I've been alerted to a rather interesting event tomorrow evening in Westminster. Lord Puttnam is showing as many MPs as he can find a film called "Us Now"
It looks at the way the Internet is going to change democracy and basically asks the question "do we need Parliament anymore? Why not just vote on bills yourselves via the internet instead of trusting an MP to do it?"
You can view the film here and you can get tickets to the event inside Westminster, free of charge (or registration) here. I am going just to see the colour drain from 646 faces as they are faced with the concept that we may no longer need them to have a democracy. After all, we no longer need auction houses, postmen, record shops or cinemas to get what WE want, do we?
This film has been shown to other European Parliaments as well.
Is this the EU telling us that we can get rid of National Governments as they are no longer relevent or is it real democracy in the hands of the people?
Interesting stuff. I'll be in full dress uniform of course. Buy me a drink (cheap booze at Westminster) and let's have a smoke in the bar afterwards. All invited
See you all there.