March 19, 2010 | Jim Killock

10,000 letters sent to MPs to demand disconnection debate

10,000 UK citizens have written to MPs in les than three days to demand a debate on the Digital Economy Bill.

Meanwhile, corporate lobbyists are saying they are confident the Bill will pass as it stands. In other words, they are asking MPs to carry on and pass this Bill without scrutiny, despite the controversy it is causing.

It is outrageous for corporate lobbyists including the BPI, FAST and UK Music to demand that MPs curtail democracy and ram this Bill through Parliament without debate.

The British people did not elect UK Music and the BPI to write our laws.

How dare they push our MPs towards punishing innocent people by disconnecting them from the internet, without proper democratic scrutiny?

That is what is making our 10,000 supporters so angry - pushing this Bill through without debate is undemocratic and dangerous.

Please take action now.

Email your MP

Write to your paper

Come to the demos in London, Sheffield and Manchester

Join ORG


Comments (3)

  1. Julie:
    Mar 19, 2010 at 03:59 PM

    Why don't all ISPs threaten a strike? Can you imagine if they switched the internet off for a day!

  2. windows vista iscsi:
    Feb 09, 2011 at 08:49 AM

    Meanwhile, corporate lobbyists are saying they are confident the Bill will pass as it stands. In other words, they are asking MPs to carry on and pass this Bill without scrutiny, despite the controversy it is causing.

  3. angie's list mover reviews:
    Feb 22, 2011 at 04:10 PM

    Politicians can be so shady, they try to slip bills under our noses all the time. I hope it's without thinking and perhaps it's unintentional that they peeved off 10,000 people, but I'm glad they were caught in the act; to be democratic, let's talk, let's have a discussion, not decide what is right without the citizens' opinions in mind.



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