I don't do this sort of thing lightly, partly because it isn't in the nature of this blog to be a significant forum on political issues (though I refuse to let that stop me having occasional bursts of indignation on political matters). But I've spent a good while now letting the debates and ambivalences about The Euston Manifesto sink in and I've decided that the reasons against me signing are not as compelling as those for. I don't think we've got time to wait around for the perfect political manifesto, and I really do not feel I can write one myself. So I'm signing this one because it's as close as I'm going to get in this lifetime to something I believe in.
And because debate about these things is sure as hell worth having and preserving as a fundamental demonstration of our democratic freedom.