but about social control.Please sign this petition for the sake of freedom and democracy.I am a founder member of Freedom2Choose dot info.
Amendment of the smoking ban allowing proprietors of businesses to decide whether or not to allow smoking on their premises.Was it something I said? Anyway I've signed the petition and you can too but if you can give me any suggestions as to what to write and where I may have gone wrong then I'd be eternally grateful.
I'm off now to have a read of their 'terms and conditions' in an effort to find out why they are being so bloody pedantic?