The public could soon be setting the agenda for debates in the Commons after proposals on e-petitioning won government support. The government has accepted the key recommendations in a report delivered by the Commons Procedure Select Committee in May 2007 on public petitions. Although all petitions will still have to be …
Having had over 1,800 people sign my petition on the Number 10 website and then getting a response that was just a re-hash of self-serving Home Office statements (see: http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page11535.asp ), suggesting that the person who wrote the reply hadn't actually bothered to really read the petition or take a look at the laws that are being proposed (see http://tinyurl.com/2bhxcw ) I think this is a damn good thing!
Maybe now the Government will actually start to become properly *accountable* to the electorate, something which they were always supposed to be.
Remember, you're Civil *Servants* guys!
Great! A little late though
I would have loved to see them debate whether Tony Blair should stand on his head and juggle ice cream.
Anyone who thinks this is anything other than yet another 'Peoples' ...' scam knows nothing about the current set of Stalinist goons in power.
Do you seriously think that a petition of, say, 5,000 votes will get anywhere? They comprehensively ignored the will of millions voting against road charging and even more millions against the Iraq War. The know that when the dust dies down and the Big Brother watchers resume their places they can just carry on in their corrupting ways ... just as before.
Cynical? Moi? Too right!