The politicians are unable to do it because nobody wants to upset America, yet this website has produced a list of upcoming meetups in which any of us can take part. The only one is the UK is in Scotland at present, but the site is young. If you would wish to have your voice heard and to listen to the opinions of others rather than the political spin offered by the Westminster government, please register your interest. As the site says, if Airdie is too far for you then start a meetup of your own.
Many protested against the Iraq war only to be ignored by Tony Blair. After reading this he may not be feeling quite so self-assured this morning. Then again another £100,000 and a medal may well compensate a little.