This image appeared a day or so ago which means that we will be able to start signing the e-petitons from tomorrow. The e-petitions can be obtained from here. There are a massive number of e-petitions and I wrote here a few days ago on the 9th of September, the day after the tragic death of the Queen. It was under my headline “Government and Parliament have made a bad decision” and I was very disappointed that the petitions were being closed down temporarily. One of the reasons was that at least one petition that was endorsing the Queen. Another reason was that while Parliament was carrying on holding its debates, albeit focused primarily on the Queen, it was not allowed for people to sign the petitions. Along with the activity of Parliament the MPs were able to sign their Early Day Motions even after the Parliament was closed down and indeed some MPs signed them yesterday. According to this report some new Ministers were being formed yesterday even though the piece stated
On Tuesday evening, Downing Street announced that Katherine Fletcher MP had been appointed as a junior minister in the Department for Transport as well as parliamentary secretary (minister for women) in the Cabinet Office. Liz Truss’s Cabinet reshuffle was put on hold during the national mourning period which officially ended on Tuesday.
So the official mourning ended earlier on the day on Tuesday and indeed it was Tuesday when Liz Truss travelled to America which was clearly not a mourning action. It is of course very positive that from tomorrow we can sign the e-petitions. Let us hope that at some stage the agencies within Parliament will reflect the different approaches carried out by Government, by Parliament and by the population of our Nation. They could then admit that different approaches were taken and they could apologise for lacking consistency. Indeed as the image shows on my document on the 9th September, it was not clear when we would be able to revisit the petitions.