Interesting statement of ethics by pro-Labour bloggers setting out their ethic which informs their blogging. It includes this call to Government to see online engagement as a cultural change worth engaging with. Maybe a little blogging training would go along way in providing Ministers with the tools for the job?
We believe that attempts to transfer ‘command and control’ models to online politics will inevitably fail. Labour must show that it gets that – in practice as well as theory – if we are make our contribution to the progressive movements on which our causes depend.
The government and the political parties should use their official spaces to contribute to and enable these conversations. We also want to see Ministers and MPs having the confidence to engage in political debate and argument elsewhere, while being clear that there is no value for anybody in seeking to control independent spaces for discussion.