Sunday, 4 June 2017

Petition calls for "safety" and martial law

This will play into the hands of Theresa May and may be what was intended all along. This is more or less a petition for martial law.


"'I and I'm quite sure a high percentage of the UK population agree that now is not the time to have a general election, after a second devastating attack I believe it is time to prioritise the safety of our country and its people, that's why I ask you to call off the general election for the foreseeable future.'"

'It is time to prioritise the safety of our country and its people': Social media users call for the General Election to be suspended following the London Bridge attack

  • At least sis people are feared dead following the attack on Saturday night
  • Petition has called for the election to be suspended 'for the foreseeable future'
  • Prime Minister will chair emergency response comittee meeting on Sunday

4 June, 2017

Calls for the Government to suspend the election have been launched in the wake of the London Bridge attack.

People have taken to social media to voice their concerns over the country going to the polls on Thursday.

A petition has also already been launched calling for the election to be suspended 'for the foreseeable future'.

Six victims are dead after three men with 12-inch hunting knives reportedly stabbed revellers after mowing down up to 20 people with a white van on London Bridge.

The attack comes less than two weeks after 22 people were killed by suicide bomber Salman Abedi at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

There was no immediate announcement whether there would be a further suspension following the latest incident - which came just days before voters are due go to the polls on June 8.

Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency response committee on Sunday morning.

A spokesman for May says the prime minister is in contact with officials and is being regularly updated.

'Our thoughts are with those who are caught up in these dreadful events,' the Prime Minister said in a statement.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: 'Brutal and shocking incidents reported in London. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Thank you to the emergency services.'

Britain's official terror threat had recently been lowered from 'critical' after the Manchester bombing.

However some form of pause looks likely as the politicians and public alike come to terms with another act of horrifying violence on the streets of a major British city.

Mark Oxley has posted the petition on Change.org along with the caption: 'I and I'm quite sure a high percentage of the UK population agree that now is not the time to have a general election, after a second devastating attack I believe it is time to prioritise the safety of our country and its people, that's why I ask you to call off the general election for the foreseeable future.'

It is in its very early stages with few signatures though several Twitter users have made similar calls.

One wrote: 'Would be ideal to Suspend the Election can't have the risk of there being a transition in government in the middle of this.'

Another said: 'Never ever thought I'd say this. I think they need to call off the election. We need all concentration on this issue.'

And one user wrote: 'Now is not the time for a general election. Just what the perpetrators want, uncertainty, unrest. Call it off!!'

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