Democracy and the Web: the UK gets it while America tries to control it.

I read yesterday that twitter has been banned from the White House. In the post, Marshall Kirkpatrick joked that this could be a reason we haven’t seen much from Obama’s twitter stream recently. I must admit however, my initial reaction was sympathetic with the White House for pragmatic reasons, though the attitude of the PressContinue reading “Democracy and the Web: the UK gets it while America tries to control it.”

Jacqui Smith—going, but not forgotten

At lunch time today, I learned from a tweet that UK Home Secretary, the Right Honorable Jacqui Smith will resign as soon as convenient to the Prime Minister. Most sources seem to cite the now cliched “expenses scandal” as the main reason, but also mention various moments of Home Secretarial chagrin. My initial reaction was oneContinue reading “Jacqui Smith—going, but not forgotten”