Some time ago I and a thousand or so people signed a petition demanding that our doomed PM sack the slapper squatting, baffled and unhappy in the Home Office - there wasn't much chance of that happening, and in the event she fell off a stack of her old man's porn films onto her filleting knife, but there was a chance of gaining some passing amusement at the Government's response to the petition. This was it: To: âWe the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to sack Jacqui Smith for gross incompetence.â their increasingly neurotic spinmeisters wrote: Does that answer the petition, or even address it in any way? Does it do anything other than demonstrate No10âs contempt for the public and public opinion? I donât think so. Can anyone suggest an epetition which would bring these woodlice out of their second homes to actually answer to the public?