Comment from John Doyle
I have been struck recently with the amount of information being debated in public, on social media to be precise that used to be treated as confidential or ‘private’.
For example, Presidents do not normally debate using Twitter and Prime Ministers do not normally debate using Facebook.
Well. That used to be the case, but no longer. Is this a good thing?
It certainly is bringing government closer to the people which in itself is a laudable thing, but should these debates with their conflicting views and positions be dealt with in such an open way in public; shouldn’t the ordinary citizen be informed of decisions and not necessarily of the mechanisms used to get to it.
I ask the question because in a family debate recently it struck me how ill-informed we are and how we also are adopting the same debating style. Upsetting the public is not always the best way of getting policy enacted.
In the Manchester Lockdown scenario, should the public be exposed to the sight of our leaders trading blows in an undignified manner or should we merely be informed of the decision at the appropriate time.
It doesn’t matter what side of the political argument you’re on, but airing your dirty washing in public has never been a smart move!
The trouble with the current scenario is that if you ask enough people what their opinion is, they will tell you, warts and all.
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Request to Pay Webinar
We’re very pleased to announce the date and time of our first webinar, December 11th 2020, at 2pm.
We will be welcoming experts in the Request to Pay space and further details will follow; mark the date in your diary. Let me know if you want to be added to the mailing list. John Doyle
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