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A second e-petition has crossed the 100,000 votes barrier, which means it will be discussed by a Commons business committee and could get debated in Parliament.

The site, which struggled to stay online for the first few days, has proved more popular than expected – predictions were that no petition would hit 100,000 before September or October.

However, a mis-spelt missive calling for those involved in recent riots in London should "loose all benefits" was supported by 217,837. Rioters outside the capital can rest easy.

Now a second mega-petition, which broke 100k yesterday, asks the Home Office for: "Full government disclosure and publication of all documents, discussions and reports relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. *As requested by Information Commissioner Christopher Graham*."

It was set up by Brian Irvine of This is Anfield, where forum posts reveal it was signed by several non-UK citizens.

Assuming the angry ex-pats don't number more than 7,000 then the 107,643 votes should be enough to ensure a debate on the issue.

The Information Commissioner's Office has already called for the documents to be released but the Cabinet Office refused and said it would appeal the decision reached in July.

The Hillsborough disaster in 1989 killed 96 people at a Liverpool v Nottingham Forest game. ®

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