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Monday, 12th February, 2007

  • Newsnight
  • 12 Feb 07, 04:50 PM

ahmadinejad_203.jpgWhat should the US and Britain do about the Iran problem? Also, Stephanie Flanders on inflation; and we discuss whether or not petitions are actually a good indicator of public opinion.

Comment on Monday's programme here.

Online petitions...

  • Newsnight
  • 12 Feb 07, 01:05 PM

petitions_203.jpgMore than a million people have signed the online petition, hosted by Downing Street’s website, against plans to introduce road pricing in the UK.

But are these “unprecedented” numbers not quite as remarkable as they appear? In Monday’s programme Newsnight will be asking how good an indicator of public opinion such petitions really are.

And by way of illustration, we’re giving you the chance to support a petition that was reportedly rejected by the Downing Street website because it was outside the remit of the Government. Click here for more.

You can let us know what you think of these issues here. Can petitions truly reflect public opinion?

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