Blogging Tory MP Signs Downing Street "Just Go" Petition

ResignAny minute now the “Just Go” petition on the Downing Street website will be the number one issue on Gordon’s home page, helped on the way by the support of Douglas Carswell MP*, the blogging MP who added his name to the list this lunchtime. When the digital engagement team in Downing Street came up with this wheeze they didn’t really think it through did they?  The coverage has been widespread and uniformly bad for Gordon:

20,000 sign petition calling for resignation of Gordon Brown Telegraph

Gordon Brown silences YouTube critics by disabling viewer comments Times
Gordon Brown’s YouTube message on MPs’ expenses has been watched only 4000 times. By contrast, the video of him picking his nose has been watched 630000

Gordon Brown is running on empty Telegraph

Snubbed Abroad, Humiliated At Home Sky News

Yakkety yak, don’t talk back Times

Has the government’s e-petitioning system backfired? – VNUNet.com
The government’s e-petitioning system may have backfired. Over 15000 people have signed a petition posted on the Downing Street web site last week calling

Resignation appeal Scotsman
Gordon Brown was yesterday facing calls for his resignation – from a public petition posted on his own official website. The petition, which has already

EMBARRASSED BROWN URGED TO QUIT NOW Daily Star
UNDER-fire PM Gordon Brown was left red-faced yesterday after a double whammy of attacks on his competence. Firstly, a petition on his own

QUIT DOWNING STREET’ PETITION IS A BIG HITExpress

More than 20000 sign petition on Downing Street website demanding resignation Daily Mail
A petition on 10 Downing Street’s own website calling for Gordon Brown to resign as Prime Minister has reached the 20,000-signature

Wonder if Tom Watson, the Minister for Mudslinging and Digital Engagement, has had to duck a Nokia today?

*Charles Clarke MP probably is not a genuine signatory. Or is he?




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