Tech & The District » Jo Johnson http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict Tech the way we see it: insights and musings on technology PR, policy and the District, from H&K’s D.C. Tech Team. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 15:06:44 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 en hourly 1 British Generally Pretty Accessible Election 2010 http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/05/07/british-generally-pretty-accessible-election-2010/ http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/05/07/british-generally-pretty-accessible-election-2010/#comments Fri, 07 May 2010 19:31:01 +0000 duncanburns http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=435

As I watch from afar the events in Britain, as our party leaders try and settle on a workable coalition, it’s been fascinating in the last month to see how much more accessible politics has become. Not a particularly bold observation (or new), but from thousands of miles away I’ve been able to vote, follow the developments of the campaign, watch the debates (thank you CSPAN 3), find out the fate of friends standing for election (Congratulations Jo Johnson MP!), enjoy the legendary swingometer and enjoy an election party that took place a pleasant 5 hours behind, so no need for a ridiculously late night.

The analysis and insights from news organizations, colleagues and others I trust has brought me into a race that in previous generations I might have had to wait a month or two to know who won. Now it’s just a day or two till the musical chairs is over.

One last thought for our US readers… UK elections last a month from start to finish. That’s it. If one adjusted that by population for the US, a crude adjustment for sure, imagine US elections that ran for “just” five months. Unrealistic, but perhaps something to ponder on a Friday.

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