The introduction of e-petitions to 10 Downing Street has prompted much national rejoicing.

The petitions ask the Prime Minister to:

stay until 2009;
replace her gracious majesty with a president;
stand on his head and juggle ice cream; (7 signatories at time of writing)
bring back capital punishment, national service, and abolish political correctness;
keep HP sauce in Britain;
retire the monarchy;
resign immediately (ETA 11.37 this has now been signed by “Dr John Reid” and “Saddam Hussein” – oh how wonderful democracy in action is) or simply resign;
promote the learning of the guitar;
replace the national anthem with Gold by Spandau Ballet;
and my personal favourites

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to test the closed petitions feature (and ignore this petition)  submitted by Tom Steinberg.  Mr Steinberg also petitioned 
“We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Reject this test petition” which I feel is something we can all endorse.

As yet nothing from Frank Harvey, petitioner extraodinaire in the Scottish Parliament.  I will give a summary of some of Harvey’s petitions in the next couple of days.

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3 Responses to E-petitions

  1. peeeeeeet says:

    Given that I have put a sum of money on Tony leaving office this year, is it a case of insider trading if I sign the “resign immediately” petition?

    • Not at all – do you have oyur fingers crossed for another heart flutter and a quick resignation on grounds of ill health?
      Have you got money on who will replace him as Labour leader? If he resigns quickly as Labour leader then John Prescott becomes acting Labour leader if he waist to resign until the official leadership conference. Prescott is 50-1 or higher to succeed Blair as Labour leader but depending on Blair’s timing he might be worth a couple of pounds.

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