Some great things about the service;
1. They will list all petitions (even the ones that break the T&Cs) – this is very clever and great for transparent government .
2. After your petition has closed it gets a response from the minister responsible
3. It’s in beta – a phase that suggests it isn’t finished yet and will develop. Now, whilst this is a normal occurence for us technoliterates, it’s one of the first times that a government site has done this.
4. Overall it gives the Government a friendly, helpful face and provides a useful tool for citizens to engage with politics.