Friday, December 16, 2005

We want a public inquiry into 7/7

(I said I was not going to shut up about this)

Please pass it on.

( especially to RW who did the techy bit)


Blogger quarsan said...

Thanks for that, we're doing our bit. But I wouldn't be so specific in starting "we the British public".

This affects non Britons too, including the millions of visitors to London every year.

An enquiry could end up improving security so, one more reason for an enquiry could be it could make Britain safer for tourists".

sounds trivial, but many pople, especially Londoners rely on income from tourism for a living.

December 16, 2005 5:26 pm  
Blogger R said...

No probs - happy to help. D'you think the Beeb could be persuaded to link to it?

December 16, 2005 5:30 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

Hmmm, RW might be a bit political, but you never know. There ia a link to this blog from the BBC Bombings archive homepage.

Good poit about the non-UK public, not sure if it can be changed. I guess peopel can always add ' yes, and I'm a tourist from the USA ' or whatever in the comments next to their signature...

December 16, 2005 5:47 pm  
Blogger R said...

Could still be worth dropping them a line. There could be a news story in the fact that a survivor (or several survivors?) of the London Bombings are calling on the public to urge the government to hold an inquiry (enquiry?! I think this may be one of those either/or spellings!) into the bombings.

I'm happy to try to edit the petition vis-a-vis the "British public" thing if there are strong feelings. I guess we really mean "The public in Britain", but that IS a bit more clumsy... My only concern is that what we gain in precision we lose in elegance!

December 16, 2005 6:12 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

I've got 1200 words - well, thgey asked for 1200, I don't know what it got edited down to - coming out on the subject in the Sunday Times News Review, this weekend, which the other survivors are happy with...

(the TV people usually get in contact after the press story runs, from previous experience). I'm away for the weekend anyway, so any interviews will have to run next week, if anyone still wants to film them.

I can't help thinking the timing of the lack of Public Enquiry has been deliberately chosen, most peopel have switched off from politics and are in festive mode, and the Government know it. This really stinks of burying bad news.

December 16, 2005 6:51 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

I think leave the Petition for now, because it seems to be UK only signing so can always be changed later

December 16, 2005 6:53 pm  
Blogger R said...

No probs. I hope that you have a good break away - and great that you've got that piece coming out over the weekend. New Labour aren't doing too good a job of "burying" this story so far, are they?! Actually, I think that their PR machine is looking pretty old and tired these days. Those ageing spin doctors don't seem to have noticed how much the media has changed since 1997!

BTW, I added this to Indymedia earlier today:

31 signatures and counting...

December 16, 2005 7:15 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

Fantastic - thanks!

December 16, 2005 7:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel,

I came across a link to your blog from a UK muslim forum and pop by to read sometimes.
The petition is a great idea, but I don't think an online one will be as effective as paper version. Online petitions can lack credibility.

Might be an idea to put up a template on your blog and encourage people to get a paper version going perhaps. When you reach a certain target you could present it to "Mr.Bliar" and hopefully attract more media attention the public call for an independant enquiry.

Good luck and best wishes,

December 17, 2005 12:22 am  

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