British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is finally embracing the digital age that’s already part of the life of most voters in the UK. He’s put a clip on the Downing Street YouTube site promising to respond to any questions submitted there by the public.
It’s claimed that the question and answer Ask the PM forum, which is to all intents and purposes an attempt to make Brown seem as if he’s connecting with younger voters, will be “a regular event,” according to the BBC.
Questions for the first session have to be submitted by June 21, and in his YouTube clip Brown said that "politicians get a chance in prime minister’s question time and other question times – I think it’s time the public had a chance."
The YouTube launch fitted in handily with Brown’s schedule, as he then addressed the Google UK conference on technology, pledging the government will push ahead with technology, including electronic school report cards.
"My aim is to ensure we utilise all the innovation at our disposal to improve public services in this country and to give more power to those who use them," he said.
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