As I'm musing over Power to the People, and concluding this independent inquiry into Britain's Democracy is a bit top-down, Tom Steinberg and his inventive crew at mySociety come up with a neat way for us all to join in. Tom writes:
I expect you all read about the launch of the Power Inquiry report on Monday. mySociety has no formal connection with it, but I found it such a surprising, intriguing document (having read just the exec summary) that I thought it deserved a good roast-chicken-style picking apart and chewing over. In a nice way, of course. So, we did a bit of a 'theyworkforyou' to it: http://www.commentonpower.org/
All unofficial, 100% fresh off the presses. Kudos to Chris Lightfoot and Francis Irving who built it all in less than a day. If nothing else, and if nobody wants to leave comments, I hope at least it'll mean more people read the summary.
Chris and Francis have developed a wonderfully simple site allowing margin comments to the 30 inquiry recommendations. Hmmm... how about a couple of extra boxes ... "none of the above" and "my recommendation"? Then it would be nice to have links to blogs....scope for reporting on the forthcoming conference...no, stop. The appeal of the site is that it's so straightforward. Every report should have one, preferably when there's still an opportunity to make a difference to the proposals.