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No. 10 Online Petition Creator "a Prat"  
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6354735.stm

You've got to laugh. The government decide to engage with the public by setting up an online petition site, and promptly receive one and a quarter million signatures objecting to one of their central policies, causing them to retreat rapidly. Big grin


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
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User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

Quoting Banco (Thread starter):
You've got to laugh

 banghead   duck   laughing  That is funny. Wonder how long it will last



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Quoting Banco (Thread starter):
You've got to laugh. The government decide to engage with the public by setting up an online petition site, and promptly receive one and a quarter million signatures objecting to one of their central policies, causing them to retreat rapidly.

 rotfl  I saw this this morning. Priceless.

How long before the website is strangely unavailable?

One and a quarter million though  Wow!



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineAAce24 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 849 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

Nothing like having your voice "heard".


 duck 


User currently offlineBAe146QT From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 996 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1184 times:

It's quite a serious matter though. The fact that a minister would call the creator of the site a prat, means that the minister in question has no interest in the public having a voice and resents the fact that they have one. The sheer nerve! We all subconsciously know that we're nothing but cattle to them, but that's bang out of order.

Wonder if it came out the mouth of a fat, gruff northerner with a face like a soap-boiler's arse, who owns three Jaguars? I'd put money on it.

You know, I used to think that elected officials were in place to represent the public who put them there. Sad, really. I can't believe how naive I used to be.

One last thing;

Quote:
But given how easy it is to sign up, and the fact that 3,313 people have supported the attempt for the prime minister to perform like a circus act, how seriously can we take the transport petition?

Very seriously. No - really. Thousands of us really do want to watch El Presidente Blair juggle ice cream while standing on his head.



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

And how much notice will the government take of this? None, thats how much. All they are doing is generating more and more income under the convenient guise of "Green Policies". This will do nothing to reduce the amount of cars on the road. It will simply put more taxpayers money in the coffers of the Treasury for the MP's next pay rise and the next crazy scheme some numpty in Whitehall comes up with.

The UK today is far too national to revert to the "village" identity of yesteryear, where people didn't travel further than their nearest town or went on holiday once a year to Skegness. Families are spread nationwide, businesses operate on a national scale and this scheme will simply generate cash for whatever purpose the Government sees fit and lead to a spiralling cost of living.

As for the online method of petition, well, it is easier and cheaper than traipsing round begging for signatures and the Govrnment should commend the person who started it for saving petrol! Big grin

Andy  old  and depressed



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6734 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

Quoting BAe146QT (Reply 4):
Very seriously. No - really. Thousands of us really do want to watch El Presidente Blair juggle ice cream while standing on his head.

... with the lions.



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1153 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 5):
As for the online method of petition, well, it is easier and cheaper than traipsing round begging for signatures and the Govrnment should commend the person who started it for saving petrol!

it was probably thought that it would be better than turning up at No.10 with a big long list of signatures, as the PM is rarely there these days  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 7):

Yeah he is always taking freebie holidays which they deny AFAIK.  Angry

Tom.



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User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1130 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 2):
How long before the website is strangely unavailable?

As of now, it's unavailable!



Love is in the air, so practice safe flying
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

Quoting 808TWA (Reply 9):
As of now, it's unavailable!

No, it's still there.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 10):
No, it's still there

I'm getting "404 Page Not Found" from the link given on the original post!



Love is in the air, so practice safe flying
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

Quoting 808TWA (Reply 11):
I'm getting "404 Page Not Found" from the link given on the original post!

Try this:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax/

It is only available for signing to UK users though (for obvious reasons!). But I should have thought you could still see it.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 12):
It is only available for signing to UK users though (for obvious reasons!). But I should have thought you could still see it.

Do we really want these dangerous colonial types seeing what our wonderful government is up to? Big grin  duck 

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 13):
Do we really want these dangerous colonial types seeing what our wonderful government is up to?

Good point. The last time we did that the buggers declared independence.  grumpy   Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1099 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 12):
Try this:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/traveltax/

It is only available for signing to UK users though (for obvious reasons!). But I should have thought you could still see it.

Great thanks. I'm actually a UK Citizen so I have signed it too.....thats just crazy, born free....taxed to death!!



Love is in the air, so practice safe flying
User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1097 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 13):
Do we really want these dangerous colonial types seeing what our wonderful government is up to?

Ha-ha

I thought you would have remembered my good old Scottish brogue when we met at the last YYZ meet  Big grin



Love is in the air, so practice safe flying
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1093 times:

Quoting 808TWA (Reply 16):
my good old Scottish brogue

Barbarian!!! Big grin



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
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