Get Gordon to Go

Ed Miliband has launched a campaign to get his boss, Gordon Brown, to join him at the Copenhagen talks. Meanwhile, the international online civic organisation, Avaaz, have sent an email to their 300,000 British members urging them to, "flood a UK online poll [and] ... send Gordon to Copenhagen."

In a week when UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said he was “deeply concerned” about the breakdown of the crucial Copenhagen negotiations on climate change, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband has launched a campaign to get his boss, Gordon Brown, to join him at the talks.

On the website Ed’s Pledge, Miliband asks whether signatories favour (i) the Prime Minister attending Copenhagen to help deliver a deal, (ii) doing more to provide home insulation in the UK, or (iii) more government support to create green jobs. The site concedes says, “Clearly these are all important but what would be top of your list.”

The international online civic organisation, Avaaz, have sent an email to their 260,000 British members urging them to, “flood a UK online poll [and] … send Gordon to Copenhagen.” The Avaaz email continues:

“Getting top politicians like the British Prime Minister to Copenhagen is vital if we’re to break the negotiating deadlock — they care about their legacies, and if they concentrate on the facts they’ll have to get real. Brown has listened to us before on other issues — and if we get him to commit, it’ll be easier to get other countries’ leaders to Copenhagen too.”

You can sign the petition here.

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