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E-petitions Nov 16

The Prime Minister’s website has a new petitions system set up by those clever people at mySociety. It’s currently in beta test but there are plenty of petitions already up there (some saner than others). While I don’t hold out much hope of the Government taking much notice of these (except by cherry-picking the ones with which it already agrees), they take only a few seconds to sign and there are some worthwhile issues.

The two I’ve signed this morning are two of the most popular:

The first is a new anti-ID cards petition, so even if you’ve signed one before it’s worth adding your name here too.

4 Responses

  1. But surely if you sign a petition to scrap the proposed introduction of ID cards on the Prime Ministers website, then they’re going to be able to trace who you are, monitor your internet usage and hunt you down like a dog!

    So I’ll be giving that whole system a miss, although kudos to the thought police for thinking it up.

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    If they were going to do that, there are countless other ways they could achieve it. I haven’t exactly made a secret of my opposition to ID cards and my address is there on the electoral roll…

  3. 3

    mySociety are apparently on more4 news this evening.

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