Don’t Write off Jeremy Corbyn’s Digital Democracy Manifesto – Here’s Why It’s a Lofty Bill of Ideas
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn this week unveiled a ‘Digital Democracy Manifesto’ that was widely derided in the British media – but there are some ideas within it that, though unfortunately dressed in clunky jargon, are more radical and far-reaching than they are being given credit for.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s eight-point blueprint [PDF] for digital strategy does rehash some familiar calls, for instance, country-wide connectivity. But there are also inklings of ambitious proposals that could have profound effects for the role of the state as mediator in bridging the gap between the citizen and technology. And whether that sounds positive or not is largely a matter for personal political opinion.