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Gordon Brown Puts A Spin On Question Time By Going Online

The British Prime Minister is taking the Question Time session online by making use of Youtube; he will be answering video questions sent to the Downing Street Youtube page by the general public in UK only.

Although this has been put forward as a regular event, there's no promise that it will last but Mr Brown seems to be inclined to improve his communications with internet users and Youtube has been one of his preferred channels.

On a video posted on the Youtube Page (opens in new tab), he added : "Politicians get a chance in prime minister's question time and other question times - I think it's time the public had a chance".

Interested parties have until the 21st of June to submit their questions and vote for their favourites questions which will then be answered by the end of June.

Earlier this month, details emerged that 10 Downing Street was considering a series of events to improve the Prime Minister's communications with the public including an X-factor like series.

Interestingly, Tony Blair occupies the first two spots in the list of most viewed Downing Street videos on Youtube.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.