This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Rejected petition Turn off the Daily Mail and its website during periods of unrest

When Britain is faced with riots, civil disorder and general anarchy on the streets, it is important to restrict the activities of those who would incite further hatred between communities.

To prevent this from happening, we the undersigned agree that the Daily Mail (and Mail Online) should be banned from publication whenever tensions are running high. Its poisonous mix of lies, distortions and thinly veiled racism can only serve to inflame delicate situations.

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