Even The Economist has noticed

Even that well-thought-of bastion of "grown up" news, the Economist, has noticed what's going on on teh Interwebs. In this piece, in Bagehot's Notebook, he notes:

"It is getting to the point where people talk about Mr Brown's YouTube bloopers in the way they discuss, say, episodes of "Friends" or "Monty Python" ("have you seen the one where the prime minister claims he's saved the world..."). On top of that, of course, there was Daniel Hannan's vicious attack on the prime minister in the European parliament (more than 2m views and counting). Now there is the petition on the Downing Street website calling for Mr Brown to step down."

Fantastic - another plug for the petition. Worryingly, the rate of signing seems to have slowed down - its still only on the low 20,000's, having been stuck there most of today. If you haven't done so yet, go and sign it now!

Bagehot then concludes

"The internet hasn't yet made a politician in Britain. But the comic relief it affords bored office workers is helping to finish off poor Mr Brown. "

Let's hope so..