I’ve had conversations recently with two of the people most closely involved with the Downing Street e-petitions site. A common thread was their belief that the massive response to the road pricing petition was A Good Thing… but that we probably should have had something bigger and better to follow it up.
With that in mind, it’s interesting to see this ‘debate’ on the Drivers’ Voice website between Peter Roberts, the man who started the petition and Dr Derek Wall of the Green Party. Both are given a few hundred words to state their case; there’s a blog-style comments section; and two great big ‘vote’ buttons. Quite a nice way of taking the debate another step forward. It’ll be v-e-r-y interesting to see if any readers of Drivers’ Voice are swayed by what (by my reading) is a more articulate and more persuasive argument from the Green man.