"There’s no way we’d get away with speaking like that...why should they?"

RECLAIM's young activists set up the #IfWeDidThis campaign to put an end to politicians using violent and de-humanising language. 

The petition, which has already been successful in reaching 60,000 supporters aims to make politics kinder and more inclusive.

"We are asking the Speaker of the House of Commons to introduce this new Code of Conduct and we want all MPs to agree to it."

This would ensure that from now on MPs must:

  • Not use violent or de-humanising language or name-calling
  • Commit to showing each other, the public and their staff respect
  • Put the interests of the public first, prioritise healing division, and help engage more people in politics.

"Young people like us are being shown an appalling example by some of our politicians and are being put off getting involved as a result. Please sign our petition to make politics a place of respect, honesty, and dignity#IfWeDidThis we’d be labelled troubled and violent."


In a busy week Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow took the time yesterday to meet RECLAIM's young activists to hear them make their case for why we need to create a politics that doesn’t rely on dehumanising and violent language #IfWeDidThis

Find out what happened. 

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