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Goat embarrasses government

A goatLast week, we reported on how the government’s crowdsourced Spending Challenge website had descended into farce. Days later, the Treasury pulled the plug on the project, deleting the genuinely funny suggestions along with the hateful racism. All that is left is a bog-standard web form. The government has decided it prefers Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 after all.

But what of Spending Challenge’s spin-off Facebook group? It was announced earlier this month to a great deal of hype. David Cameron said: “We are giving people an opportunity with Facebook and I am sure that they will take it.”

He even discussed the idea in a video conference with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

But alas, as of this morning, the government’s Facebook revolution had gathered a mere 82 followers.

We know what you’re thinking: a goat could do better than that! In fact a goat did do better than that – and we are grateful to our friends at Liberal Conspiracy and Political Scrapbook (from whom the above headline is shamelessly stolen) for helping us test the hypothesis.

So if the government gets on your goat (sorry), sign up now.

Posted by Other TPA at 10:13am on 23 July 2010
Tags: Cuts,Goats,Spending Challenge

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Posted by cg at 07:16pm on 23 July 2010

Camerons attempt to engage the public has turned out to be about as successfull as Labours big conversation. Do you remember that ? A one way conversation where all that happened was your comment was ignored and then you were sent Labour propaganda emails for years.

Posted by Football Texts at 05:01pm on 25 July 2010

Labours big conversation? Do you remember that ?

Was that when tony blair developed paranoid schizophrenia, and began louldly talking to himself? If not then, no i don’t remember it.

Posted by william at 08:35am on 1 August 2010

Totally off-topic here, but you have been nominated in the category “best political blog” in my blog awards - you can see what other categories are up for vote here if you so wish.

Do feel free to encourage your readers to vote for you :D

Posted by Jennie Rigg at 02:48pm on 3 August 2010

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