- Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:09 pm
I was of that view when I first read your thoughts. Then I reconsidered.
The thing that petitions create is a social, decentralised parish pump. They are the discussion point around which so many different views can coalesce across however many social media platforms and which can bring people on to the streets. The PV march in the autumn was a case in point.
Of course, north of a million on the streets of London resulted in the thick end of zip, but that is not to say that the next head of steam will also fizzle out with a whimper of face-painted impotence.
When public opinion gathers a head of unassailable head of steam, there are two words that should strike fear in to the hearts of anyone in Westminster, despite a thundering majority. Trafalgar. Square.
Yes, the vast majority of petitions will fizzle out but, remember, we only have to get lucky once.
Jack believed in the inherent goodness of humanity, and felt a deep social responsibility to protect that. Through us all, Jack marches on.