A serious one today, and not ‘nonsense’ at all, although it does veer some way from the topics that this blog was set up to discuss.
Important issues have always been touched upon here, but is it appropriate to deliberately highlight them, to select relevant petitions and to invite you to sign them?
I’d appreciate your thoughts and/or votes to determine whether or not this could perhaps become a regular thing, with those matters closest to your hearts being considered for featured entries, which could then generate debate – for both blog and chatroom.
If you have time to read The Blog, you might also have time to sign a petition and make a difference to something that is important to someone, somewhere. (What with the pen being mightier than the sword and all that…)
David, to his great credit, has never been one to force his opinions on others, of course. His blog certainly doesn’t wish to, either.
Yet my feeling is that, for every fun discussion, such as the recent lists showing who you’d invite to a dinner party (what, no Ronnie Barker?), maybe there ought to be a serious one. And maybe you can set the tone occasionally, as you have done for some of the nonsense.
Please let me know what you think.
The chatroom will be open tomorrow from 15:00 (UK), so do save your thoughts and share them there, if you’d prefer.