The younger amongst you may not remember the struggle within the Labour Party for One Man One Vote (or OMOV). It was brought in because of increasing complaints of votes going against the members, or even against those in a conference hall. A few select people had Card Votes, representing the number of members in their Union. It mattered not that the membership was as divided as those in the hall, all (say) one million members voted the same way. In certain cases the individual holding the card vote was given some leeway on how to vote (or abstain), which was often abused somewhat. Occasionally someone even voted against the instructions of the members. So, OMOV was a good thing - unless you consider that Tony Blair wouldn't have got in without it. .... Enough history ........ back to the future !. You'll all be aware of the recent e-petitiion on Road Pricing, and that some 1Â½ million signed it. Since when the petition has been mocked by the government, those who signed it described as ignorant (not 'understanding'), and generally maligned. They are now to be blessed by a response from the Blessed Tony, who will describe to them the errors of their ways, and counsel them to be better citizens. Each and every person will get this email. You lucky people!. Once he's done this, Tony will say that he's answered the points made, and people now understand. Effectiveley he's employed his card vote of a million billion gazillion votes of an infinitely better quality than yours, and your cause is lost. > > > Well, not necessarily. I sense a second petition coming along. Either a restatement noting (and demolishing) his response or one asking for him to put the issue to Parliament on a free vote - and to make it a motion of confidence. A date should be specified, you might think as early as possible - I couldn't possibly comment. I've checked the petition terms and can't see any grounds upon which it could be knocked back. There's no point starting the petition yet, Tony's response has yet to be witten by a research student eight years ago and jazzed up .... (sorry, going off on one there). Opinions chasps ?.