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Got Democracy? May. 26th, 2005 08:17 pm
Want it?

Yoinked wholesale from softfruit:

The Indie's online petition to introduce democracy to the UK, for anyone into signing such things:
http://www.independent.co.uk/cfd/democracy.jsp

Plus a letter from Charles Kennedy taking Blair to task:
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/story.jsp?story=641462

From: arkady
Date: May 26th, 2005 - 07:34 pm (Link)
Do such petitions ever really work though, beyond making the petitioners and those signing them feel self-righteous? Is there any evidence for a petition ever actually having the desired effect? Do people in authority really ever pay attention to them?
From: wechsler
Date: May 26th, 2005 - 07:48 pm (Link)
Organised one by reputable sources have been known to, especially if the media get hold of it. It's certainly more likely to work if more people sign it - and it is, of course, only a part of the process.
From: jenbird
Date: May 26th, 2005 - 08:25 pm (Link)
Step one is to consider whether the petition is ever actually going to be handed in anywhere. The ones random socialist worker types tout in shopping centres on a Saturday morning rarely make it to anyone in authority.

I think the Indie probably know where Downing Street is.