Tuesday, 31 January 2017

News Thump

The 4.1 million people who signed a government petition asking for a second EU referendum are confident that that signing a petition to keep Donald Trump from meeting the Queen will be more successful.
With 1.3 million people now having signed the petition calling on the government to deny Donald Trump a state visit when he comes to the UK, signatories remain convinced that signing online petitions is the definitely the best way to achieve your stated aims.
Professional petition signer Derek Matthews told us, “Yeah, I signed it. Course I did.
“Ask anyone, I’m a really big fan of futile gestures, so this was right up my street.
“Yeah, I also signed the one asking for a new referendum, but this is different, because this is now and I really really care about this one.”
However, voter Simon Williams told us, “Look, I realise our government considers us plebs with barely concealed disdain, and I genuinely believe this petition will have literally zero impact on Donald Trump’s proposed visit.
“But – and it’s a big but – you also have to remember that Donald Trump is an egomaniacal man-child with a pathological need to be popular, who won’t be able to deal with the fact that in the nation of his mother’s birth everyone thinks he’s an arsehole.
“And that’s a result I can definitely live with.”
NT

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