Mudcat Café message #888959 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54636   Message #888959
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
12-Feb-03 - 06:43 PM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Isn't the etiquette of these things supposed to be that we write to our own MPs and ask them to forward the comments on?

Just to be on the safe side I'd suggest doing it both ways.

I agreed she sounded more sincere than Kim Howells. Of course that might be she is just better at sounding sincere. However my feeling is that this is a cockup rather than anything.

Having failed to consult with the right people over this, because the whole focus of the Bill was on the booze side of it, they found themselves with a Bill that was fatally flawed. And most politicians don't seem to have a reverse gear.

So sending her helpful sugestions for ways of getting out of this mess with minimum embarassment makes sense. What is needed are clarifications in the bill that will make it clear that all the dreadful things we have been worried about do not happen, and everyone is happy and says what a good job that Tessa Jowell is doing (and so for that matter is that card Kim Howells with his winning Welsh ways...)

I'll even write a song saying that if they deliver!