A couple of interesting ideas in the proposals from Jack Straw‘s Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons, published today. They reckon they can ‘revitalise’ the Commons by, among other measures, having ‘a new weekly 90 minute debate in prime time on a big issue of the day’, and allowing MPs to ‘use handheld devices in the Chamber to keep up to date with e-mails, provided that it causes no disturbance.’ More info in the press release.
2 thoughts on “MPs, Blackberries and prime-time TV”
Whilst in news elsewhere:
France fears the BlackBerry is a threat to its secrets
Why don’t they just set up a Twitter or Jaiku feed? How much fun would that be!
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