Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Deniers petition

The No10 "deniers" petition is up to 242 318 this morning (midday) – now 387 408 450 533 571 710 828 869 1028 1081 by close of play (midnight) - not bad from seven yesterday. Not bad? Brilliant!

There is tactical sense in pushing this – with a media which is wedded to personality politics, it personalises the issue in a very simple, uncluttered way. Enough signatures will get some media interest and put the prime minister on the spot.

Furthermore, if you change the vocabulary of the debate, you change the debate. This is more important than it seems - I'm leaving the post at the top of the blog for the day, and will keep a running total.