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Why should we trust leaders who believe in nothing?
... which raises my concerns about politics being based on character, rather than reason:
"Sleaze and character have become the standards by which we are supposed to judge our leaders. New Labour did most to speed these changes, going to war against the last Tory government over its alleged corruption rather than its conservatism. When Tony Blair declared that his government would be 'whiter than white', it ensured that politics would be reduced to a beauty contest over who has the most honest face, rather than the most inspiring vision of the good society. "
and Putting the IT into politics describes the failures of "e-government", but further embellishes problems with trying to squeeze the current system into new technology. Or the other way around.