Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/20/clarkson_petition/

Downing Street rejects 'Clarkson for PM' petition

Bad news for 49,447 petrolheads

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 20th August 2008 10:26 GMT

Having given due consideration to an e-petition demanding that Gordo stand down and make way for Jeremy Clarkson as PM - a campaign which attracted an impressive 49,447 signatures - Downing Street has posted a response on its YouTube channel:

We'll take that as a no, then. A shame, really, because it means the dream of petrol at 1p a litre and a 500mph speed limit is well and truly dead. ®