Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Free our bills?

If this results in less insider lobbying and more transparency in the way that political advocacy is conducted, it's a great idea.

If it simply reduces the resources that pressure groups have to commit to hectoring MPs, then I'm against it.

On balance, I think that the 'distributed intelligence' argument wins out. I'm backing the 'Free Our Bills' campaign. I think you should too.


lettersfromatory said...

Sounds like a decent initiative. Not sure if any of the major parties will be willing to commit much support, though.

Chris said...

Thanks for the link, sounds useful. And I think that lobbyists rely somewhat on people's ignorance of the facts in order to mobilise them, so anything that makes it easier to access the primary data is bad for them.