A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Monday, February 19, 2007

No10 petition

Those of us who think disincentivising car use is a good thing and might actually help ensure our children inherit an environment worth living in can also now do some petition signing on the no10 website like the car lobby have been. The link is here: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/TRACK-CARS/


Anonymous ted harvey said...

Dead right there Luke, we should all be signing to counter the organised pro-car lobby (that's really just anti-Government opportunism)

11:59 am, February 19, 2007

Blogger Ian said...

Wonderful. Another Labour blogger making it clear they don't have much concern for personal privacy. Don't sign that, and take a look at this if you do.


12:32 pm, February 19, 2007

Anonymous ted harvey said...

Ah, Ian... this murky stuff is what comes about when we have right-wing lobbies charging in on what was an attempt of sorts by the Government to open up wider channels of consultation and participation. Moreover this consultation was on proposals for possible pilots.

I'm aware of the impressive counter-arguments to compulsory GPS, but let's be realistic about this one. The populist basis of the right wing 'sign the protest' lobby is a crude anti-Brown 'we-dont-want to pay any more (stealth) taxes'.

They are assisted by the nutty tendency - I heard on BBC Radio Scotland phone-in this morning a caller (unchallenged by the presenter) exorting the public to take up the 'most violent type of protest' on this issue.

I have not come across any of these right-wingers or nutters using the personal privacy argument.

Mind you, I do believe that the way forward is for us to concentrate more and more on sorting out what might be one of the wore public transport systems in Europe.

People are more likely to go on paying more and more money to sit for longer in their cars if the alternative is to go on paying more and more to sit for longer on overcrowded and standard buses, trains and stations (that are also often unsafe places).

There's not much personal privacy in these situations.

2:28 pm, February 19, 2007


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