Petition Replace petition.parliament.uk with a site that collects votes for and against
Frequently, petitions and similar are reported as having collected so many thousand votes. This only represents one side: without knowing how strong the opposing feeling is, the true public opinion can be misreported - and, decision-makers can be pushed into actions the majority don't actually want.
A petition is arguably the modern version of the pitchfork-wielding mob; it's very easy for individuals or groups to whip up strong feelings. Those opposing the motion feel disenfranchised - there is no *simple* and *immediate* way to register their opposition; they can only set up a counter-petition, which is liable to be rejected, or at least involves a delay, thus giving unfair advantage to the first petition.
At 10,000 signatures...
At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
At 100,000 signatures...
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament