Britain, democracy, e-petitions, internet, Iraq, London, new media, Politics, road-pricing petition, The Guardian


The Guardian’s war against the democratic potential of new media continues: today, Catherine Bennett gives out about e-petitions:

By the time it closes next Tuesday – she says – there may be two million signatories to the road-pricing petition. A large figure, but one that should, perhaps, inspire only limited owe in a country where eight million people watched Jade flop out of Big Brother. And where, in 1989, 4.5 million people put their names to a real, paper, petition, in support of the ambulance workers’ wage claim“.

Weren’t a million people marching in London in February 2003 (exactly four years today, in fact) supposed to mean that the whole Britain was against the war?


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