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The coalition government's e-petitions website is having a bit of a fail again today.

Presumably everyone is trying to sign up to the petition calling for all convicted rioters to "loose all benefits", including use of spell-check we assume.

We did manage to sneak in earlier and the vote stood at just short of 95,000. Should another 5,000 people manage to get onto the site and vote then the issue will be looked at by a Parliamentary committee which might decide on a full debate.

In the meantime most people are seeing this message:

Sorry, something went wrong.

Sorry if you're experiencing problems accessing e-petitions. There is currently a much higher level of demand than we expected.

You could try refreshing your browser (press F5) to complete what you were trying to do.

We are very sorry, but we were unable to complete your last action.

We have been notified about the problem and will resolve it as quickly as possible.

Please click on the button below to return to the home page.

We'll endeavour to keep an eye on the site, server errors allowing.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg yesterday suggested local councils should have the right to evict convicted rioters from council accommodation. The rioters would then have to declare themselves homeless to the local council which would then be obliged to re-house them. ®

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