if we did this
"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 68,000 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."
Meeting Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP
On Wednesday 16 October, RECLAIM's young activists met with the House of Commons John Bercow to get his backing and support to put an end to the nastiness in Politics.
He listened and recognised that improvements are needed. He even signed the code himself. But he stopped short of saying he’d bring it in for all MPs and stressed the problem goes well beyond parliament.
THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING! Join the conversation using #IfWeDidThis.