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Friday, March 31, 2006

MSN helps Brits exercise their democratic rights ...... yeah, sure ....

Prime Minister's Questions Moves Online With MSN Messenger

"Prime Minister Tony Blair and MSN Messenger have teamed up to take Prime Minister’s Question Time online in a unique competition that will give ten members of the public the chance to put questions live to the PM.

The competition is now closed and on Tuesday 4th April, the winners will hold live video conversations over MSN Messenger with the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street, the first time he has taken questions via live video over the internet.......

...... Following last summer’s G8 Summit in Gleneagles questions were invited on two major issues, the issue of Africa, and the issue of climate change.

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “Our G8 Presidency last year made big strides, doubling aid for Africa, cancelling debts and agreeing new measures on peacekeeping, corruption HIV/ AIDS, health and education to benefit people in Africa. We also built the international consensus on the need to address climate change.

“The Prime Minister is committed to turning these promises into action in 2006, and wants to hear views from the public on these two vital issues.”

“It’s an honour for everyone at MSN to work with the Prime Minister on this unique competition. With one in six people in the UK using MSN Messenger, events like these will become commonplace as the internet plays an increasingly important role in political debate,” said Chris Ward, Commercial Director, MSN UK......."

My Comments:

Just a cynical sigh really ......

This is true Democracy ..... isn't it? ...... After all, our PM and MSN are both known for their respect of freedom and democratic rights ...... Well .... aren't they ....?

Sigh ......

posted by summersun70 at 3:31 PM


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