02 March 2007

Call for Blair to challenge Windows Vista price

"British computer users are demanding Tony Blair stand up to Microsoft and stop them being ripped off over Windows Vista pricing.

So far, nearly 5,000 people have signed an official petition on Number 10's website calling on Prime Minister Blair to take action against Microsoft's alleged overcharging.

The call to stand up to Microsoft is the latest embarrassing incident in the government's flirtation with participatory democracy through the internet. Since e-petition's were launched, more than a million people have condemned Number 10's proposed new road-tax and vehicle tracking scheme while just under 5,000 have called for Blair to replace God Save the Queen as Great Britain's national anthem with Spandau Ballet's Gold.

Brits should start brushing up on their Spandau. The PM is unlikely to challenge Microsoft and Gold was just only behind Windows Vista Ultimate in signatures at time of going to press."

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