Archive for May, 2011

Guest post on alpha.gov.uk’s vision for online consultation and policy engagement

Go there, read it.


The BIS blog. Why were we waiting?

Somewhere in my attic, buried under all the baby toys and junk, there’s a signed letter from David Miliband thanking me for building his blog. It was the first one by a Cabinet Minister, started on his own initiative at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, managed by me under the wing of Edward [...]


If you started today, you would never build what we’ve got. You would build Alphagov.

We’re mere days away from the big reveal of Alphagov, the prototype ‘single domain’ website which will set a challenging vision of what a unified, user-focused front end to UK government could look like. I’ve been relatively close to the project, from unofficial chats with project lead Tom Loosemore and others in dingy Lambeth North [...]