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August 10, 2004

Chapter 5. Building on Experience

Chapter 5.Building on Experience by Mitch Ratcliffe

Posted by Jon Lebkowsky at August 10, 2004 8:40 PM


RE: page 78:

"In the United Kingdom, the government of Prime Minister Tony Blair has launched an aggressive program, called “The Big Conversation,” to bring parliamentarians and bureaucrats into a dialogue with citizens. This is an important departure from the notion that email is a form of polling. The Big Conversation depends on citizens submitting policy suggestions for discussion among Labour Party members—the old process of building a party platform, in which many of the important compromises necessary to build a broad coalition are hammered out, is being reborn on the Web"

Firstly the Big conversation is an NOT anything to do with the UK government - it is a Labour Party initiative.

Secondly, it was a stage managed charade, with very little online activity - see:

Posted by: Robin Grant at August 18, 2004 9:43 AM

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