Too many UK politicians still don’t get it

The Ulster Unionists aren’t usually considered to be at the cutting edge of anything positive, but in this case they are showing all the other parties how to do it.

The Ulster Unionists are blogging the Northern Ireland peace talks in St Andrews, Scotland.

Typically the boring old men (because invariably too many are – old and male) of British politics don’t like it and claim it “goes against the spirit of confidentiality of the talks.” Having quickly scanned the blog it appears to be mainly about the process and an insight into how these things happen, rather than the details of the negotiations.

One of the points I always make when I’m running social media and blog training is that it doesn’t matter if you think social media is a good thing or a bad thing. It’s happening and you have to learn how to deal with it.

Seems like it’s not just Jack Straw who can’t keep up with pace of change in 21st century politics.

Thanks to Simon Dickson for the link.

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