DIARY: PM goes offline in favour of snail mail

Barely a month after Tony Blair launched The Big Conversation, a consultation exercise aimed at engaging with voters' concerns, it has emerged that the PM has ditched his weekly webcast.

Instead of the much-touted webcast, a PR gimmick launched in 2000, Downing Street says the public can now email the PM direct.

But those wishing to do so are informed: 'If you would like to receive a reply, you should write to the PM instead (of emailing). The address is 10 Downing Street....'

So much for online communications.

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