So, Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, is calling for a weekly public questioning of the Prime Minister. I’m not going to debate the merits and demerits of this suggestion. But I am going to question the proposed format; which is that people turn up at the Palace of Westminster and deliver their questions in person. So, you only get to question the Prime Minister if you live in London or can afford the time and money to travel there from wherever else in the UK you might live.
Once again our politicians demonstrate their nineteenth century thinking. Just as they believe that faster trains are the answer to our modern communications needs, they maintain that politics has to be done in London, in person.
Well, I’ve got news for them. The internet has given everybody the tools to make their opinions known. If politicians ignore that and continue using vastly outdated methods of communication they don’t have much of a future.