Little news item as an afterthought to the discussion at e-democracy ’08 over the low priotiy MPs give to blogging as a way of engaging with their constituents (and a kind of response to Iain Dale saying that non-blogging MPs are ‘burying their heads in the sand’)
More on why MPs seem to be burying their heads in the sand – insitutional intertia from the House of Commons, who are trying to impose the same rules of etiquette that apply in the Commons chamber on the internet.
“They didn’t have any complaints about the party political content, it was the courtesies of the House,” Labour MP Paul Flynn told the BBC News website. “But I have never seen the rules written down. They just rang me up after reading my blog and said ‘you can’t say that'”.
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