Politicians of all persuasions at both Westminster and Holyrood have been getting to grips with the Internet in attempts to communicate directly with the electorate. A visit to http://uk.youtube.com reveals a number of party political videos and one or two less flattering clips. Joining the Internet revolution is the Scottish Government which has a youtube channel featuring video clips of ministerial speeches and visits, accessible at http://www.youtube.com/scotexec (presumably www.youtube.com/scotgov is a step too far at the moment). Regular readers of Scots Law News will enjoy the thrill of watching moving images of the First Minister’s launch of the national conversation” (No 666) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F_rC6PhRCw and his launch of the Broadcasting Commission (No 665) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58gZAnZJt30.
While some avenues of direct contact with the electorate open