Rob Paterson decided to challenge a government pseudo-consultation about child education. Just using blogging and facebook he has helped put a spanner in the works. He seems to be getting somewhere and I like his interim conclusion:
It’s early days and it is not all clear. But what is clear to me is that having a few bureaucrats do what they want is going to get hard for them.
Until now, a typical government consultation was to have what you wanted already decided and have a couple of hours with the punters – everything was decided in the back room.
Well this is just not viable anymore.