uk: Internet will banish bureaucracy, says Cameron
Posted in: Government & Policy at 13/10/2007 09:04
David Cameron sought to drive home the message that he, not Gordon Brown, represents the future in a speech laying claim to the internet as a tool of conservatism today.
The day after telling Mr Brown to "make way" in the first Commons question time since the Prime Minister called off an autumn election, the Tory leader travelled to California to address a conference at the headquarters of Google, the global search-engine.
He promised that a Conservative Government would list online every item of spending of more than £25,000 to help tax-payers hold it to account.
And he called on police to publish "crime maps" detailing offences street by street - another example, he said, of how the internet could help people to take more control over their lives.