Who'd have thunk it? The latest wheeze to help the British Prime Minister get closer to his people is to have online petitions on the Number 10 website. Anyone can create a petition and encourage people to sign, and with the people from the excellent theyworkforyou.com and writetothem.com behind it, it could actually be worthwhile.

Tempting as it would be to sign the one calling for a resignation, there is a key petition already set up calling on Blair to champion the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, by not replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system. An excellent suggestion and it's currently the second most popular petition on the site. Can it make pole position?