The BBC iPM programme is asking listeners what question it should ask for an official BBC opinion poll. Click here for more details, and to enter your own question. The rules:
What you do: Send us a question you would like to be put to the nation in a proper opinion poll.
What iPM will do: Select a question from all the entries, help perfect the wording and pay for a polling firm to pose your question.
What listeners have sugested so far: "Have you seen anything you would consider to be a UFO?" + "Should families having three or more children be penalised?" + "Should we re-introduce the Dog Licence?" + "Have you ever witnessed a police officer behaving aggressively?" + "Should we legislate for a maximum wage?
Can you think of a waterways-related question? Ideally it will be a question that everyone in the country will find interesting and relevant to them.
I love iPM. It's a podcast that is occasionally broadcast too, and is always fascinating. A large part of its charm is the quiet, honeyed voice of PM presenter Eddie Mair, a man who can write and speak hilarious jokes that don't need exclamation marks, which is a rare, rare gift. He can also ask politicians a penetrating question yet give them the chance to answer, which is even rarer.
The loving feeling might just be mutual. In the 'Your News' section - where they read out single sentences of personal news from listeners, iPM have used a couple of mine recently, even with photographs on the iPM blog, and will be mentioning Granny's bottom-blacking on the show yet again this weekend - again with a photo of mine on the iPM blog.
You might like to send in your own 'news' - by email ([email protected]) or as a comment on their blog.
Every post on grannybuttons.com should feature a waterways-related link. Hopefully Your News will mention me this weekend, so that should count as a waterways link.
Don't forget to send in your own waterways news. Just a sentence.
Update: Clearly the lovin' feeling IS mutual! Either that, or they've swooned at my flattery.