It's got everyone riled, hasn't it?
Guido and the right are pushing it.
We're against (with the odd exception)
There seems a lot of debate about whether we should debate the topic at all as a party (nicely analysed and criticised over at Andrew Emmerson's blog)
Then there is a debate about whether, even if the requisite 100 000 people sign up for the Guido e petition, it should still be debated in Parliament. And while I am set against every aspect of the death penalty, I do think if 100 000+ people ask their elected representatives to debate it, then they should (ideally it will get defeated something like 645-5). I did find the tweeted suggestion earlier today that if someone launched a petition to say that parliamaent should NOT debate the restoration of the death penalty, that would be a petition they'd sign. But i'm not sure stopping debate is very liberal.
Fortunately, an alternative is at hand. Lib Dem Martin Shapland has created an e petition and a camapign calling for Parliament to reatain the band on the death penalty. You can sign up for it by clicking on this link and registering your support. I would encourage each and every person who reads this blog to do so - it takes 2 minutes.
Hats off to Martin Shapland for doing this.