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I thinks its been an amazing project given the timescales and a tribute to all concerned - and 24,000 signatures isn't half bad.  But originally I heard a target of 1 Million signatures being mentioned, and a hostile media could actually claim the 24K figure represents a tiny level of opposition within Europe as a whole.

We need to think about more ways of keeping that number ticking upwards even in the absence of renewed media speculation linking Blair to the job.  How well has our viral marketing strategy worked, how do we get to people who are only marginally interested in politics and for whom its isn't really a current live issue?

In other words we need new marketing angles and new PR campaigns.  E.g. how about inviting French people embarrassed by Sarkozy to vote against Blair based on the Mandelson/Blair deal to help Sarkozy get elected, or Irish people opposed to rendition flights, even eurosceptic brits with a visceral dislike of Blair - i.e. different campaigns for different markets.

Self-organising groups are brilliant in quick response situations, but how sustainable is the effort in the long term?

"It's a mystery to me - the game commences, For the usual fee - plus expenses, Confidential information - it's in my diary..."

by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Mar 2nd, 2008 at 08:13:29 PM EST

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