Brown declines to resign
Democracy 2.0 inaction
Shocking news from the home of 10 Downing Street's e-petitions site, Prime Minister Gordon Brown is not going to resign.
Reg reader Kalvis posted a petition calling for Gordy to go back in April, when to be fair it was looking quite likely. Well over 72,000 people agreed with this sentiment and added their support to the online faux-democracy site.
And now Gordy has responded, or one of his flacks has anyway.
The Prime Minister is completely focused 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.
So there you have it. A stronger, fairer, better Britain? We can only wish you luck with that. And wait for the election... ®
@ the "6 billion people" people
Do all 6 billion people have an internet connection?
Do all 6 billion people speak English? (yes they could use a translator... but WHY would they bother)
and last but definitely not least: Does anyone outside the UK care who our prime minister is? No, no they don't.
The total number of people who could have signed the petition is several billion less than 6 billion, I would say. Honestly did you guys leave your common sense at the door when you came in?
Two comments on the fact that I should haven't used 6 billion when I explained why! ... and this site is supposed to be for people working in IT!!!
IF (poll checks your nationality)
THEN potential poll entrants == 60 million (give or take)
ELSE potential poll entrants == 6 billion (give or take)
Since there was no check on nationality a David Cameron's fan from Australia could easily be in that list of 72k signatures.
@ AC 5th November 14.09
"Foreigners and non engish speaking people who only care where the next benefit comes from."
Yeah, all foreigners in this country are squeezing every last benefit out of this country that they can aren't they? Must tell my wife that, because we've been missing out on our claim.
Let's be honest, you're one of the ignorrant [sic] people.