As reported previously on this blog, the UK doesn’t spend as much money per capita on science than pretty much all of its competitors. If you agree that this spending should be increased, there’s now a petition for you to sign:
This asks for the proceeds of the 4G wireless band auction to be devoted to science rather than anything else. The 3G bandwidth auction raised about 20Billion. Imagine where we’d be now if that money had been devoted to scientific research. The 4G auction is unlikely to raise as much money, but the amount should be north of 2Billion at least, and every penny of extra spending will help.