If you’re an elected representative, what does an e-mail mean? If it’s from a constituent, individually written, it’s clear enough. But what about if it’s part of a campaign? In the clip above Clay Shirky argues that the predictive value of an e-mail for a member of Congress is zero, and with e-mail campaigns its impossible to rescue the signal from noise. Have we put the barrier to political engagement so low that it can cease to be meaningful? I can’t claim to have the answers, but watch the clip and have a bit of a think. The clip starts at the best bit of the presentation, but the rest is worth watching too.
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Fine if bland, but like-minded economies? Nearly 50% of Australian exports are raw materials. Their largest trade partners are China and Japan. They want higher agriculture quotas, and perhaps some changes to UK food rules. What we want in detail isn't really clear. But sure... https://twitter.com/trussliz/status/1282975372468842496
We've concluded a positive first round of talks for the UK-Australia FTA 🇬🇧🇦🇺.
Discussions were productive and reflected our shared ambition to secure a high-quality deal between our like-minded economies.
Read more in my Written Ministerial Statement👇
To be fair, it would’ve been hard to get all that on the side of a bus. https://twitter.com/simoncalder/status/1282566953396310016
EU travel after Brexit transition ends on 31.12.20
It turns out the UK voted for:
Higher travel insurance and mobile roaming costs.
Tougher passport rules.
Pet travel rules so complex that BBC man says: "Pets of Great Britain, say farewell to the Dordogne”