Thank you for signing this petition. 215 people in seven hours sounds good. Is it? Can I urge kindly you to share this page on your Facebook, Twitter or whatever social media page you have - if you feel comfortable doing so. We seem to be building up a head of steam here. if you don't feel comfortable promoting it then thank you for signing up anyway. It's valuable. It would be great to have enough support to take it to the Today programme and stop Think Tanks being seen as a representation of us or a section of society.
We all pay taxes - yet have you ever been approached by the Tax Payers' Alliance for comment on policy? Thought not. I wonder why...
By the way some people have asked why the BBC and not all media? The answer is partly that we should expect the highest standards from the Beeb and partly that they are more likely to care than more commercially minded channels. It would be good for the BBC to set the standard that the rest of the media felt obliged to follow. x