In an attempt to make people believe they have a say in the direction of this country, the Prime Minister's Office has setup a section on the PM's website where individuals can register a petition of their choice.

The most newsworthy petition so far has been the Road Pricing Petition and the only one I know of that has actually got a response from Tony Blair. Which is a shame as I'd love to read his response to some of the other petitions like the following Open Petitions (up to an including today):

You think these are stupid? You should see the list of Rejected Petitions - some of these are blatantly people taking the piss, but others are unbelievable. It's well worth the read. It's the funniest thing you'll ever read on a government website.