Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Brave new world
Congratulations to Birmingham City Council for getting something right - they live-streamed the full council meeting this afternoon. Laugh a minute it was not, but it is an important step in opening up the proceedings of the council to genuine public scrutiny. It isn't important whether it is watched, just that it can be watched by those who want to see our elected members in action. The presentation is basic in the extreme, the video quality patchy, but that isn't the point. Top marks to the Birmingham Council media team and to the councillors who finally made it possible. All a far cry from Wales, where they do things differently there.