There he is, our Nick, moving and talking to us on the front page and calling for a flashmob crowd-source. It's even dead easy to register. Just a 30 second process and you're in and engaging directly with your elected representatives.
It's the best thing since ... well, the last best thing since sliced bread, isn't it?
We're all going to suggest laws to repeal or amend and they're all going to listen intently. Fantastic!
So, I shall represent my thoughts pictorially.
Yes, this is what we were promised. The Great Repeal Bill. The Big Daddy of listening to the public. So let's play the game.
Here are a few worthy recommendations from your friendly neighbourhood Dick.
Of course, this being post-Labour Britain with its accompanying entourage of state-encouraged selfish pricks, there are tons of the more, shall we say 'limited'(?), in society who have taken the invitation to repeal unwanted laws as an opportunity to call for more stamping on the faces of those with which they don't agree.
If proof was ever required that we live in a 'Broken Britain', the anti-social me-me-me fucktards who have scuttled to spit bile all over the site offer that in spades. Aesop wrote about the dog in a manger over 2,500 years ago but some, it would seem, are still struggling to understand such a simple concept.
Aww, bless their feeble minds.
Still, it's infinitely more promising than any faux consultation we have seen before, so definitely worth the gamble, I'd say.
Of course, Westminster - or, probably more accurately, the civil service - are very adept at marginalising the public (I describe some methods here) and enforcing a tyranny of the majority, while still terming it 'democratic process', so hopes are not stellar. Think the Number 10 petitions site, for example.
Will the coalition surprise us? We'll have to wait and see, but an amendment to the smoking ban really is a nil cost measure no matter what anti-smoking lunatics like to pay bent scientists and opinion pollsters to say.
Choice for all is, unsurprisingly, quite a popular concept in a 'free' country.
You want truth? You can't handle the truth! OK, maybe you can, so I give you two excellent articles on the third anniversary of the ban.
A quite exquisite piece by Pete Robinson in trade publication, The Publican, and a customarily eloquent rundown of the damage caused by the smoking ban from Raedwald.
Isn't it time, in the 21st century, that we matured away from legislation to ban odours for the sake of people who think of nothing, and no-one, but themselves?