Petition to remove Michael Gove from Office.. please sign
I know theres hundreds of online petitions.. but sign thisPosted 4 years agoonehundredthidiotMember
Surely this is increased democracy?
In a true democracy we would vote for individuals for each post (obviously not possible) not political parties that place whichever greasy pole climber will aid the leaders aims in that position.
Something like this lets the politicians know that the electorate at large do not agree with a particular stand point.Posted 4 years agoigmSubscriber
Guys, a general election is a way of removing him from the House of Commons, not from government office. Obviously not all MPs are ministers, but equally you don’t need to be an MP to hold a ministerial position – plenty have been Lords in the past and Lords (last time I checked) aren’t elected by us.
Now as for removing Gove, I’d happily have him deported from the planet. Can he take George “don’t call me Gideon ‘cos people might think I’m posh” Osbourne with him?Posted 4 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
Gove did not have enough hugs as a kid IMO.
I also have a list of the next changes and suggestions he has in mind -they are the ones that Hattie researched as least effective in improving learning – see the bottom 10 😉Posted 4 years agocrankboyMember
A general election is where I select a specific individual who I wish to represent me in Parliament . I do not get to vote for a party nor do I get a say in who is in cabinet or what department they run. This petition is more Democratic. Than the once every 4 years musical chairs competition.Posted 4 years agorogerthecatMember
Pointless guff, if you think they will take notice of 25k+ people signing an online petition when they ignored close to1m people demonstrating against a war then you are sadly deluded.
If it’s just a cathartic exercise, knock yourselves out. But as has been said ^^^, if you are really bothered, get organised and use the system in place to remove him.Posted 4 years agoandytherocketeerSubscriber
What Robdob said.
Most of those signing probably voted for party XYZ* because that’s who their dad voted for all his life.
(* even though you don’t vote for a party in Westminster elections, you vote for a member to represent you in parliament)
Move to Surrey or have Gove in parliament. Bloody hell that’s a tough one.
There’s a trail centre nearby. Might be in a neighbouring constituency, but it’s near enough. 😉Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
the problem is hes got a big majority amongst the legions of (generational) Torry voters in surrey, so youll have spent an awfull lot of money on a tiny house and have arseholes for nieghbours and he’ll still get re-elected (coz they all send their kids to private school anyway)Posted 4 years agoGaryLakeMember
There’s a difference between him being an MP and a cabinet minister though – my MP is Liam Fox but he was removed from being defence minister.
I think the petition is a little vague, we don’t need him being removed as an MP, just as education minister and that is entirely possible.
Not that I’d have any hope for his successor being any different.Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
Voting in general elections doesn’t work. Did anyone vote for a ConDem coalition? We’ve effectively got a Tory government that we didn’t vote for.
Tony Blair, in his most popular years, still only managed to get 1 in 5 of the voting age population to vote for him.
The votes of most people don’t matter – most people live in safe seats. Elections are decided by a few marginal seats where all the parties concentrate their attention – that’s why all three main parties are basically identical.Posted 4 years ago
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