Tuesday, March 06, 2007

In the land of democracy

Yesterday when I was reading some article about support for research I came across an interesting comment in the end of the article. The prime minister has a website where people can start up petitions and sign them to show their support, more people had signed a petition to have the prime minister to stand on his head and juggle with ice cream than the one supporting research! Their arguement was 'if he's not going to resign, the least he can do is provide us with some entertainment'.

If you have some spare time and want to be amused looking through the petitions is very good way of doing it...some of them are very legimate and sensible like saving a hospital from cuts or closure or scraping the speed cameras. Some more interesting efforts of democracy are in the rejected petitions section.

Some of the better efforts in this section include freedom and sovereigty to Tooting but it was deemed to be outside the remit or powers of the pm and the goverment as was a petition of reclassing broccoli as toxis substance. Getting people walking on the side of the road to wear lit up helmets was rejected as it was believed to be intended as humourous.

I feel sorry for the poor soul who has to read through all the petitions to see if they are a duplicate of already exisiting one and whether or not the petition will be rejected or not. I'm sure coming up with usefull or useless petitions wasn't exactly what the people had in their mind when they fought for democracy but at least it does make some fun reading ;)

PS: David is biting his nails, we are watching Liverpool-Barcelona in the champions league, 2 minutes left and as things stand Liverpool are going through...


The Lindseys said...

Liverpool got through so
i have a happy husband

Nikki said...

just a quick hi will send u email though just thought i'd say the kitchen looks good....nikki