Monday, February 01, 2010

An Eye For the Banal

Earlier this evening, Charles Clarke, Chris Mullin and one other person were busy 'plotting' together outside the Adjourment debate. Three hours before that, Simon Hughes had apparently buttonholed David Miliband in Portcullis House, an encounter in which Miliband looked thoroughly bored. How do I know all this rather petty, banal information? Because a host of parliamentary underlings are busy updating a twitter site called EyespyMP with precisely this sort of trivia. MPs can't eat a sandwich without someone twittering the contents of it to the site. I am really not sure whether this is a great blow for transparent politics, or a complete waste of anybody's time. Go and visit and make up your own mind.

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