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00buzzbee
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Syngenta appeal Reply with quote

Syngenta are appealing against the ban on neonicitinoids in the UK and it will be decided in parliament next Tuesday.

I have just signed a petition to be sent to Cameron against the appeal being passed.

The website being run by 38 degrees is below. The more signatures they get the better the chance of getting it overturned.

https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/m/74c04452/2d73dfe6/4ace69ad/465b9da7/874540751/VEsD/
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catchercradle
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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johno
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't sign this because I don't live in the UK. I'm blown away by the response though. I checked the signatures 15 minutes ago, and again just now, and there were 952 new signees, in 900 seconds!

It's almost enough to restore my faith in humanity. Very Happy

johno
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Che Guebuddha
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

134 000 sigs now Very Happy Go go go UK !
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00buzzbee
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any news on a government response yet? I have heard nothing. Confused
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stevecook172001
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

00buzzbee wrote:
Any news on a government response yet? I have heard nothing. Confused
Nor will you unless something else happen other than this petition. These petitions are regularly ignored or, at best, paid the merest of lip service during parliamentary time. This is a country, remember, where two million people marching on the streets of London to protest against an illegal war were totally ignored by the state. They don't care what we think. These people don't work for us, they work for the big corporations who set them up with nice fat silent board membership positions when they leave office and the only time they ever act on the basis of popular demand is if that demand happens to coincide with their own interests. Failing that, the only thing they'll ever understand is a wall against their backs.

Sorry. Rant over.
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00buzzbee
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news!! Syngenta have dropped their appeal for now.

The petition organisers have e mailed me to confirm a victory for our bees this year.

They believe Syngenta will try to overturn the ban again next year so we have time to organise another big protest.

Very Happy
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