09 July 2008
BLOG (AND MORE) FROM THE UK HOUSE OF LORDS
Several members of the House of Lords in the UK are contributing to Lords of the Blog. It "is an experimental project to encourage direct dialogue between web users across the world and Members of the House of Lords." It is conducted by the Hansard Society, "the UK's leading independent, non-partisan political research and education charity."
There seem to be 11 participating peers, all but three listed as "the Independent Peers." (What that means I have no idea.) There aren't a lot of posts, but it's such a fascinating idea.
Another project of the House of Lords is a presence on YouTube. There's an especially fascinating one that shows how little some Brits know about their government and some of the Lords try to explain what the House of Lords does. Check it out!
Lords of the Blog: http://lordsoftheblog.wordpress.com
Hansard Society: http://www.hansardsociety.org.uk/
YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtqWwCIhW4E