His blog is concise and responds to national problems with concise well written answers. Follow his blog if you’d like to not have your head blasted with over-bearing facts and figures. Could easily be placed as a columist in the Guardian, Times, Finacial Times or the Mirror
Things appear too docuemnt heavy in Government. “Make this please, we’ve planned it for months… oh look, it hasn’t worked and it’s delivered over budget.”
More project managers need to be hired who practice Agile methodology. They are adaptable to change in a world where the deliverables should be subject to change from your origninal idea.
Right now, I love everything @GDSteam is pumping out. It works, it handles mistakes, it moves on. There was barely anything in the news about the .gov.uk site swtichover because it was so smoothly done.
Party, a person or people forming one side in an agreement or dispute.
Has this happened to you at the bar, you’ve got chatting to someone randomly and realised you both acctually share quite a lot in common. It’s nice to know other people think the same as you isn’t it. But crumbs, did you know how un random that is… a lot of other people think like you.
Weird that… so what if I stretched it to say, some of those people who think like your, might even be running your country in government. Arghhh what, No! Never, only rich millionare fools are running our country right?
Well yes, they are rich and fools. But stretch your mind again, how cool would it be if people who thought like you were runnning the country, that would make you less mad at the news and more empowered when you knew your views were being constanly represented.
yourDemocracy, a tool which uses new e-technology to find like minded poeple as simply as e-harmony or match.com. Then the real exhiliration starts when you reasile that other people think the same as you and even be willing to stand for your vote.
* Vote for your party
* Shape your country through democracy
* No more voting for parties that aren’t different
* a series of never-ending questions, it groups you with other people and arbitarly puts you in a circle.
* Do what you want with it after that
Let’s skip ahead 20 years. When we could realistically electronically authenticate every UK citizen available to vote… What changes?
Do we all vote more frequently, with the same apathy as now, with the same care as a Facebook update or would we all take it more seriuosly?
Imagine we could all adjust the budget to what we want (like the Delib budget simulator), every year, on masse, we choose how we’d like to apportian the state budget simply by moving some sliders or choosing which projects we’d like to invest in.
It could be, every eligibale UK citizen gets to pick from a handful of projects to spend the council budget. Each eligable project having a kickstarter video, page and proposed budget.
It may not be sensible to give over the whole budget to every under, mis and over informed voter. But it would be a start to a truer democracy. It’s scary right, some power directly actaully in peoples’ little sweaty hands.