I've been waiting for two weeks now for the Prime Minister to respond to this petition on the number 10 website.
I assumed that because it had been the largest open petition for some time and the 10th largest of all time there would be a well thought out and rounded response.
Well, we've now got a response. What could possibly have taken two weeks to create?
"The Prime Minister is completely focussed [sic - 2 weeks and no spell check?] on restoring the economy, getting people back to work and improving standards in public services. As the Prime Minister has consistently said, he is determined to build a stronger, fairer, better Britain for all." from here.
Are they fucking serious? Since this petition was created (22nd May I think) the following things have happened:
GDP has fallen by 3.5% - so much for 'restoring the economy'.
Unemployment has increased by 650 thousand - getting people back to work?! I'll agree that there is some increase of the public sector, but this can't seriously be the game-plan.
I'll agree with the sentiment that we want a 'stronger, fairer and better Britain'. If this was really what Brown wanted, rather than clinging to power with his fingernails, he should bloody resign. Like we asked him to six months ago.