Ahem, Guido’s been testing the boundaries of online democracy again… The trouble arose when he pointed citizens at David Milliband’s policy development wiki, and invited them to make their own, ahem, “different and novel viewpoints”. Brave idea from the Minister, but he may learning the hard way there may be some discussions better accomplished within the independent sector. Anything on the web should have much larger scope for people to make up their own minds about the quality of Government plans.
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